The Mi-172 helicopter is a variant of Mi-17 medium multi purposes helicopter a modernization of the Mi-8. Its versatility and high performance characteristics made it the first popular helicopter in the world. Over 11,000 Mi-8/Mi-17 helicopters have been produced to date and they are in service in 80 countries. It is one of the most successful, reliable and durable medium multifunctional helicopters with thousands of these units operating 100 million flying hours. This is a helicopter that you can rely on in all latitudes, from freezing cold of Antarctica to the scorching heat of Africa - where the UN on many everyday missions uses it.
The Mi-172 helicopter was created for civil operations in India and is certified by the Civil Aviation Authority of India. It is created for the transport of cargo, passengers, and VIP passengers as well.
Some of the main advantages of the Mi-172 helicopter are its reliability and simplicity of operation as for the whole family of Mi-17 helicopters. By virtue of these qualities the Mi-172 is in high demand in India. It can be operated in many different conditions – whether heat or cold, rain or snow, mountains, desert, sea, or land. High reliability not only allows using the helicopter in different regions of operating but also provides high levels of safety.
Wide range of Operational Conditions:
• VFR and IFR
• Different climatic conditions
• All altitudes
• Adverse weather conditions
• Conditions of icing
• Marine environment
• Temperatures -40°C up to +50°C
• Altitudes up to 5000m
Design Features:Flight and climbing with one failed and one working engine, all the main hydraulic systems are duplicated, deicing, fire protection, emergency locator, high passenger cabin ceiling 1.8m, absorption pilot seats, two flame proof GT40PCH8V generators, engine starting without ground APU unit.
|Fuselage Construction:||Increased strength aluminum alloy metal fuselage with highly effective corrosion resistant coating.|
|Landing Gear / Main Rotar / Power Plant / Accomodation / Instrumentation||Three point fixed absorptive wheel HD landing gear five interchangeable blades with titanium edge tips and vibration damper TV3 -117VM 2200hp with FADEC system Up to 26 passengers for transport as an airline and equipped with soft seats. Standard Russian avionics and instrumentation with BAE Systems North America engine parameters display, full western avionics with IRF, ATC, VFR, VOR, ILS, GPS, Doppler radar, available as an option.|
|Optional Equipment:||Rescue hoist, cargo ramp, dolphin nose, sling load, heating, AC, pneumatic floats, and additional fuel tanks.|
|Optional Use:||• Search and Rescue
• Cargo Transport
• Passenger Airline
• Offshore transport