Russian Helicopters delivers 2 Mi-172 helicopters to Equatorial Guinea

As part of a contract with the government of Equatorial Guinea, Russian Helicopters (part of Rostec State Corporation) has produced and delivered two Mi-172 helicopters to the customer, manufactured at Kazan Helicopters (KVZ).

The Mi-172 is certified for passenger transportation and has established itself as having a high level of safety. Russian Helicopters Photo
The Mi-172 is certified for passenger transportation and has established itself as having a high level of safety. Russian Helicopters Photo
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One of the helicopters produced under the contract is being delivered in VIP modification. The helicopter is designed for transportation of up to 12 passengers in greater comfort. The custom-made interior is equipped with all the necessary up-to-date hardware and uses high-quality materials.

The second Mi-172 has been delivered in passenger modification. It can transport up to 26 people in comfortable conditions.

“Equatorial Guinea is a long-time partner of Russian Helicopters,” said the CEO of the Russian Helicopters holding company, Andrey Boginsky. “In 2006, we also delivered two Mi-172 helicopters in VIP and passenger modifications to the country. I would like to note that Russian helicopters are popular in Africa due to their advantages: reliability, easy operation, good price/quality ratio. Therefore, I am sure that this contract will not be the last one.”

The Mi-172 is a variant of the Mi-17 helicopter that is certified for passenger transportation and has established itself as a reliable aircraft with a high level of safety.

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The Mi-172 is a classic single-rotor helicopter with an anti-torque rotor and a twin-engine power unit. The improved performance of the helicopter meets special requirements for passenger transportation. In addition to the passenger and VIP modifications, there are also transport; medical and evacuation; search-and-rescue; military; and firefighting models of this aircraft.

Specific features of the Mi-172 include the large power reserve of the power unit, excellent altitude characteristics, a spacious cockpit, various options of avionics, and autonomous preparation for flights and maintenance.

The Mi-8/17 model helicopters are designed for operation in any climatic conditions as they can be used in a wide temperature range (from -50 С to 50 С). Today, there are a total of 400 Mi-8/17 helicopters in countries on the African continent.

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