Russian Helicopters has delivered a VIP Mi-171E helicopter to the government of the Republic of Uganda.
The helicopter was delivered under the contract signed by Russian exporter Rosoboronexport in 2015.
The Mi-171E helicopter supplied to Uganda is distinguished by its superior comfort cabin designed for 12 passengers. It is fitted with soft leather-wrapped armchairs and comfortable furniture made from fine wood. Enhanced sound and vibration isolation, a modern multimedia system with widescreen displays and numerous audio dynamics significantly boost flight comfort. Consumer convenience is ensured by a wardrobe, food station, toilet and luggage compartment. Landing and unloading made more convenient by installing folding ramp doors with stairs. Additionally, the Mi-171E was equipped with a new MBKhU air conditioning system with increased performance, small weight and size; it ensures comfortable temperature in the passenger cabin and crew compartment.
The helicopter has modern flight and navigation equipment that enables safe flights at any time and in any weather conditions. Adjustment of cockpit instruments for night vision goggles will increase flight safety at nighttime. In addition, to increase safety, the helicopter is equipped with a ground proximity warning system that duly notifies the crew of a dangerous proximity of an obstacle, or ground or water surface in order to prevent accidents.
The Mi-171 helicopter is a deep modernization of the Mi-8. The Mi-171 helicopter has a certificate issued by AR IAC as well as an approval of the type certificate in a number of Asian countries. It is operated in 30 countries around the world. An important notion on the Mi-171 helicopter is that it is produced with the use of aircraft technologies of UUAP (Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, JSC).