Prior to the flight, Senior Colonel Kieu Dang Hung, Commanding Officer of Army Corps 18, assigned mission to the Northern Helicopter Company and the crew, underlining that the task showed the company’s dynamism and creativity, especially when the domestic flight market is heavily affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, it also affirmed the company’s firefighting skills and competence.

Senior Colonel Kieu Dang Hung presents flowers to the crew.

The Northern Helicopter Company is a military enterprise that performs economic combined with national defense tasks. Along with successfully completing military and defense tasks, such as disaster relief, search and rescue, joint drills with military units, the company also provides helicopter services of various types such as tourist flights, oil and gas exploration flights, medical emergency, MIA, and was highly appreciated by customers and partners.

Previously, the company only provided helicopter charter services to other countries. Through market expansion, the company has opened up a new direction, with the provision of firefighting services to Indonesia, including aircraft, pilots, engineering, maintenance and insurance.

Mi-172 helicopter leaves for firefighting in Indonesia.

On October 15, at 6:00 a.m., the Mi-172 helicopter numbered VN-8425, along with its crew, took off for Indonesia. The company has two helicopters taking part in firefighting in Indonesia. With the advantages of fast maneuvering, operating on many types of terrains, carrying 4,000 liters of water, and being capable of accurately extinguish the fire, all crews of the Northern Helicopter Company are capable of excellently completing firefighting missions in the country, paving the way for the unit to continue to expand its scope of providing helicopter firefighting services in the near future.

Translated by Minh Anh