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Pilots of the Indian Mi-171A2 helicopter will be trained at the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant.

by Mahua Special Editor

The second group of Sky One Airways LTD pilots in India has begun advanced professional retraining for the Mi-171A2 helicopter they would be flying. Russian Helicopters Holding Company, Rostec State Corporation’s Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, hosts the aviation training centre where the course is held.

For Indian pilots, the curriculum includes classroom instruction, hands-on training in a simulator, and instruction on the Mi-171A2 helicopter. The training centre was inspected by professionals from India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation.

As part of its pilot training, Russian Helicopters focuses on teaching new pilots how to operate and maintain their helicopter’s cabin equipment and systems, as well as how to use proper technique, understand aerodynamics, and understand helicopter flight dynamics.

There are 170 hours of theoretical instruction. Sky One Airways LTD rotorcraft commander and co-pilot will spend 12 hours in the helicopter’s cabin as part of the training. More than 9 hours of flying training will be required for each pilot

For the first time, foreign experts will conduct a thorough examination of the Mi-171A2’s aerodynamics, the helicopter’s design and technical operations, as well as its onboard and avionics equipment, as well as the VK-2500PS-03 engine with the digital control system and the APU. Flight deck resource management and aviation communications and radiotelephony are also covered in the course.

Training also involves actions in nonstandard and emergency scenarios, as well as preparation for helicopter flights from a problematic spatial position.

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