Russian Helicopters has opened a maintenance and
repair center in Lima, Peru.
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 for the Peruvian
opening ceremony was attended by CEO of Russian Helicopters Andrey
Boginsky and Chief Commander of the Peruvian Air Force, Rodolfo García Esquerre.
“The establishment of a maintenance and
repair center for Russian Helicopters in Peru is of strategic
importance – it will enable us to provide the full range of work
without taking fuselages out of the country. Although the center
has just started operations, it already has orders through to 2023 –
nearly 40 helicopters have been scheduled 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,” said
Boginsky, CEO of Russian Helicopters.
There are currently over 100 Russian helicopters
in operation in Peru.
Viktor Kladov, Rostec's Director for International Cooperation and
Regional Policy, said, “We continue to create a unified system for
managing the life cycle of our helicopters in Peru. The opening of
the aircraft maintenance center significantly enhances our
position in Latin America - a top-priority region for Rostec.”