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Equipment and Capabilities

EXPEDITION AVIATION (FZE) is a dedicated specialized company for providing air logistic support in austere environments.
EXPEDITION AVIATION offers air logistic support with fixed wing and rotary aircraft fully integrated for your needs.
Our aircraft can be equipped with Night Vision Goggles, Ballistic Protection, and roller systems.

  • MI-8T HELICOPTER

    MI-8T is one of the most successful utility helicopters in the history. MI-8T has multiple applications and is capable of operating in different environments.

    SPECIFICATIONS

    • Speed,  max: 135 kts/ 250 km/h
    • Speed, cruise: 121 kts/ 225 km/h
    • Max range: 486 nm/  900 km (with 20 min fuel reserve)
    • Endurance, max: 5 hrs (with 20 min fuel reserve)
    • Capacities, crew: 3
    • Capacities, passengers: 21
    • Capacities,stretchers: 12
    • Weight, empty (no fuel): 15,287 lbs/ 6,934 kg
    • Weight, max take off: 26,455 lbs/ 12,000 kg
    • Weight, internal cargo: 6,614 lbs/ 3,000 kg
    • Weight, external cargo: 6,614 lbs/ 3,000 kg
    • Cargo hold volume: 23 m3/ 812 
    • Cargo hold dimensions (LxWxH): 5.34 m x 2.34 x 1.8/17.5' x 7.67' x 5.9'
    • Service ceiling: 13,123 ft/ 4,000 m
    • Fuel capacity, main tanks: 691 (1,137) US gal/ 2,615 lt (4,305 lt with upper tanks)
    • Fuel capacity, main plus auxiliary tanks: 1,174 (1,621) US gal/ 4,445 lt (6,135 lt with upper tanks)
    • Operating temperature: -50+50C
  • MI-17 (MI-8MTV, MI-171) HELICOPTER

    MI-17 is a variance of MI-8T equipped with more powerful engines and APU for improved hot and high performance. MI-17 is our core type of aircraft which clients want most from Afghanistan to Central Africa.

    SPECIFICATIONS

    • Speed, max: 135 kts/ 250 km/h
    • Speed, cruise: 119 kts/ 220 km/h
    • Max range: 620 nm/ 1150 km (with 20 min fuel reserve)
    • Endurance, max: 5,5 hrs (with 20 min fuel reserve)
    • Capacities, crew: 3
    • Capacities, passengerst: 21
    • Capacities, stretchers: 12
    • Weight, empty (no fuel): 15,602 lbs/ 7,077 kg
    • Weight, max take off: 28,660 lbs/ 13,000 kg 
    • Weight, internal cargo: 8,818 lbs/ 4,000 kg
    • Weight, external cargo: 6,614 (09,921) lbs/3,000 (4,500) kg
    • Cargo hold volume: 23 m3/ 812
    • Cargo hold dimensions (LxWxH): 5.34 m x 2.34 x 1.8 /17.5' x 7.67' x 5.9'
    • Service ceiling: 19,685 ft/6,000 m
    • Fuel capacity, main tanks: 691 (1,137) US gal/ 2,615 lt (4,305 lt with upper tanks)
    • Fuel capacity, main plus auxiliary tanks: 1,174 (1,621) US gal/ 4,445 lt (6,135 lt with upper tanks)
    • Operating temperature: -50 +50C
  • AN-26 AIRCRAFT

    AN-26 is a light short to medium range cargo aircraft. The aircraft has rear cargo ramp which also allows to load vehicles or can be rolled under the body of the aircraft to allow loading of bulk cargos from a truck. AN-26 can carry up to 40 passengers on troop seats combined with cargo. AN-26 is able to operate from unpaved runways.

    SPECIFICATIONS

    • Maximum payload: 6300 kg (13888 lbs) (by decreasing amount of fuel)
    • Normal payload: 5500 kg (12125 lbs)
    • Cargo compartment volume: 60 m3
    • Cargo compartment dimensions:
    •     length  - 15,68 m 
    •     maximum width - 2,78 m
    •     maximum height - 1,91 m
    • Cargo door dimension: 2,34 х 3,3 m
    • Maximum Take-Off (landing) weight: 24000 kg (52910 lbs)
    • Maximum taxiing weight: 24230 kg (53417 lbs)
    • Take-Off distance (weight 24 000 kg): 850 meters (2788 feet)
    • Landing distance (aircraft weight 24 000 kg): 770 meters (2526 feet)
  • AN-12 AIRCRAFT

    AN-12 is a specialized four engine cargo aircraft. AN-12's long history of operations throughout the World has proved its unmatched reliability, high and hot capabilities and simplicity of maintenance. Rear ramp, spacious cargo cabin and ability to land and take off from unpaved runways allow AN-12 to deliver and pick up big volumes of critical cargos to and from places where no other aircraft is able to reach.

    SPECIFICATIONS

    • Maximum payload: 20000 kg (44092 lbs) 
    • Normal payload: 18000 kg (39683 lbs)
    • Cargo compartment volume: 100,5 m3
    • Cargo compartment dimensions:
    •     length - 13,5 m 
    •     maximum width - 3,0 m
    •     maximum height - 2,4 m
    • Cargo door dimension: 2,95 х 3,1 m
    • Maximum Take-Off weight: 61000 kg (134482 lbs)
    • Maximum landing weight: 58000 kg (127868 lbs)
    • Take-Off distance (weight 56 000 kg): 920 meters (3018 feet)
    • Landing distance (aircraft weight 50 000 kg): 850 meters (2790 feet)
  • AN-28 AIRCRAFT

    AN-28 is a twin-engined high-wing monoplane with a robust tricycle non-retractable landing gear, featuring a steerable nose wheel to provide for operation from short, unprepared runways where hot or high altitude conditions may exist. AN-28 is best suited for passenger and/or cargo transportation.

    Among AN-28 advantages are:

    • short takeoff & landing (STOL) capability
    • perfect flight handling at low airspeeds
    • high useful load, mission versatility
    • unpaved airstrip operating capability
    • easy access through rear cargo door, fitted with a hoist for cargo loading and relocation inside the cabin
    • high-wing arrangement for protection of engines and propellers against damage when operating from unpaved airstrips
    • easy and quick conversion of the cabin interior configuration

    SPECIFICATIONS

    • Speed, max: 192 kts/ 355 km/h
    • Speed, cruise: 148 kts/ 275 km/h 
    • Max range: 297 nm/ 550 km (with max cargo) 594 nm/ 1,100 (with 1,500 kg of cargo)
    • Capacities, crew: 2
    • Capacities, passengers: 16-18
    • Weight, empty (no fuel): 7,716 lbs/ 3,500 kg
    • Weight, max take off: 13,448 lbs/ 6,100 kg
    • Weight, cargo: 4,409 lbs/ 2,000 kg
    • Service ceiling: 19,685 ft/ 6,000 m
    • Fuel capacity: 1,529 kg
    • Fuel burn rate: 300 kg/hr
    • Engine power: 2 X 960 SHP
    • Min runway requirements: 984 ft/ 300 m
    • Cargo hold dimensions (LxWxH): 5.26 m x 1.74. x 1.6/17' x 5.7' x 5.3'
    • Cargo door dimensions: 2.4 m x 1.4 m / 95"x 55" (rear door with cargo hoist)