Russia delivers Mi-171E helicopter to Pakistan


* Russian Helicopters, a Russian helicopter manufacturing company, delivered a Mi-171E civil helicopter in a convertible version to the representatives of Pakistani southern province of Balochistan, the company said Friday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik): Mi-171E helicopters belong to the Mi-8/17 series, which was developed and introduced in the 1970s, with dozens of variant modifications created to suit various operating conditions, climates and customers developed since then. A total of over 12,000 Mi-8/17s are in service in over 100 countries. “This is the second convertible Mi-171E helicopter delivered to Pakistan this year,” the statement read.

The vehicle comes in a convertible version, which can be used for transport as well as for carrying 13 passengers and a flight attendant. In transport mode, the helicopter is capable of carrying up to 27 passengers and up to 4 tonnes of cargo. The contract for delivering of the helicopter was sealed in December 2016, the company added. The company supplied the first Mi-171E helicopter to Pakistan in April.