Russian Helicopters transfers a Mi-171E to Pakistan
Russian Helicopters recently delivered a civilian multirole Mi-171E helicopter to the Punjab province government of Pakistan, as a result of an international tender and contract signed earlier this year.
Manufactured at the company’s Ulan-Ude facility, the helicopter has already been accepted by the customer’s representatives and will be delivered to its destination by air transport.
The helicopter is easily convertible, which will allow it to be used both in VIP configuration with a maximum of 13 passengers and one flight attendant on board, or general transport mode allowing up to 27 passengers in folding seats and up to 4 tons of cargo inside the cargo cabin or on an external sling. According to a company statement, the Mi-171E is expected to be used for both purposes, in addition to fulfilling sanitary tasks, patrolling and assisting in emergency situations.
“Russian Helicopters is expanding its supply markets,” says Russian Helicopters Marketing and Business Development Deputy CEO Alexander Shcherbinin. “Among our customers there are more civil operators now, in particular from South Asia.”