4-Apr-2017 Source: Russian Helicopters
A ceremonial transfer of the helicopter has been performed in the capital of Kenya, Nairobi, in the presence of the Minister of the Interior of Kenya. In accordance with the contract, “Russian Helicopters” has also performed training of the Customer’s specialists in addition to the delivery of the helicopter. The helicopter will serve the needs of the National Police of the Republic of Kenya.
“We have successfully completed the contract for the delivery of the first helicopter to Kenya. Currently, the total fleet of the Russian-made helicopters in the African countries exceeds 700 units and requires gradual renewal. Russian-made helicopters have shown excellent performance when implementing the widest scope of missions in the African continent. We count on the further fruitful cooperation”, – Alexander Scherbinin, Deputy Director General for Marketing and Business Development of “Russian Helicopters” Holding Company, noted.
The African countries have traditionally been one of the largest operators of Russian-made helicopters. Mi-8/17 type helicopters proposed to African customers are primarily used in civil aviation – for cargo, passenger and VIP transportation. High flight and technical performance, reliability, capability to operate in a wide range of conditions and temperatures, multi-mission capability, easy operability and maintainability make Russian-made helicopters one of the best offers for the African market.