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PREMIUM: OEM criticises Afghan Mi-17V-5 helicopter maintenance

9th December 2020 - 07:54 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch

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Russian company vents annoyance at overhaul practices for helicopters bought by the US for service in Afghanistan.

Russian Helicopters has publicly criticised the Afghan Air Force (AAF) for overhauling Mil Mi-17V-5 helicopters through Ukrainian entities.

The Russian OEM claimed in a press release dated 8 December: ‘Russian Helicopters Holding Company considers it necessary to warn that Ukrainian aircraft repair enterprises are carrying out illegitimate overhauls of Mi-17V-5 ...

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