Mi-171A2 Training for Kazakhstan Pilots

Kazakhstan pilots from Berkut State Airlines completed Mi-171A2 training at the Russian Helicopters Ulan-Ude training center. The first Mi-171A2 helicopter was delivered to Kazakhstan in early 2019

Russian Helicopters, February 22, 2022 – The crew of the Berkut State Airlines from Kazakhstan underwent annual retraining under the supplemental professional training programs for the Mi-171A2 helicopter.

It was held at the aviation training center of the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant of the Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of the Rostec State Corporation).

The training program included 60 hours of theoretical classes.

“Such training allows us to improve our skills and knowledge gained during initial Mi-171A2 helicopter crew trainings held as part of the supply contract. The authorized body of civil aviation of the Republic of Kazakhstan has validated the enterprise’s aviation training center. According to the Kazakhstan aviation rules, pilots from this country should annually improve their skills in order to ensure flight safety”, said Nikolay Kolesov, Director General of the Russian Helicopters Holding.

The first Mi-171A2 helicopter was delivered to Kazakhstan in early 2019. The Mi-171A2 helicopter is the most modern modification of Mi-8/17 type. The use of a digital on-board equipment package on the Mi-171A2 helicopter, designed according to the “glass cockpit” concept, makes it possible to reduce the crew to two members.

During the training, special attention was paid to the design and flight operation of the Mi-171A2 helicopter, its systems and units as well as the rotorcraft’s flight characteristics. The training program included study of aviation and radio-electronic equipment, practical aerodynamics, navigation, aviation meteorology, aviation communications and radiotelephony, and flight safety management systems.

About Russian Helicopters: Russian Helicopters Holding (part of Rostec State Corporation) is one of the world leaders in the helicopter industry, the only helicopter developer and manufacturer in Russia. The holding was founded in 2007. The head office is located in Moscow.

The holding includes five helicopter plants, two design bureaus, as well as enterprises for the production and maintenance of components, aircraft repair plants and a service company that provides after-sales support in Russia and abroad. The buyers of the holding’s products are the Russian Ministry of Defense, the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Russian Emergencies Ministry, other government customers, Gazprom Avia and UTair airlines, large Russian and foreign companies.



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