Designed by OAO “Moscow Helicopter Plant, helicopters series Mi-8/17 the most successful in the history of Russia helicopters industry.
The helicopters series Mi-8/17 have won the respect and admiration of the operators of helicopters around the world thanks to their high performance characteristics, high reliability and adaptability, ability to work in a wide range of climatic conditions (from -50 to +50 degrees Celsius) and the ease of operation and maintenance.Mi-8/17 has an ever-expanding range of operational capabilities thanks to the “Helicopters of Russia”? the current update. Helicopters can be equipped with a wide range of additional equipment for different tasks.Key Mi-8/17 is a cargo helicopter that can carry up to 4000 kg of various cargoes inside the cargo cabin or on external sling.Passenger helicopter can carry up to 26 passengers. The helicopter has a low level of noise and vibration, the cabin is equipped with a climate control system, and has emergency exits that meet the latest safety standards. All created to provide transportation of passengers during the flight comfort and safety.VIP model is designed for 7-14 passengers in a high comfort. Helicopter? S interior to your liking customers? needs and wishes. Helicopter boasts the largest cabin in its class and is ideal for a luxury equipment. VIP models can be equipped with entertainment systems, satellite communications and special means of communication in accordance with customer needs.The search and rescue model can fly search and rescue operations around the clock in any weather. The helicopter is equipped with special equipment, including projectors, winch, columns, and radar systems. This model is used in the MOE countries around the world.Mi-8/17 flying hospital for medical care in remote and inaccessible areas. Special on-board equipment provides maintenance of the vital functions of patients and first aid during the journey to hospital. Special films used inside the cabin can be disinfected quickly and to the highest medical standards.Fire model is intended for solutions blazing via helicopter on the exterior of the bucket suspension that can deliver up to 4,000 liters of water and the target burn area with a high degree of accuracy. The helicopter is able to deliver fire brigades and special equipment.Mi-8/17 are built on the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant and Kazan Helicopters as “Helicopters of Russia” companies. More than 12,000 Mi-8/17 helicopters have been produced to date? a record for a twin-engine helicopter anywhere in the world. They were delivered to more than 100 countries around the world and racked up total flight time of about 100 million hours.The following models are currently in production: 8AMT Mi-Mi-8 MTV-1 and Mi-171, Mi-171A1, and Mi-172.