in Defence

Russian Helicopters deliver Mi-17V-5 multirole helicopter to Kenya

Posted 30 March 2017 · Add Comment

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, delivered its Mi-17V-5 multirole helicopter to the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government of the Republic of Kenya. The rotorcraft was produced by Kazan Helicopters.

The formal transfer of the helicopter took place in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi in the presence of the Minister of the Interior of Kenya. Apart from the delivery, Russian Helicopters has also trained local specialists, as specified in the contract.  The delivered helicopter will be used for the needs of the National Police of the Republic of Kenya.

“We have successfully fulfilled the contract to supply our first helicopter to Kenya. Currently, the total fleet of Russian-made helicopters in the African countries exceeds 700 and it requires a gradual upgrade. Russian helicopters have shown good results in performing the widest range of tasks in Africa. We hope for further fruitful cooperation,” said Alexander Shcherbinin, Russian Helicopters Deputy CEO for marketing and business development.

African countries are traditionally among the biggest operators of Russian-made helicopters.  The Mi-8/17 type helicopters offered to African clients are intended primarily for the use in civil aviation, to transport cargo and passengers, including VIPs.  High-performance flight characteristics, reliability, ability to operate  in a wide range of climates, multitasking, ease of operation and maintenance make Russian helicopters one of the best options for the African market.

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Ethiopian launches ‘Feel Addis’ app

Passengers flying Ethiopian with layover between 8 and 24 hours in Addis Ababa are set to have their end-to-end layover experience transformed in a whole new way with the launch of the airline’s digitised transit package dubbed Feel

Benefits from pan-African outlook

African aviation is prone to frequent change, according to AJW group sales director, Hafsah Abdulsalam.

Airbus commences in-flight trials of connected cabin technologies

Airbus has commenced in-flight trials of IoT connected cabin technologies on board an A350-900 Flight Lab aircraft – to be shortly revealed to customers.

Algerians assemble new plant deal with Leonardo

Africa is about to get a new helicopter assembly plant following a deal between Algeria and European manufacturer Leonardo. Alan Dron reports.

Aviation Africa Summit and Exhibition nominated for three awards

Aviation Africa is nominated in three categories for "Best International Event", "Indy Organiser Team of the Year" and "Best Show Feature" - for the Silent Conference.

Vertis adds Falcon 900EX to support growing demand for mid-range charters

Switzerland-headquartered Vertis Aviation has added a Dassault Falcon 900EX to its Vertis Charter Management Programme, VCMP.

AVAFA20SK2207050320
See us at
AVAFA20BT2207050320Dubai AS BT2006211119MEBAA BT2006260919AVMENA20 BT1309100620