October 6, 2022

Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant to train Indian pilots to operate Russian Helicopters’ Mi-171A2 chopper

Ulan-Ude, A second crew of Indian company Sky One Airways LTD started an advanced professional retraining program for a new type of Mi-171A2 helicopter. The course takes place at the aviation training center of Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, part of Russian Helicopters Holding Company, Rostec State Corporation.

The program for Indian pilots involves theoretical training as well as a simulator and flight training on the Mi-171A2 helicopter. In early 2021, experts from India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) conducted a preliminary inspection of the training center for verification purposes.

During training of the flight personnel, Russian Helicopters pay special attention to providing instructions on the procedures and rules of operating helicopter cabin equipment and its systems, piloting technique characteristics, aerodynamics, and helicopter flight dynamics.

The theoretical training lasts for 170 hours. As part of the program, the rotorcraft commander and co-pilot of the Indian company Sky One will spend 12 hours in the cabin of the Mi-171A2 helicopter. Each pilot will have more than nine hours of flight training.

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