Russian Helicopters has introduced a Mil Mi-171 helicopter simulator at its Ulan-Ude-based training complex. Built by CSTS Dinamika, the flight trainer is based on an actual Mi-171 cabin and features realistic on-board systems, says Russian Helicopters.

"It can be used to train on a complete range of flying and navigational skills in all weathers, and also to train crews on how to respond in the event of aircraft or equipment failure and other emergency situations," adds the state-owned company.

The Mi-171 simulator was acquired due to high demand for, and growing production volumes of, the Mi-171 utility aircraft worldwide and as a result the need for more highly qualified personnel and engineering support staff.

Source: Flight International