In 2014, over 1,000 Russian and international flight and engineering crew underwent training at Russian Helicopters’ (part of State Corporation Rostec) training centres. Aircrews from the Emergencies Ministry, Interior Ministry and Federal Security Service (FSB), as well as Russian Helicopters’ international partners, received additional professional training. Crews from the Republic of Korea, Peru, Kazakhstan and Mongolia were among the international flight personnel involved.
Russian Helicopters’ facilities in Kazan, Ulan-Ude, Rostov-on-Don, Novosibirsk and in the Moscow Region delivered outstanding flight crew training, and were praised by both Russian and international pilots and engineers.
The aircraft training centre at Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant trained over 200 pilots and engineers for Mi-8AMT and Mi-171 helicopters, which are series produced at the plant. The plant’s training centre is equipped with a Mi-8AMT / Mi-171 flight simulator, offers full-cycle training and specialises in the retraining and additional professional training for flight and engineering crews.
Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant is currently developing a simulator for the new Mi-171A2, which will make it possible to start training and re-train flight crews while the helicopter is brought into series production.
Kazan Helicopters takes a similarly comprehensive approach to training at its Aviation Training Centre, which trained 577 specialists in 2014. It provides a full flight crew training package including theory, simulator and flight training and is equipped with a modern Mi-8MTV integrated simulator. The centre specialises in training flight and engineering crew for Mi-8MTV, Mi-17-1V, Mi-17V-5, Mi-172, and Ansat helicopters, which are in series production at the plant.
In 2014, the Aviation Training Centre was certified by training staff and received a certificate from Czech company PBS Velká Bíteš for the specialist 'Construction, use and technical service of the Safir 5 K/G Mi auxiliary power unit’ training programme.
About 300 people, including representatives of international customers that have bought Mi-26(T) helicopters as well as the military Mi-35M and Mi-28NE Night Hunter helicopters, underwent training at the Aviation Training Centre at Rostvertol (Rostov on Don).
Kamov’s Moscow Aviation Training Centre specialises in training flight and engineering crew for Ka-32, Ka-226 and Ka-52 Alligator helicopters. Theoretical training is carried out in special auditoriums equipped with the latest technology and the training incorporates modern teaching materials.
The Aviation Training Centre at Novosibirsk Aircraft Repair Plant trains engineering crew in repairs to all types and modifications of Mi- helicopter. Automated training systems are widely used in training. The plant’s main production facility offers practical training exercises and internships for engineering staff.
Russian Helicopters is working consistently to develop training centres across its enterprises under plans to create the best conditions for customers throughout the helicopter’s full life cycle.
Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, JSC – is a Russian Helicopters company. The plant’s modern manufacturing and technological capacities enables it to rapidly launch production of new aircraft types and combine the manufacture of prototypes and serial production. In the plant’s 75-year history it has produced over 8,000 aircraft. Today it specialises in producing the Mi-8AMT (Mi-171), Mi-8AMTSh, and Mi-171Sh helicopters.
Kazan Helicopters produces Mi-8/17 series helicopters that are operated in over 100 countries worldwide. A wide range of configurations are produced: transport, passenger, search and rescue, landing and transport, among many others. Preparations are underway to launch production of the Mi-38 passenger transport helicopter. Since 1997, Kazan Helicopters has been certified to develop helicopter technology: today the light twin-engine Ansat helicopter is in series production.
Rostvertol, a Russian Helicopters company, produces a wide range of Mi- helicopters and carries out repair and modernisation work on helicopters, supplies aviation engineering materials and provides related services. Currently Rostvertol is involved in the series production of new generation military helicopter Mi-28N Night Hunter (Mi-28NE export variant); the Mi-35M combat support helicopter; and the world’s heaviest multirole transport helicopter – the Mi-26T.
Kamov Design Bureau, a Russian Helicopters company, designs and develops unique multirole coaxial helicopters.
It is named after the legendary aircraft designer and one of the founders of the country’s helicopter industry Nikolai Kamov (1902-1973).
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