Russia successfully tests advanced Mi-171A2 helicopters in extreme cold weather

Quoting a news release issued by the Russian Helicopter Holding of the Rostec State Corporation, the news agency said the company has confirmed the successful trials of the latest multi-role Mi-171A2 helicopters in Yakutia, where the temperature was at 50 degrees Centigrade below zero.

According to Xinhua, two Mi-171A2 helicopters performed eight ground runs (when engines were switched on without taking off) and 36 flights on special programme.

The results of tests proved that the systems and avionic device of Mi-171A2 helicopters can be operated in extremely harsh climatic conditions.

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