Craft Avia Center, in cooperation with the
Russian Helicopters, has unveiled plans to open a technical
maintenance center for Ansat type civilian helicopters in the city
of Guadalajara, Mexico.
“The creation of a maintenance center for Ansat
type helicopters in the Mexican city of Guadalajara is in active
stage. The project is being implemented by Craft Avia Center in
close cooperation with Russian Helicopters. The center will start
its operation in 2020,” said Deputy Director General for
Aftersales Services of Russian Helicopters, Igor Chechikov.
The first Ansat helicopter will
be delivered to Mexico for Craft Avia Center in 2019.
“There are round 50 Russian-made Mi-17 type helicopters
currently in operation in Mexico,” said Viktor Kladov, Director
for International Cooperation and Regional Policy of Rostec. “I’m
confident that the maintenance center will both strengthen and
expand our cooperation in the field of aviation, as well as make
the light Ansat helicopter more attractive to potential customers
in both Mexico and Latin America in general.”
The twin-engine Ansat helicopter has one of the
largest cabins within its class and is actively used by air
medical services. It can also be used for normal
passenger and VIP transport, cargo delivery and environmental
monitoring. Ansat has been successfully tested for high-altitude
operations, confirming that it can be used in mountainous areas
with altitudes up to 3,500 meters.