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1 PANH Helicopters. Challenges of Russian-Made Helicopters Operation in Adverse Climatic Conditions.

2 PANH Helicopters provides the following services: Aerovisual observations, pipeline and power transmission lines monitoring; Aerovisual observations, pipeline and power transmission lines monitoring; Seacraft and drilling platform service support; Seacraft and drilling platform service support; Aerial works and flight operations; Aerial works and flight operations; Building and assembly works; Building and assembly works; Passenger and cargo transportation; Passenger and cargo transportation; Search-and-rescue operations; Search-and-rescue operations; Firefighting operations; Firefighting operations; Aircraft maintenance; Aircraft maintenance; Research and Development Centre services Research and Development Centre services Since 1999 PANH Helicopters has been providing aviation services for various Programmes of the United Nations Assistance Missions

3 Advantages of our company: Our own Research and Development Centre, which is widely known for development and implementation of unique aviation equipment and technologies; Our own Research and Development Centre, which is widely known for development and implementation of unique aviation equipment and technologies; Modern operations support facilities for high- quality helicopter maintenance works; Modern operations support facilities for high- quality helicopter maintenance works; Professional, experienced flight personnel and high-proficiency test pilots; Professional, experienced flight personnel and high-proficiency test pilots; Broad flight operations experience in different countries and climate zones; Broad flight operations experience in different countries and climate zones; Multipurpose aircraft fleet. Multipurpose aircraft fleet. Company facts & figures: 40 aircraft of various types and modifications; 40 aircraft of various types and modifications; 50 years of successful operation; 50 years of successful operation; 470 qualified professionals; 470 qualified professionals; 4 Doctors of Science; 4 Doctors of Science; 10 PhDs in Technical Science; 10 PhDs in Technical Science; 40 technical means and more than 200 technologies are developed and implemented by Company’s scientists. 40 technical means and more than 200 technologies are developed and implemented by Company’s scientists.

4 Flight operations often proceed in adverse weather conditions at temperature range of -25 up to +45 degrees, severe dust storms, heavy rainfalls, poor equipped landing sites, and high mountains (up to 4000 m) that result in wind shear, turbulence and icing. Unsecure operating conditions mean that fuel is often of low grade, storage conditions of spare parts, tools and equipment intended to be applied for maintenance and repair performing are often undue. Over the years, PANH Helicopters has carved out an exception operations track record in the most demanding aviation environments in such countries as the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, The Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Papua New Guinea and African Republics. PANH Helicopters has been providing world class services in the most remote and hard-to-reach locations. Nowadays PANH Helicopters performs urgent passenger and cargo delivery day and night 24/7. Refugees, food and medical supplies, constructional materials, household equipment are delivered throughout the day and night in any weather conditions to outlands, where UN and ISAF camps are located.

5 Helicopter Operation in Severe Environmental Conditions Dust storms

6 Helicopter Operation in Severe Environmental Conditions Flood areas

7 Helicopter Operation in Severe Environmental Conditions Low temperatures

8 Helicopter Operation in Severe Environmental Conditions Marine climate

9 Variety of Operating Sites DesertsTropics Mountain sites Areas of military operations

10 Flight Operations in Severe Environment Mountain flight operations Featureless terrain Flight operations with external sling Fire areas

11 Helicopter Equipment Configuration The aircraft fleet used for contracts with the UN consists of Mi-8, KA-32, and Mi-26 helicopters. The specified traditional helicopters are operated within years; however they are very reliable and low-maintenance. So, for example, the Mi-8 helicopter is equipped with old system of dust protection, however it is unexpendable for blades wear protection at operations in the dusty conditions. Availability of the traditional anti-icing system on all operated helicopters types gives the chance to operate in the icing conditions. This system demonstrates rather reliable performance. Specific of work within UN contracts consist in necessity for flight operations in the lack of references situation. The basic navigation completion of the above-mentioned helicopters does not always provide safe operations. Therefore at putting up of helicopters for the contract, depending on the region of aerial works, service conditions it is necessary to upgrade them by installation of new more recent flight navigation equipment. We would like to express our gratitude to Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant which helps with the solution of this problem.

12 Helicopter Maintenance Maintenance features in operating sites. While performing various types of maintenance on considerable distance from the main base we are faced with certain difficulties. First of all while organizing operating maintenance base we often are confronted with significant deficiency of facilities to place required equipment and tools. I would like to point out that our helicopters are low-maintenance and reliable, and engineering and technical personnel are highly qualified to perform maintenance in dust storm or to replace engine provided that there is no lifting device. In spite of the fact it does not cause operational defects and aviation incidents.

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