Russian Helicopters, part of state defence holding Oboronprom has delivered two Mi-171 helicopters to SKOL Airline, a Russian aviation company.
The Mi-171 is built at the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, a Russian Helicopters company. The two helicopters delivered to SKOL are fitted with special lifting and transport equipment with an external hoist. Shock-absorbing Fischer seats have been installed to improve comfort and safety for pilots.
SKOL Airline operates various Mi-8/17 series helicopters including the medium Mi-171, Mi-8AMT and Mi-8MTV, as well as the heavy Mi-26T, which are frequently deployed on UN peace-keeping and humanitarian missions around the world.