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U-UAP successfully completes training of Indian Mi-171A2 pilots


The Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant Training Center under the Russian Helicopters holding company (part of the Rostec State Corporation) has successfully completed training a second group of foreign specialists studying to operate and maintain the Mi-171A2 helicopter. The pilots and engineering staff of the Indian company Sky One Airways LTD were trained in two groups.

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U UAP Successfully Completes Training of Indian Mi 171A2 Pilots 01 Mil Mi-171A2  (pictured here) is the latest modification of Mi-8/17. Its glass cockpit decreased the crew to two men. The helicopter is an upgraded version powered by VK-2500PS-03 engines (civil version of the engines installed on Mi-28 combat helicopters), digital navigation system with data display indication reducing the crew to two people, and a new rotor system.  (Picture source: Army Recognition)


The foreign experts studied the aerodynamics of the Mi-171A2, its design and technical operation, avionics, the VK-2500PS-03 engine with its integrated digital control system and the auxiliary power unit.

Each of the Sky One Airways LTD personnel received an established certificate for passing the training. Among the trainees there were also specialists from the Indian Directorate General of Civil Aviation, who conducted a preliminary inspection of the training center for its validation.

"During crew training, special attention is paid to the procedure and rules for operating cockpit systems and avionics, various details concerning piloting techniques, aerodynamics and dynamics of the helicopter flight, as well as crew resource management (CRM) and airborne communications. Along with the theoretical part of the program, each technical specialist also passed practical training in operational and routine maintenance," said the Managing Director of U-UAP Leonid Belykh.

The training program for Indian pilots included additional focus on operating procedures in non-standard and emergency situations, as well as for maneuvering the helicopter out from a difficult spatial position.


U UAP Successfully Completes Training of Indian Mi 171A2 Pilots 02 Mil Mi-171A2 (Picture source: Army Recognition)