UTair Aviation held the Visiting with UTair air show in Tyumen on August 23, 2008 at the Plekhanovo airport.
The spectators saw an air display (a demonstration of flying maneuvers at low altitudes over the Plekhanovo airfield) of various aircraft in use by the airline: Tu-154, Tu-134, ATR-42, An-24, and Yak-40. Highly professional UTair pilots demonstrated the capabilities of the Mi-8 helicopter: a landing operation, flight with a helibucket, rescue operations, etc. The air display also included Mi-26, the world’s most powerful helicopter (with the unloading of an automobile after landing) and the lightest helicopter in UTair’s fleet, the AS 355N, made by Eurocopter.
Tyumen’s residents and visitors had an opportunity to get a bird’s eye view of the city. Flight excursions were carried out on UTair’s An-2 airplane and Mi-8 helicopter.
UTair Aviation owns a fleet of more than 150 aircraft and about 200 helicopters, used in Russia and abroad. In 2008, UTair’s jets and helicopters will transfer nearly 4 million passengers.