In China certify the Mi-171 helicopter with a new engine

© RIA Novosti / Evgeny to Odinakovymi in Photobacterium Mi-171 during a demonstration flight at the MAKS-2017. Archival photoIn China certify the Mi-171 helicopter with a new engine© RIA Novosti / Evgeny to Odinakovymi the image Bank

«Helicopters of Russia» has filed an application with the aviation authorities of China for certification of helicopter Mi-171 with VK-2500 engine, says the company.

«Holding «Helicopters of Russia» initiated the process of certification of the Mi-171 equipped with engines VK-2500-03, China. The corresponding application was sent to the aviation authorities of the Chinese national Republic», — stated in the message.

The need for recognition of the type certificate for Mi-171 equipped with advanced engines VC-2500-03, in China caused by the high interest from Chinese customers to these helicopters. The introduction of these engines on the Mi-171 was carried out with the highest needs of operators and potential customers to increase the range of operation of the helicopter and improve its key performance characteristics.

«The use of engines VK-2500-03 on the Mi-171 is especially important to perform work on the external load in high altitude and hot climate. Recognition by the civil aviation Administration of China type certificate of the helicopter Mi-171 with the new engine will allow us to increase competitiveness in the Chinese market», — said during the exhibition, China Helicopter Expo General Director of holding «Helicopters of Russia» Andrey Boginsky.

First certified Mi-171 equipped with engines VK-2500-03, was presented in 2016 in the framework of the exhibition China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition.

Mi-171 can be used for transportation of VIP-passengers in high comfort, passenger transport, transportation of cargoes weighing up to 4000 kg in the cabin and on external sling, search and rescue operations and fire fighting. The earlier machines of this type installed engine TV3-117VM. The application of the VK-2500-03 to Mi-171 will provide greater lifting capacity, static and dynamic ceiling of the flight.