Russian Helicopters showcases commercial and military helicopters at LAAD Defence and Security 2015 in Brazil


Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, is taking part in the Latin American aerospace and defence technology exhibition and conference LAAD Defence & Security 2015 which will run from 14 to 17 April in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Russian Helicopters will showcase its series produced commercial and military helicopters, as well as its latest developments.

“Countries in Latin America are some of the most promising markets for Russian helicopters,” said Russian Helicopters CEO Alexander Mikheev. “Our commercial and military helicopters have long been in operation in this region, and Russian Helicopters is continuing to supply advanced machines that combine latest technologies, have a broad operational range, are reliable and easy to maintain.”

The latest Mi-171A2 multirole helicopter will be on show at LAAD Defence & Security 2015. It combines the distinguished operational experience built up by Mi-8/17 helicopters world over with the latest technology, design and materials. Russian Helicopters launched flight tests on it in November 2014.

The Mi-171A1 is one of the latest modifications of the Mi-8/17 currently in use in the region, it received type certification from Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency in 2005. This model is operated by Atlas Taxi Aereo as a cargo transport helicopter in remote regions of the Amazon Selvas for the Brazilian oil company Petrobras. These reliable, efficient machines were highly praised by the Brazilian operator.

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