Extensive Aviation Discipline And Experience Includes:Aerospace1
  • Aircraft Operations
  • Aircraft Maintenance
  • Aircraft Heavy Maintenance & Overhaul
  • Operations & Maintenance Management
  • Flight &Engineering Personnel Training Ab Initio
  • Flight & Engineering Personnel Recurrence & Conversion To Type Training
Peripheral Service Capabilities Include
  • Aircraft sourcing ,Procurement, Certification & Delivery
  • Sourcing & Procurement of Aircraft Spare Parts & Components & Ground Handling Equipment
  • Off-Base Aircraft Maintenance & Recovery Capability
  • Flight Crew, Engineering Personnel, Operational & Maintenance Support Personnel Recruitment & Training
  • Survival Training For Nominated Personnel Geared For All Geographic Locations Worldwide
  • Total Supply Chain Capability Utilizing Fixed & Rotary Wing Aircraft Of Varying Up-Lift Capability
  • Movement Of Personnel Utilizing Fixed & Rotary Wing Aircraft
  • On & Off-Shore Search And Rescue Missions
Our Technical Support Capabilities Cover The Following Aviation Disciplines:
  • Aircraft Airframes
  • Aircraft Engines, Gear Boxes & Transmission Systems
  • Aircraft Avionics & Electrical SystemsAerospace2
  • Aircraft Sheet-Metal Repairs
  • Non-Destructive Testing & Supporting Laboratory Testing & Verification

Our partners own and operate, maintain and provide training (simulator & live) for the following aircraft types:

Rotating Wing

  • Mi8
  • Mi17

Maintenance, overhaul and training facilities are located in South Africa, the Russian Federation and the Indian Sub-Continent.

All operations and service support facilities are approved and certified by the Civil Aviation Authorities of the countries in which these are located.

The teams operational experience includes:

  1. Russian Federation
  2. South Africa
  3. Mozambique
  4. Tanzania
  5. Uganda
  6. DRC
  7. Gabon
  8. Sudan
  9. Eritrea
  10. Chad
  11. Ivory-Cost
  12. Sierra-Leone
  13. Liberia
  14. Slovakia
  15. Iraq
  16. Afghanistan
  17. India
  18. Indonesia
  19. Philippines
  20. Peru
  21. Haiti
  22. Canada

MI-24/MI-35 – General Information

The Mi-35M is a multi-role combat helicopter primarily designed for attack and military transport missions, the helicopter delivers superior fli ht performance and maneuverability than its predecessor MI-24.
The production of Mi-35M started in 2005. the aircraft integrates modern high-precision weaponry for destroying ground-based armored targets and providing air support for ground missions. It can be modified as an attack, ground assault, medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) or transport platform.
“The aircraft integrates modern high-precision weaponry for destroying ground-based armored targets and providing air support for ground missions.”
MI-35M Features
Based on the Mi-24 Hind, the Mi-35M incorporates several improvements including shortened stub wings, a new rotor system, modern avionics, upgraded turbo shaft  engines and a hydraulic system, the cockpit and vital components of the helicopter are significantly armored.
The Mi-35M has an overall length of 21.6m, wingspan of 6.5m and height of 6.5m. Its takeoff weight in ferry configuration is 12,000kg. It can carry eight troops or a payload of 2,400kg.
The glass cockpit of the Mi-35M accommodates two pilots in tandem configuration.  The night vision goggle (NVG)-compatible cockpit integrates multi-functional displays (MFDs), redundant flight controls and state of-the-art avionics.
The helicopter is equipped with OPS-24N surveillance-and-sighting station, television channel, GPS-guided navigation system and optional non-Russian radio station
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the chin-mounted turret can be installed with the twin-barrel GSh-23V 23mm cannon with 450 to 470 rounds of ammunition. the gun caan fe 3,400 to 3,600 rounds per minute. the stub wings can carry a range of weapon systems including anti-tank missiles, rocket pods/gun pods, or fuel tanks.
“It can be deployed in combat missions across the world in various geographies with high-temperature and high-altitude environments.”
The helicopter can be armed with up to eight 9?114 or 9M120 Ataka-V SACLOS radio guided anti-tank missiles, up to 80 ‘S-8’ 80mm unguided rockets and 20 ‘S-13’ type 122mm unguided aircraft rockets.
MI-35M Countermeasures
The countermeasures suite of Mi-35M includes a radar warning receiver, a laser range finderand a location find, chaff and f re launch system, infrared (IR) jamming system and engine-exhaust IR suppressor.
Aerospace5MI-35M Engines And Performance
The Mi-35M helicopter is powered by two V-117 Or VK-2500 engines. Each engine develops a maximum power output of 2,200hp. The engines are designed to support high altitude missions.
The helicopter caan y at a maximum speed of 310km/h. Its operational altitude is 5,400m. The helicopter has a normal range of 460km and can reach a maximum distance of 1,000km with full fuel load.
It can be deployed in combat missions across the world in various geographies with high-temperature and high-altitude environments. It features round-the-clock combat capabilities for conducting missions during day and night. It is also capable of operating from unprepared and poorly equipped airfields.

Spares Parts, Maintenance, Repair And Overhaul Services

Brookesides is able to provide a range of services relative to the Russian Helicopter types in common usage throughout the world, we specialize and focus mainly on the Mi-24/35 Russian Helicopter and our capability includes but not limited to supply of spares parts, assemblies / components and services listed below:

  • MRO – Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Services
  • Turnkey maintenance and repair facilities for Mi-24/35 Helicopters
  • OEM aircraft spare parts supply
  • Parts repair and return to customer
  • Upgrades & Modernization

We and our Partners keep stock of difficult to find helicopter spare parts & special tools and as a result reduce lead times and saving you time and money.

Besides our Partnerships Brookesides maintains close relationships with a network of aircraft manufacturing and overhaul centers, including engine plants and OEM’s. Our history and reputation with these facilities permits Brookesides a delivery schedule improvement over our competitors.

Our in depth knowledge and capabilities enables Brookesides to determine the right solution to meet our client’s budget and delivery schedule requirements.

We also have dedicated warehousing storage and logistics facilities in strategic identified locations maintained by Brookesides partners and therefore able to offer a unique sourcing and delivery capability for helicopter spares to most destinations across Africa.


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  • Aircraft Airframes
  • Aircraft Engines, Gear Boxes & Transmission Systems
  • Aircraft Avionics & Electrical Systems
  • Aircraft Sheet-Metal Repairs
  • Non-Destructive Testing & Supporting Laboratory Testing & Verification

Quality And Service

All technicians are highly trained and each has between 10 and 25 years of hands-on experience on the type.  This guarantees a high level of quality and the lowest “downtime” and maintenance costs.  This fact and the combination of Brookesides and our Partners’ maintenance abilities to provide our customers with an unmatched service.

Detail - Overhaul

Brookesides and our Partners can perform various types of repairs and maintenance on the Mi8 (Mi-17) and Мi-24 (Мi-35) also perform a range of works in the program of overhaul period and service life renewal of aviation equipment, we are experienced in sending mobile teams to operational locations of aviation equipment to perform overhaul works across the African continent.

The following works will be included into an overhaul:

1.1. Overhaul of airframe and its systems including:

  • Hull repair
  • control system and hydraulic system;
  • Landing gear equipment;
  • Pneumatic equipment;
  • Air conditioning system;
  • Firefighting equipment and inert gas system;
  • Electric equipment;
  • Flight and navigation equipment;
  • Fuel, hydraulic, pneumatic and electric systems control devices;
  • Radio electronic and navigation equipment;
  • Lighting and signaling equipment;
  • Auxiliary equipment;
  • Airborne armament and parachute equipment;
  • Performance of works obligatory at time of overhaul according to bulletins;
  • Performance of additional works upon customer’s request in respect to modification of helicopter,
  • installation of additional equipment according to helicopter builder’s documents;

1.2. Washout and painting of helicopter;

1.3. Assembling and engineering follow-up

1.4. Ground and flight tests.

  1. Works performed with participation of contractors:

2.1. overhaul of engines TV3-117;

2.2. overhaul of main gearbox VR-14(VR-24);

2.3. overhaul of APU AI-9V;

2.4. overhaul of some transmission units;

2.5. Overhaul of main rotor hub.

  1. Purchase of necessary supplies of the 1st category

3.1. purchase of main rotor blades;

3.2. purchase of tail rotor blades;

3.3. Purchase of hoses for helicopter systems.


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