Russian Helicopters showed off a look inside its Mi-8/17 helicopter training facility at the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant. There pilots of Mongolyn Alt Korporatsya (Mongolian Airlines; MAK) and the Russian operators Angara and UTair are regularly trained for flight clearance.
The simulator has a flight deck copy of the Mi-171 (NATO name “Hip”), which is fully up and working since September 2013. Mongolia is reportedly very happy with it, extending its contract with the Aviation Training Center Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (U-UAP ATC) for another two years until 2017. Flight crews come twice a year to Russia to undergo simulator training.
Ulan-Ude also provides technical training for ground personnel.
Source: Russian Helicopters
Featured image (top): Inside the Mi-8/17/171 simulator in Ulan-Ude (Image © Russian Helicopters)