Russian Helicopters has returned the first of two Mi-26T heavy lift helicopters to the Kazakhstan Emergencies Ministry after undergoing overhaul and modification from their previous M-26 military status.
The helicopters were prepared for overhaul in March 2012, when specialists from Novosibirsk met engineers from Kazaviaspas and two months later they were airlifted by a UTair Mi-26T the 2,000 km to the Novosibirsk facility.
Work is being carried out at the Novosibirsk Aircraft Repair Plant. Both of the helicopters had been in storage for 20 years. The new aircraft are now equipped with a range of rescue equipment.
Related: Overhaul News