Wednesday, May 1, 2013
SKOL Receives Mi-171 Pair
Russian Helicopters has delivered two Mi-171 transport helicopters with type certification to Russian charter carrier SKOL Airlines. SKOL’s new Mi-171s are equipped with special lifting and transport equipment, including an external hoist with a 4,400-pound-capacity and an on-board boom able to lift loads of up to 330 pounds. The new helicopters are expected to help SKOL improve its position in the international air-freight market, where the capabilities of the Mi-171 are highly valued, according to Russian Helicopters. SKOL is currently in talks with the company for new supply contracts to add more Mi-171s to its fleet.