Kazakhstan launches first domestically assembled helicopters
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Dec. 14
A ceremonial transfer of the first batch of Mi-8AMT helicopters for the needs of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Kazakhstan, produced at the Aircraft Repair Plant No. 405 JSC, took place in Kazakhstan’s Almaty city on December 12, 2020, Trend reports.
This helicopter assembly project was implemented in line with the instructions of the First President of Kazakhstan and Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev, given in 2015 following the state visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The event was attended by the management of Russian Helicopters JSC and government agencies of Kazakhstan.
The Mi-8AMT is a multipurpose helicopter, the most massive twin-engine helicopter in the world. It is widely used in more than 50 countries for a variety of civil and military tasks.