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30 March 2016

FIDAE 2016: Russian Helicopters Mi-17-1V to Mexican Mavy

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, has fulfilled its first contract for after-sale maintenance of multirole Mi-17-1V helicopters operated by the Mexican Navy. 

"This is our first contract with the Naval Secretariat of Mexico. It was fulfilled in full and on time," Igor Chechikov, Russian Helicopter's deputy CEO, told MT. "Mexico is one of our key partners in Latin America; it has quite an extensive fleet of Russian-made helicopters. In 2016, we will expand cooperation with our Mexican partners in terms of after-sale service.  The parties are already involved in negotiations on these issues."

In 2014-2015, the company successfully collaborated with the Mexican Secretariat of National Defense by performing extensive repairs of 19 Mi-17/Mi-17-1V helicopters.  Currently, Russian Helicopters are actively involved in warranty and post-warranty maintenance of helicopters belonging to the Mexican Ministry of Defence.