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10. 08
Company gave a helping hand to the Russian Federation in extinguishing large-scale forest fires

In accordance with the decree of the President of Ukraine 1-1/1664 dated 02.08.2010 and the decision of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Ukraine #08-10556/26 dated 06.08.2010 on the implementation of the Agreement on cooperation in preventing the industrial accidents, catastrophes, natural disasters and mitigation of their consequences between the Governments of Ukraine and the Russian Federation dated 23.04.2010 , Mi-8 MTV helicopter of "Ukrainian helicopters" aviation company carried out a positioning flight on 07.08.2010 to Grabtsevo airdrome, Kaluzhskaya oblast, the Russian Federation, to perform air operations on fighting large scale forest fires.

 Company gave a helping hand to the Russian Federation in extinguishing large-scale forest fires

Upon arrival, the aircraft crew members studied air navigational situation in the region and, as of 10.10.2010, the helicopter already had 14 flight hours. 92 water drops with total volume of 257000 liters have been dropped over the fires using the Helicopter Bucket -5. Each of such water drops with 2800 liters capacity helibucket allows to cover the fire area of 1050 m².

The crew's mission is directly coordinated by the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations representatives in Kaluga oblast that also provide for the efficiency of their work performance.

The aerial work on the firefighting is carried out by the crew under the guidance of an experienced pilot-in-command Sergei Nozdrin who had previously participated in extinguishing the forest fires in Portugal and Turkey.

"Ukrainian Helicopters" management does its best to ensure smooth execution of firefighting operations. They are in permanent contact with the crew.

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