Equatorial Guinea has received two new Mil Mi-17 'Hip' transport helicopters from Russia, one of which has been delivered in a VIP configuration with the other being in a standard passenger configuration.
The two Mi-172-variant helicopters were delivered directly to the government of Equatorial Guinea from the Kazan Helicopters production facility in Russia.
The Mi-172 is a variant of the Mi-17 that has been certified specifically for the transportation of passengers. As noted by Russian Helicopters in its 7 November announcement, the VIP-equipped aircraft has been outfitted for the carriage of up to 12 persons with the standard aircraft outfitted for up to 26.
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