A large-node assembly of Mi-8AMT / Mi-171 helicopters will be launched in Kazakhstan


A contract was signed today in Astana to organize the large-node assembly of Mi-8AMT/Mi-171 helicopters between NC “Kazakhstan Engineering” of the Ministry of Defense and Aerospace Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan, “Aviation Repair Plant No. 405” and JSC “Helicopters of Russia” of State Corporation “Rostec”.

This document was concluded in accordance with the previously reached agreement between the presidents of the Republic of Kazakhstan N.A. Nazarbayev. and Russian Federation Putin V.V.

The assembly of helicopters and their adaptation to the requirements of the customer will be carried out at the production sites of JSC “Aviation Repair Plant No. 405”. This company has the greatest competence in ensuring the safe operation of helicopters of this type in Kazakhstan.

JSC “Aircraft Repair Plant 405” is certified by Kazakhstan’s and international bodies for the repair, modernization and maintenance of Mi-8/17/171 type helicopters.

It should be noted that in Kazakhstan for the first time the technology of assembling heavy helicopters is being introduced and the assembly production is organized without attracting budgetary investments.

The launch of the assembly production of helicopters will ensure a significant development of the domestic defense industry complex, civilian helicopter industry, training base, etc.

Today, the main customers of the Mi-8AMT/Mi-171 helicopters in the republic are a number of government agencies and commercial airlines.


Reference: Mi-8AMT/Mi-171 helicopter was developed by the Moscow Helicopter Plant. named after M. L. Mill and can be used for the carriage of passengers, transportation of goods weighing up to 4,000 kg in the cabin and on the external load, carrying out search and rescue and fire fighting.

Currently, in the countries of Central and Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Latin America and the CIS, more than 1,000 helicopters of this type are operated in various versions.


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Atamkulov B. B. 
Minister of industry and infrastructural development of the RK