On June 15-19, PANH Helicopters successfully passed regular audit of the World Food Program (WFP). WFP is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger all over the world. This organization is a part of the UN system.
As a result of construction and installation work on a 500 kV power transmission line in Yakutia, on the initiative of the auditors and the Company QMS heads, the Department of EAW and FTAE held a contest of ideas for development of a cargo hook for external sling of Mi-26 helicopter. A controlled mechanical hook of 20 tons carrying capacity (device code: KUm-20R), the authors – Vitaly Roshupkin, Vladimir Shevtsov and Oleg Khudolenko, was chosen for practical implementation.
Head of Transport and Construction and Assembly Works Section Yury Soluyanov prepared all the required documents for the Federal Service for Intellectual Property, and PANH Helicopters became the patentee of the proposed model.
The hook pre-prototype was manufactured according to the drawings of Alexander Kozintsev – Designer of the Company Production Department headed by Vladimir Novikov. Vladimir Ivanov, Alexander Teplenko and Ivan Yevtushenko performed the lathe-and-milling and welding operations. The hook passed a cycle of ground tests in laboratories of the Department and on the load bank of Maina-Vira JSC production base...