As part of HELISURís strategic expansion policy and to serve its customers better, the firm recently brought over 4 new Mi-171 helicopters to join its existing fleet of aircraft. These new acquisitions arrived at the Las Palmas Air Base onboard a Russian Antonov on June 26.
Russian engineers and specialists accompanied the aircraft, configuring each one to leave them operational. HELISUR managers and engineers witnessed the arrival, assembly, and first test flights of these helicopters that boast state-of-the-art technology.
The Mi-171 is a Russian made multipurpose helicopter that can transport up to 22 passengers in comfortable bucket seats or up to 4 tons of external cargo. They possess excellent flight performance and are perfect for operating in the high temperatures of the Amazon Rainforest or the rugged terrain of the Andes. Their auxiliary fuel tank system provides them additional flight time of up to 4 hours.
The helicopters still must be painted, but afterwards they will join the fleet to serve our customers.