Russian Helicopters delivers first batch of helicopter knock-down kits to Kazakhstan
Russian Helicopters' Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant has delivered two Mi-8AMT helicopter knock-down kits to Kazakhstan to be assembled 'on-site'.
The delivery is based on a trilateral contract for the provision of 17 Mi-8AMT/Mi-171E helicopter kits, which was signed in 2019 by Kazakhstan Engineering, Kazakhstan's Aircraft Repair Plant No. 405 and Russian Helicopters.
The assembled Mi-8AMT helicopters will be tasked with transportation of passengers and goods, emergency rescue operations, forest protection, firefighting, ambulance services and law enforcement operations.
The main customers for the Mi-8AMT helicopters in Kazakhstan are the National Guard under the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Committee for Emergency Situations. The first batch of Mi-8AMT kits will be assembled for the needs of the Committee for Emergency Situations.
"I'm confident that successful implementation of the semi-knock-down assembly project of Mi-8AMT / Mi-171 helicopters in Kazakhstan will become a significant step forward in the development of the country's helicopter industry and will allow local enterprises to increase their scientific and technical potential," said Leonid Belykh, Managing Director of the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant.
Assembly and adaptation of the helicopters to the customer's requirements will be carried out by the Aircraft Repair Plant No. 405 in Almaty. The assembled helicopters will be tasked with transportation of passengers and goods, emergency rescue operations, forest protection, firefighting, ambulance services and law enforcement operations.
BlueSky Business Aviation News | 12th November 2020 | Issue #581