GFMC: Helion Procopter Industries

helion-2.gif (3125 Byte) Helion Procopter Industries

Helion Procopter Industries GmbH is a German-Russian joint venture of the companies Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant, Kazan Helocopter Plant, Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, and W. Wibbelt GmbH, Bitburg, Germany. Helion Procopter is a disarmament project for conversion of helicopters to civil use. Besides commercial helicopter versions (cargo, passenger, VIP transport) Helion Procopter offers services for fire fighting and rescue. The use of the Mi-171/172 helicopter together with a demonstration aerial wildland fire brigade and the VSU Water Bucket (3 to 4.5 m3) has been exercised with the Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC). The pictures below were taken at a demonstration in Freiburg (Germany), 29 September 2000, at the First German Forum on Disaster Reduction.

For more commercial information contact Helion Procopter at:


Helion Procopter Industries GmbH
Heinrich-Hertz-Str. 10
D-54634 Bitburg

Tel: +6561-9498-20
Fax: +6561-9498-44


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Mi-171/172 helicopter of Helion Procopter

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Demonstration aerial fire response crew

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Mi-171/172 helicopter dropping 3 m3 water using the VSU Water Bucket


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