As part of the contract with the Government of Equatorial Guinea, Russian Helicopters produced and transferred to the customer two Mi-172 helicopters manufactured by Kazan Helicopters (KVZ). One of the helicopters produced under this contract is being delivered as part of a modification for a VIP version. To meet the demand, the aircraft will be equipped to carry up to 12 passengers in greater comfort. The second Mi-172 has been transferred to the passenger version, which can carry up to 26 people.
“Equatorial Guinea is a long-time partner of Russian Helicopters. In 2006, we also delivered two Mi-172 helicopters in Salon VIP and Passenger modifications to the country. I would like to note that Russian helicopters are popular in Africa due to their advantages: reliability, easy operation, good price/quality ratio. Therefore, I am sure that this contract will not be the last one,” said the CEO of the Russian Helicopters holding company, Andrey Boginsky.