This website uses cookies
More information
Site Filter — Worldwide / All Aircraft
Norilsk Avia accepts Mi-8AMTs in transport configuration
An agreement concluded between Rostec, Gazprombank and Norilsk in 2019 will supply ten Mi-8AMT helicopters until 2024. To date, four have already been delivered to Norilsk Avia under the contract.
The helicopters will be used to respond promptly to emergencies.
Read this story in our June 2021 printed issue.

Siberian rotary operator Norilsk Avia has received two Mi-8AMT helicopters manufactured at the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant. The aircraft fall under a contract between Russian Helicopters, a part of Rostec State Corporation, Gazprombank Leasing and Norilsk Avia. The machines have been delivered in transport configuration.

The agreement concluded between the parties in 2019 will supply 10 Mi-8AMT helicopters until 2024. To date, four helicopters have already been delivered to Norilsk Avia under the contract. Two Mi-8AMTs are already in operation in the Krasnoyarsk region and were handed over in 2020.

“Norilsk Avia uses helicopters both for commercial transportation and for prompt response to emergencies,” notes Ulan-Ude MD Leonid Belykh. “Ambulance flights and passenger transportation to remote settlements are also carried out. The flight performance of the machines makes it possible to solve a wide range of tasks with their help.”

In the near future, the new Mi-8AMT will be delivered to Norilsk Avia's site of operation. The helicopters will provide an opportunity to update its existing aircraft fleet, which, in turn, will contribute to the development of transport infrastructure in remote regions of the Russian Far North.

The transport capabilities of the Mi-8AMT helicopter provide transportation of up to 27 passengers on folding seats, as well as the transportation of goods weighing up to four tonnes inside the cargo compartment or on an external sling.

Other News
Four Arctic Mi-8AMTSh-VAs will tackle diverse emergencies
September 13, 2021
The Mi-8 helicopter is designed to be used in the most northerly regions, including the Arctic. It is fitted with a heating system for the oil and transmission units, so it can start in temperatures down to -60°C.
Kolyma says Mi-8AMTs meet the mark
August 26, 2021
The Mi-8AMT is planned to be used for the entire spectrum of helicopter operations, which the Magadan region currently needs. The helicopter has an increased flight range and increased payload.
Up to 50 Mi-8AMT helicopters on their way to UTair
August 9, 2021
UTair plans to use 50 helicopters in the latest configuration to perform passenger and cargo transportation within the framework of the oil and gas projects of its customers, primarily in the Vostok Oil project of Rosneft.