The helicopter will be made in the convertible version that will allow you to use it both as a transport flight vehicle and as a VIP cabin configuration able to take aboard 13 passengers accompanied by a flight attendant.
In its transport configuration, Mi-171E can carry up to 27 passengers in the jump seats and up to 4 tons of cargo inside the cargo cabin or on external sling.
Positive reputation of Russian Helicopters holding company as a reliable supplier of helicopters have contributed to the signing of the contract with the Punjab province government," said Deputy CEO for Marketing and Business Development of the Russian Helicopters holding company Alexander Shcherbinin.
It is expected that the Punjab province leadership will use the multipurpose Mi-171E helicopters for passenger and freight transportation, air ambulance tasks, patrolling and remedial actions in emergency situations.
The scope of possible applications of the helicopter is further expanded through the installation of a set of search-and-rescue equipment – LPG-150 winch and TSL-1600 searchlight. Increased flight safety is ensured due to the installation of Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning Module.
In January 2017, Russian Helicopters holding company became the winner of the international tender and signed a contract with the government of Balochistan province (Republic of Pakistan) for the supply of Mi-171 civilian helicopters.
Mi-8/17 helicopters are produced by the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant and Kazan Helicopters, which belong to Russian Helicopters holding company. As of 2014, over 12 thousand of these machines were produced, which is a record among twin-engine helicopters. They were supplied to more than 100 countries, and their total flight time totals about 100 million hours.