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Russian Helicopters to open service centre in Egypt

7th December 2018 - 08:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Russian Helicopters is building a maintenance, repair and overhaul centre for Mi-8 and Mi-17 helicopters at the Helwan Factory for Developed Industries (HFDI) facility in Helwan, Egypt, the company announced 5 December.

The company plans to certify the new MRO centre in 2019. The centre will initially carry out maintenance and overhaul of Mi-8T and Mi-17-1V helicopters operated by the Egyptian Air Force. Future plans include mastering of a Mi-17V-5 type.

Viktor Kladov, director for international cooperation and regional policy at Rostec, said: 'Egypt is a long-standing and strategically important partner for Rostec. We cooperate in a wide range of areas. At the same time, helicopter industry and after-sales service of equipment are one of the key areas of our cooperation. Certification of the helicopter service center in Egypt opens up new opportunities for expanding cooperation with local partners.'

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