Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, part of Russian Helicopters holding, has delivered two Mi-8AMT helicopter kits to Kazakhstan for subsequent assembly in the country.
The delivery was carried out within the framework of a tripartite agreement between JSC NC Kazakhstan Engineering, JSC Aircraft Repair Plant No. 405 and the Russian Helicopters holding for the organization of SKD assembly of Mi-8AMT / Mi-171E helicopters. The agreement signed in 2019 provides for the supply of 17 helicopter kits during 2020-2022.
The main customers of the Mi-8AMT helicopters in Kazakhstan are the National Guard of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Ministry of Emergency Situations. The first batch of helicopter kits will be used to assemble the Mi-8AMT for the needs of the Ministry of Emergencies of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
“I am confident that the successful implementation of the SKD assembly of Mi-8AMT / Mi-171 helicopters in Kazakhstan will become a significant step forward in the development of the country’s helicopter industry and will allow local enterprises to increase their scientific and technical potential,” said Leonid Belykh, Managing Director of the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant …
The assembly and adaptation of the helicopters to the customer’s requirements will be carried out at the aircraft repair plant No. 405 in the city of Almaty, which has the greatest competence in the repair and maintenance of the life cycle of this type of helicopter in the Central Asian region. The plant is certified by Kazakhstani and international authorities for the repair, modernization and maintenance of Mi-8/17/171 helicopters.
The assembled helicopters will be designed to transport passengers and cargo, rescue operations, forest protection, firefighting, air ambulance services, and law enforcement missions.
The use of experience and an extensive service network of aircraft repair plant No. 405 will provide integrated service support for customers in the field of deployment.
Kazakhstan is a long-time partner of the Russian Helicopters holding; several dozen Mi-8AMT / Mi-171 helicopters are operated in the country. The republic became the first foreign operator of the newest Mi-171A2 helicopter.