Photo: Victor Molodtsov
Russian Helicopters holding takes part in the Innoprom-2022 International Industrial Exhibition. The model of Mi-171A3 offshore helicopter and BAS-200 unmanned aerial vehicle were presented as part of the unified Rostec’s exposition.
The new Mi-171A3 helicopter is intended to ensure technological independence of companies in the fuel and energy sector and increase the effectiveness of search and rescue operations in the Arctic region.
The development of Mi-171A3 has started in 2018. This helicopter fully meets IOGP (International Association of Oil and Gas Producers) standards, as well as the high safety requirements for over-water flights. Moreover, Mi-171A3 has unique transport capabilities in its class: the maximum take-off weight is 13,000 kg, it can carry up to 24 people, and it can cover a distance of more than 800 km.
"The helicopter is in high demand - due to its flight and technical characteristics, without exaggeration, it will be indispensable in the fuel and energy complex and will increase the efficiency of servicing offshore drilling platforms remote from the shore. In addition, thanks to its ability to operate in low visibility conditions, in complete absence of natural landmarks and ground-based radio navigation support, Mi-171A3 will expand the capabilities of search and rescue operations at sea and in the Arctic," said Sergey Kayumov, the chief designer of the National Center for Helicopter Engineering (NCV) Mil and Kamov (part of Russian Helicopters).