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.
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)