Wed, 21 Nov 2018

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, China.

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.

Mi-171A2 - Russian Helicopters. Click to enlarge.

 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 Tianjin."

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."

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