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Russian Helicopters opens maintenance center in Peru

14th December 2018 - 10:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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A new maintenance and repair centre for Russian-made helicopters has been opened in Lima at the facilities of the Peruvian Air Force Maintenance Service.

Built in partnership with Russian Helicopters, the facility will be used by Helicentro Peru to repair Mi-17 civil helicopters operated in the region, and by Russian Helicopters to overhaul Mi-17 aircraft of the Peruvian Air Force.

Andrey Boginsky, CEO of Russian Helicopters, said: ‘The establishment of the maintenance and repair centre for Russian helicopters in Peru is of strategic importance – it will enable [us] to provide the full range of work without taking out fuselages from the country.

‘Although the centre has just started its operation, it has already orders until 2023 – nearly 40 helicopters have been planned for repair during the next five years. In addition, the advantageous geographical location of Peru and the enterprise's production capacity would enable to accept orders from other countries of the region.’

Peru currently operates over 100 Russian helicopters.

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