The Rostec State Corporation and its subsidiary holding company Russian Helicopters held negotiations with the Mexican company Craft Avia Center for the sale and maintenance of Ansat helicopters on the Mexican market. As of today, Craft Avia Center has submitted an application to the aviation authorities of Mexico for validation of the Russian flight certificate for Ansat. Besides, Craft Avia Center has commenced construction of a service centre with a total floor area of 4,000 m2 and a show room for sale of Russian helicopters.
Dmitry Lelikov, Deputy General Director of the Rostec State Corporation, and General Director of the Russian Helicopters holding company Andrey Boginsky have held negotiations with the General Director of Craft Avia Centre José de Vicente. During the negotiations the issues of potential demand for Russian civil helicopters on the Mexican market, as well as the issues of obtaining the Mexican certificate for the Ansat helicopter were discussed.
“Craft Avia Center applied to us with an offer for distribution of Ansat helicopters on the Mexican market. We have already prepared and sent them our commercial proposal for supply of one vehicle that will be used for purposes of demonstration to potential buyers. As of today, our proposal is being reviewed by the counterparty and we hope that in the nearest future we will reach the stage of contract signing”, stated General Director of the Russian Helicopters holding company Andrey Boginsky.
Today, the Russian helicopters fleet in Mexico includes about 50 vehicles of Mi-8/17 series, and two Mi-26 helicopters.