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AW&ST: Strong Mi-17 Demand Boosts Prices

Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:27 pm

Very interesting article on how the war in Afghanistan is fueling sales of the Mi-17 in view of the good "hot and high" performance.

http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/gener...%20Boosts%20Prices&channel=defense

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The high demand affects only the latest version of the family, the Mi-8MT, because of its ability to operate in hot and high conditions. Compared with the earlier Mi-8T, the Mi-8MT has more powerful TV3-117 turboshaft engines, a new gearbox, improved tail rotor and control linkage, and extended fuel tanks. These upgrades increased Mi-8MT payload capacity by 1 metric ton as well as the operational ceiling. Production of this version was launched in 1977, but the design received an update in the late 1980s (the Mi-8MTV) for high-altitude operations.

“It is impossible to buy this modification on the pre-owned market,” one Russian helicopter dealer tells AVIATION WEEK.

Begs the question of what other operating environments (outside Russia) would prove profitable for sales of this aircraft?
"When all is said and done, more will be said than done".
 
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RE: AW&ST: Strong Mi-17 Demand Boosts Prices

Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:33 pm

Peru? Berzil? The US? China (for use in Tibet and the Hymalayas)? India? Several southern EU countries (Italy, France, Spain, Turkey)? There are several high altitude mountain ranges with hot weather around the world.
 
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RE: AW&ST: Strong Mi-17 Demand Boosts Prices

Thu Sep 23, 2010 3:45 am

India too has placed a follow-up order of around 59 new Mi-17s last week. This is in addition to the 80 units ordered in 2008.

http://planenews.com/archives/15306

http://www.indian-military.org/news-...-additional-mi-17-from-russia.html

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