Russian Helicopters’ production Mi-171A2 completes first flight

Russian Helicopters’ first production helicopter Mi-171A2 has completed its first flight at the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, the company announced on 18 May.

The multirole Mi-171A2 helicopter will be delivered to UTair-Helicopter Services for initial operation in polar regions. The helicopter can operate in highland conditions, at low and high temperatures, high humidity and over water.

Mi-171A2 features about 80 modifications in the design. This includes a new main rotor with all-composite blades as a weight-reduction measure while increasing the propeller thrust by 700kg.

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