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Russian Helicopters presented convertible Mi-171A2 at "MAKS"

The aircraft can be used for cargo transportation and up to 20 passengers

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) presented a convertible Mi-171A2 helicopter at the "MAKS-2019 airspace show" (see AVIONEWS). Depending on the customer wishes, the model can be used for cargo transportation, as well as to transport up to 20 passengers. This is the first certified rotorcraft of the Mi-8/171 family in a convertible version.

The helicopter takes part in the flight program; it also demonstrates in a static parking lot featuring a set of optional equipment designed to perform a wide range of tasks (cargo and passenger transportation, search and rescue missions, medical evacuation). The scope of the helicopter usage may further be extended by installing a set of search and rescue equipment (windlass, searchlight, external sling, medical equipment).

The design specifics of the convertible Mi-171A2 make it possible to convert the helicopter's cargo compartment into a passenger cabin at the operator’s facilities within one hour. The aircraft can transport up to 20 passengers and up to 5 tons of cargo on an external sling. Depending on what the operator needs, Mi-171A2 helicopter can perform search and rescue missions, medical transportation, cargo operations, fight fires or carry passengers day and night, at temperatures from -50° C to + 50°C, at high altitudes, in a desert, in tropical climate, in high humidity conditions, it can also fly over water. It is powered by VK-2500-PS-03 engines.

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