The world record on helicopter climb to the ultimate flight height has been achieved in Crimea. Mi-8MSB modernized helicopter equipped with TV3-117VMA-SBM1V series 4Å engines has climbed to the height of 9150 meters, hence leaving behind its own height record of the last year (8250 meters).
Helicopter flight for achieving the ultimate height was performed by the joint crew of MOTOR SICH JSC and the State Scientific and Research Center of Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The record has been achieved at Kirovskoe airfield belonging to the State Scientific and Research Center of Armed Forces of Ukraine and locating near Feodosia. The record has been registered by Alla Strelnikova, a representative of the International Aviation Federation.