Serbia gets first two Mi-17V-5s
Russian Helicopters has made the delivery of two Mi-17V-5 medium military-transport helicopters to Serbia’s Ministry of Defence, the company announced on 29 June.
The helicopters were delivered under a contract signed by Rosoboronexport in September 2015.
The contract includes retraining of four Serbian pilots and two flight engineers at the Kazan Helicopter Plant’s Aviation Training Center (ATC). The training includes daytime and night flights, simulator training and a theoretical course. Four radio-electronic equipment specialists and three master technicians are also being trained.
The ATC is implementing a new outreach flight training programme for helicopter crew, with flights tailored to each country's weather and terrain conditions.
Alexander Mikheev, chief executive officer, Russian Helicopters, said: ‘This is the first contract with the Serbian Ministry of Defence for the supply of new helicopters. Its timely implementation is very important and will contribute to further development of relations between our two countries. When we receive a request from the Serbian side, we will be ready to provide timely after-sales service.’
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