Russian Helicopters CEO Andrey Boginsky, president of ZAO Azerbaijan Airlines Jahangir Askerov, president of Silk Way Group Zaur Akhundov, and CEO of Silk Way Helicopter Services Azer Sultanov took part in the negotiations.
Following the decision of the 16th session of the Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Cooperation between Azerbaijan and Russia, the parties confirmed their mutual interest in the project aimed at the creation of a service center for maintenance and repairs of the Russian/Soviet-build civilian and military helicopters in Azerbaijan.
Joint work on the project started in 2016. At ADEX-2016 International Defence Exhibition, Russian Helicopters and Azerbaijani’s Silk Way Helicopter Services reached an agreement to open a service center for maintenance and overhaul of Russian-made Mi-8/17 type helicopters in Azerbaijan. In order to implement the deal, at the beginning of this year Russian and Azerbaijani specialists looked into a possibility to open the center at Heydar Aliyev International Airport.
To continue work started at the 10th International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia-2017, the heads of Russian Helicopters and Azerbaijan Airlines signed a document called “Key action plan to organize a service center for maintenance and repair of Russian/Soviet-made civilian helicopters in the Azerbaijan Republic”.
“Azerbaijan is our traditional partner; this country has vast experience using Russian helicopters. With this in mind, opening a service center for Russian/Soviet helicopters in Azerbaijan seems of vital importance. We have agreed with our partners on the relevance of the project and expect to sign requisite agreements and contractual documents until the end of summer,” said Russian Helicopters CEO Andrey Boginsky after the negotiations.
Currently, Azerbaijan operates a large fleet of Russian-made helicopters, including the Mi-8/17 type medium multirole helicopters and the Mi-24 and Mi-35M attack helicopters.
- Airbus forms Team Nightjar for Australian special ops bid
- Boston MedFlight Reaches 80,000 Patient Transport Milestone
- US approves sale of one Sikorsky UH-60M to Jordan
- Northrop Grumman Supports Government Flight Testing of the MQ-8C Fire Scout Radar
- TUM developing AR solution for ship landings in rough seas
- DRF take stock of the corona pandemic in Germany
- DSCA approves sale of 6 UH-60M to Lithuania
- AirLink lands at Klamath County Fire District
- Accel-KKR and ParkerGale join forces to back ATP in its acquisition of FlightDocs
- New helipad opens at Royal Devon and Exeter hospital
- DRF tests droplet spread inside helicopters
- HeliTSA launches Rolls-Royce M250/RR300 engine training
- UK AAIB Bulletin – July 2020
- 14th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium Goes Virtual
- New South Wales Government supports eVTOL development with grant
- HeliOffshore Appoints Chief Executive Officer
- Patria consolidates its helicopter maintenance operations in Norway
- Russian Helicopters delivers two Mi-8MTV-1 to Yamal Airlines
- NATA Announces 2020-2021 Board of Directors
- UAE and US Forces Conduct Combined Joint Operations in Arabian Gulf