Pilots from Kazakhstan improved their skills in operating the Mi-171A2 helicopter in Ulan-Ude
"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.
The training program covered an analysis of causes of civil aviation accidents for the last calendar and current year. It also focused on studying the use of rescue equipment and practicing the crew's actions in emergencies. Upon completing the training, the pilots from Kazakhstan received advanced training certificates based on the exam results.
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.
"Russian Helicopters" Holding (part of Rostec State Corporation) is one of the world leaders in the helicopter industry, the only Russian helicopter designer and manufacturer. Holding was established in 2007. Its headquarters are in Moscow. The holding company includes five helicopter plants, two design bureaus, factories for components production, aircraft repair plants, and a service company providing after-sales support in Russia and abroad. The Russian Ministry of Defense, the Russian Interior Ministry, the Russian Emergency Ministry, other government agencies, ''Gazprom Avia'' and UTair airlines, large Russian and foreign companies are buyers of holding's products.
Rostec State Corporation is one of the largest industrial companies in Russia. It unites more than 800 scientific and production enterprises in 60 country regions. Key areas of holding's activities are aviation engineering, radio electronics, medical technologies, innovative materials, etc. The corporation's portfolio includes such well-known brands as AVTOVAZ, KAMAZ, UAC, Russian Helicopters, Uralvagonzavod, Shvabe, Concern Kalashnikov, etc. Rostec is actively involved in all 12 national projects implementation. The company is a key contributor to Smart City technologies, state administration digitalization, industry, social sectors, 5G wireless technology developing plans, the industrial Internet, big data, and blockchain systems. Rostec acts as a partner of the world's leading manufacturers, such as Boeing, Airbus, Daimler, Pirelli, Renault, etc. The corporation's products are shipped to more than 100 countries around the world. Almost one-third of the company's revenue is generated by high-tech products export.