MOSCOW, July 15 (RIA Novosti) - The Russian Helicopters holding delivered the last batch of Mi-171E transport helicopters built at the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant to Chinese company Poly Technologies, a company spokesperson stated Tuesday.
It's the last batch under a contract for 48 helicopters signed in 2012 by the Chinese company and Russia's arms exporter Rosoboronexport. In total, with additional contracts, 52 helicopters were delivered, the statement said.
Mi-171E helicopters are successfully operated in China, in particular in regions with challenging terrain and severe climate conditions. Helicopters are used for transporting medical supplies, humanitarian aid, and construction materials.
New helicopters are adapted for flights over mountainous terrain, fitted with enhanced VK-2500 engines, Safir auxiliary power plants, and modernized transmissions.
China is one of the largest consumers of Russian-made helicopters. China currently operates more than 160 Mi-171 helicopters.