Peru will get spares for Mi-8/17 helicopters from Russia

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ENGELS, December 9. /TASS/. Russian Helicopters holding won the tender on supply of spare parts for Mi-8/17 helicopters of Peru’s Air Force and will start deliveries next year, Executive Director of the company Grigoriy Kozlov said on Friday.

“The holding won the next tender on supply of spares for Mi-8/17 helicopters of Peruvian Air Force. Peru will start receiving spare parts directly from the helicopters manufacturer already in the beginning of 2017 after making relevant contracts,” Kozlov said.

This will promote combating counterfeit components posing threat to helicopter flight safety and life of crewmembers, he added.

The Russian helicopters manufacturer also plans to build a pilot training center in Peru next year, Kozlov said.

“The intention of the holding to build and outfit a helicopter simulation center for the Peruvian Army evidences importance of the Peruvian market for Russian Helicopters. Construction of the simulation center near Lima will start recently. Representatives of the holding plan to complete construction already in 2017,” the senior manager said.

Creation of such a center in Peru will significantly reduce training time because Peru’s pilots of Russian Mi-171Sh helicopters will train in the territory of the country, Kozlov added.


Russian Helicopters to build pilot training center in Peru by end of 2017

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MOSCOW, October 24. /TASS/. Russian Helicopters company will construct a center to train pilots of Russian Mi-171Sh helicopters for Peru Army by 2017 year-end, the Russian company told TASS on Monday.

“Construction of a helicopter simulation center in Lima will start shortly after completion of required formalities by the Peruvian party. Russian Helicopters plan to complete building of the center in the second half of 2017 subject to a mutual agreement with the Peruvian party,” the company said.

A contractor in Peru for construction of the center has already been found in cooperation with Rosoboronexport, the Russian holding said.

“The Peru market is extremely attractive for us. For the purpose of strengthening our market positions in this country we are financing on our own initiative a fairly costly construction of a helicopter simulation center not provided by the offset project in order to provide our partners with broad opportunities of flight personnel training in Peru territory within the shortest possible timeframe,” Deputy Chief Executive of Russian Helicopters Igor Chechikov said in a comment.

The company is also ready for further supplies of Russian aviation equipment to Peru if a relevant request appears, Chechikov added.


Russia Will Deliver Mi-35 Attack Helicopter Equipment to Peru



The Russian Helicopters holding signed a contract to deliver aviation equipment the Air Force of Peru’s Mi-35 attack helicopters with transport capabilities, the company said Thursday.

It specified that the first fixed-term contracts on aftersale services were signed between the company and the Peruvian Defense Ministry after it won a tender in early July.

“In accordance with the terms of the agreement, the Russian holding company shall complete the delivery of aviation equipment for the helicopters before the end of 2016,” the Russian Helicopters’ press service said.

“Russian Helicopters is counting on the gradual increase in the volume of deliveries,” Deputy CEO overseeing aftersales service Igor Chechikov said.

Peru operates the export versions of Russia’s Mi-17 transport and Mi-35 attack helicopters in special operations combating drug trafficking and illegal armed groups in the country’s remote areas.