Russian Helicopters to Establish MRO Centre
in Shenzhen, China
Russian Helicopters and United Aviation
Technology have unveiled plans to establish a maintenance and
repair centre for Ka-32A11VS and Mi-171 helicopters in Shenzhen,
The two companies are also in talks about
upgrading the maintenance, repair and overhaul base in Tianjin to
carry out similar work.
The deal for the Shenzhen MRO centre is expected
to be finalised by the end of the year.
Andrey Boginsky, CEO of Russian
Helicopters, said, "Currently, Russian Helicopters and United
Aviation Technology are considering the draft general contract for
creating a maintenance and repair centre for the Ka-32А11VC and
Mi-171 helicopters in Shenzhen and the draft contract for
technical audit at the aircraft maintenance and repair base in
With over 300 aircraft currently in operation,
China is one of the largest operators of Russian-made helicopters.
"The Mi-8/17 and Ka-32A11BC helicopters are
successfully operated throughout the PRC, in particular, in
regions with difficult terrain and harsh climate conditions," said
Anatoly Serdyukov, industrial director of the aviation cluster of
Rostec. "The creation of a centre for maintenance and repair of
Ka-32A11BC and Mi-171 helicopters in Shenzhen is an essential
infrastructure project that will increase the competitiveness and
export potential of our helicopter technology."