Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Brazil's Atlas Taxi Aero Receives Russian Mi-171A
Brazilian helicopter operator Atlas Taxi Aereo has taken delivery of a Mil Mi-171A1 from Russian Helicopters. Atlas Taxi Aereo's new helicopter will be the first Mi-171A1 to feature the T-HUMS onboard health and monitoring system, which automatically operates a wide range of units and components in real time, according to Russian Helicopters. Petrobras, a Brazilian oil company, will use the helicopter to support drilling work in Brazil's rain forests. The Mi-171A1 has flown more than 120 hours per month within intense operating conditions, carrying up to 600 tons of cargo.
Mi-171A1 in-flight. Photo courtesy of Russian Helicopters
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