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    Russian Helicopters Holding Delivers Two Mi-171 Helicopters to China

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    According to company's press service, Russian Helicopters holding supplied two Mi-171 multipurpose helicopters to China for environmental protection and forest fire fighting.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) The Russian Helicopters holding supplied two Mi-171 multipurpose helicopters to China for environmental protection and forest fire fighting, company's press service said in a statement on Wednesday.

    "The Russian Helicopters Holding transferred Mi-171 helicopters to the representatives of China. China General Aviation Service company plans, first of all, to use the delivered helicopters in order to protect the environment and to fight forest fire," the statement read.

    The helicopters were built at Ulan Ude factory under contract signed in 2015. The aircraft completed all the tests before arriving to the city of Shihezi in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China.

    According to company's Deputy General Director Alexander Scherbinin, Russian helicopters were successfully operating throughout China, including in regions with harsh climatic and terrain conditions. He added that the holding was ready to further supply its production to China.

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