Russian Helicopters Overhauls Peruvian Air Force’s Mi-17-1V Military Transport Helicopters
Russian Helicopters Overhauls Peruvian Air Force’s Mi-17-1V Military Transport Helicopters

Russian Helicopters Overhauls Peruvian Air Force’s Mi-17-1V Military Transport Helicopters

Maintenance work was carried out by the Novosibirsk Aircraft Repair Plant (NARP), part of “Russian Helicopters” Holding, under the direct supervision of NHC Mil and Kamov – the “Mi” helicopter brand developer. As a result, the Peruvian helicopters now have a service life of 8 years and an overhaul interval of 2,000 hours. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Republic of Peru is actively exploiting previously supplied Russian helicopters. Aircraft are deployed for various tasks: transportation, search and rescue in areas affected by natural disasters as well as humanitarian purposes, such as delivery of medicine, food, clothing and fight against drug trafficking.

Due to their reliability, versatility and ease of maintenance, the multi-purpose Mi-8/17 series helicopters are recognized and sought after worldwide. Mi-8/17 family design and equipment allow operating under self-contained basing on unequipped sites in almost all climatic conditions, including high altitude areas and hot climate, which is proved by long experience of using these aircraft on different continents. Novosibirsk Aircraft Repair Plant undertakes maintenance, overhaul and modernization of Mi helicopters in various modifications. The company repairs helicopter systems and units during the entire life between overhaul, as well as provides users with spare parts. NARP also offers worldwide service with the ability to perform customer-based refurbishment work.

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“Since Soviet times, Russian helicopter technology has proven itself in Peru – the USSR was one of the first to help Peruvian side after the earthquake in 1970. Then, we provided Peru with Mi-8 helicopters in medical version as humanitarian aid. Today there are over a hundred Russian-made helicopters in operation in the country, so we attach particular importance to their repair and modernization. I believe that the work we have done once again demonstrates high level of our customer’s trust,” said Andrey Boginsky, CEO of Russian Helicopters.

“Russian Helicopters” Holding (part of Rostec State Corporation) is one of the world leaders in the helicopter industry, the only Russian helicopter designer and manufacturer. Holding were established in 2007. Its headquarters are in Moscow. The holding company includes five helicopter plants, two design bureaus, factories for components production, aircraft repair plants, and a service company providing after-sales support in Russia and abroad. The Russian Ministry of Defense, the Russian Interior Ministry, the Russian Emergency Ministry, other government agencies, ”Gazprom Avia” and UTair airlines, large Russian and foreign companies are buyers of holding’s products. Rostec State Corporation is one of the largest industrial companies in Russia. It unites more than 800 scientific and production enterprises in 60 country regions.

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