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Russian Helicopters to certify a service centre in Egypt in 2019

Posted 6 December 2018 · Add Comment

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) is completing the creation of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) centre for Mi-8/17 helicopters based at the facilities of Helwan Factory for Developed Industries (HFDI) in Helwan (Egypt). The Holding Company plans to certify the MRO centre in Egypt in 2019.

 

During the first stage, the centre will be carrying out maintenance and overhaul of Mi-8T and Mi-17-1V helicopters operated by EAF. Future plans include mastering of a Mi-17V-5 type.

Within 2015-2018 the Holding Company fitted HFDI with the required equipment and conducted personnel training at the Aviation Training Centre of Novosibirsk Aircraft Repair Plant. Moreover, basing on the audit results of the MRO centre Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant has already issued a statement on the centre’s readiness to perform helicopter overhaul.

“One of the key objectives of JSC “Russian Helicopters” is to organize a system of after-sales support providing first-class service throughout the complete life cycle of Russian-made rotorcraft. The holding intends to continue expanding its global network of authorized service centres. Over the past three years, in cooperation with our partners from HFDI we have performed a tremendous job establishing the MRO centre for Russian-made rotorcraft at the factory’s facilities. The Egyptian side is already in process of performing a pilot Mi-8T and Mi-17-1V overhaul upon the results of which we plan to proceed with certification of the centre”, announced Igor Chechikov, deputy director general for After-Sales Support of JSC “Russian Helicopters”.

"Egypt is a long-standing and strategically important partner for Rostec. We cooperate in a wide range of areas. At the same time, helicopter industry and after-sales service of equipment are one of the key areas of our cooperation," said Viktor Kladov, Director for international cooperation and regional policy at Rostec. "Certification of the helicopter service centre  in Egypt opens up new opportunities for expanding cooperation with local partners."

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