Russian Helicopters complete repair of 19 Mi-17s for Mexican Air Force

Russian Helicopters complete repair of 19 Mi-17s for Mexican Air Force

29-Oct-2015 Source: Russian Helicopters

[electronic translation] The Aircraft Repair Plant in Novosibirsk (NARP for its acronym in English), which is part of Russian Helicopters and Rostec Corporation, has completed the repair of 19 military helicopters transport Mi-17 belonging to the Air Force of Mexico. The agreement between countries to enter to repair helicopters, took place on October 8 this year in the United Mexican States. The acceptance commission was headed by Colonel Lucas Guzmán Galindo, commander of 303d Fighter Squadron.

According to the contract, the Aircraft Repair Plant of Novosibirsk repaired the structure of all systems and components of the helicopter, including engines, transmissions and APUs major changes. All parts and components that were outdated or were not repairable were replaced, as main rotor blades and tail.

The repair contract of 19 Mi-17 helicopters and training of aviation specialists twenty helicopters and engine operating programs, avionics and electronic Mi-17 was signed on 14 March 2014. The first five helicopters were delivered to Mexico in July 2014 and the remaining 14 units arrived between August and September of that year. Training specialists from the Mexican Air Force was successfully completed in December 2014 and were presented with certificates of completion in Standard English and Spanish languages. As a result of this cooperation, the Mexican side expressed its appreciation for his work NARP personnel.

Military transport version of the Mi-17 helicopter is one of the most widely used type. These helicopters were made based on a thorough analysis of the use of Russian helicopters in combat in several critical locations worldwide; versatility and high performance are the characteristics that made Mi-17 one of the most popular helicopters in the world.

The Aircraft Repair Plant in Novosibirsk (NARP) repairs and maintains all models of helicopters Mi-8, Mi-17 and Mi-26 (T), as multipurpose military helicopters such as the Mi-24 and Mi-35 . The company provides service and repairs systems and components for helicopters through a complete operational cycle between repairs helicopters, and provides customers with spare parts.

Russian Helicopters, part of the Rostec State Corporation, is one of the global leaders in helicopter production and the only production plant and design of helicopters in Russia. Russian Helicopters was founded in 2007 and its headquarters are in Moscow. The company comprises five helicopter production facilities; two offices of design, production installation of spare parts and repairs, as well as after-sales service branch responsible for maintenance and repair in Russia and worldwide. Its helicopters are popular among Russian ministries and state authorities (Ministry of Defence, Minister of Internal Subject, Minister of Emergency), operators (Gazpromavia, UTair), major Russian corporations. In 2014, IFRS revenues increased 22.8% to 169.8 billion rubles. They managed to deliver 271 helicopters.

Rostec State Corporation, was founded in 2007 to promote the development, production and export of high-tech products for civil and military industry. It comprising 700 organizations, of which nine are now established as a partnership of companies to the military-industrial complex; five of them are involved in particular industries and 22 are controlled directly. Rostec portfolio includes prestigious brands such as Avtovaz, Kamaz, Russian Helicopters and VSMPO-AVISMA. The Rostec organizations are located in 60 entities of the Russian Federation and distribute their products in markets of over 70 countries. In 2013 Rostec income totaled 1.04 trillion rubles. The tax deduction in the coffers of the treasury at all levels surpassed 138 billion rubles.


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