Hungarian Mi-17 repairs begin
Russian Helicopters will repair four Mil Mi-17 transport helicopters operated by Hungary, according to a contract signed in July, the company announced on 13 September.
The helicopters were delivered to Russian Helicopters’ Novosibirsk aircraft repair plant on 6 September by an Antonov An-124 Ruslan strategic airlift jet aircraft. The company will also provide the required aviation inventory, as part of the contract.
Igor Chechikov, deputy director general of Russian Helicopters, said: ‘We invite all customers of Russian-built helicopters to have their machines undergo scheduled repairs and upgrades only at the plants authorised by the designer and manufacturer of Russian helicopters, as this increases the safety level in their further operation and considerably prolongs their flight life.’
Currently, Russian Helicopters manufactures helicopters of the Mi-8/17 type in the Kazan helicopter plant and Ulan-Ude aircraft plant. The company is working on the Mi-8AMTSH-VA specialised helicopter, which will carry out Hungary’s missions under Arctic conditions.
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