Two Mi-172 helicopters delivered to Equatorial Guinea
As part of the contract with the local government
As part of the contract with the government of Equatorial Guinea, Russian Helicopters holding company (part of Rostec State Corporation) produced and transferred to the customer two Mi-172 helicopters manufactured at Kazan Helicopters (KVZ). The aircraft have already been sent to Central Africa. One of the helicopters produced under the contract is being delivered in the Salon VIP modification. The model is designed for transportation of up to 12 passengers.
The second Mi-172 has been transferred in the passenger modification. It can transport up to 26 people.The Mi-172 is one of the Mi-17 pattern helicopters that is certified for passenger transportation. The Mi-172 is a classical single-rotor helicopter with an antitorque rotor and a twin-engine power unit. The improved performance of the model meets special requirements for passenger transportation. In addition to the passenger and VIP modifications, there are also transport, medical and evacuation, search and rescue, military and firefighting models of this aircraft. Specific features of the Mi-172 include the large power reserve of the power unit, altitude characteristics, a spacious cockpit, various options of avionics, and autonomous preparation for flights and maintenance. The Mi-8/17 pattern helicopters are designed for operation in any climatic conditions as they can be used in a wide temperature range (from -50°С to +50°С). Today, there are a total of 400 units in countries on the African continent.
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