Russian Helicopters to supply maintenance documentation for Mi-8T to Cuba
07.09.2016 / Moscow
Russian Helicopters and Cuba’s Tecnoimport signed an agreement on the provision of documentation for the overhaul of Mi-8MT and Mi-8MT-1 helicopters.  The work will be performed by Yuri Gagarin Aircraft Repair Plant in Cuba. 

"Our contract with Technoimport is the first step for the Cuban side towards an authorization of the repair facility. We believe that all helicopter repairs should be carried out only in accordance with legitimate repair and design documentation. Under the terms of the signed contract, the documentation for repairs will be delivered to the customer in the shortest possible time," said Russian Helicopters Deputy CEO for Aftersales Service Igor Chechikov.

The number of Russian helicopters in Latin America exceeds 400. The most commonly used helicopters in the region are Mi-8/17s – their fleet is about 320 units. In Cuba, there are about 60 helicopters of Soviet and Russian origin, and about 50 of them are Mi-8/17s. Some of them are in need of repairs.

Russian Helicopters is developing a comprehensive aftersales service system for civilian and military rotorcraft in Latin America, which includes helicopter service throughout its life cycle.

Russian Helicopters, (part of State Corporation Rostec), is one of the global leaders in helicopter production and the only helicopter design and production powerhouse in Russia. Russian Helicopters was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Moscow. The company comprises five helicopter production facilities, two design bureaus, a spare parts production and repair facility, as well as an aftersale service branch responsible for maintenance and repair in Russia and all over the world. Its helicopters are popular among Russian ministries and state authorities (Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Emergency Control Ministry), operators (Gazpromavia, UTair), major Russian corporations. In 2015 its IFRS revenues increased 29.5% to RUB 220.0 billion. Deliveries reached 212 helicopters.

State Corporation Rostec is a Russian corporation founded in 2007 for the purpose of promoting the development, production and export of hi-tech civilian and military industry products. It comprises 700 organisations, nine of which have now been formed as holding companies of the military-industrial complex, six of them are involved in civil industries and 32 are directly controlled. Rostec’s portfolio includes recognised brands such as Avtovaz, Kamaz, Kalashnikov Concern, Russian Helicopters, and VSMPO-AVISMA. Rostec’s organisations are located in 60 constituent entities of the Russian Federation and supply their products to the markets of more than 70 countries. The revenue of Rostec in 2015 amounted to RUB 1.140 trillion. Average salaries within the Corporation amounted to RUB 41 thousand and tax deductions into the treasuries at all levels exceeded RUB 160 billion. According to the new Rostec strategy, the new main goal of the Corporation is to facilitate technological advantage of Russia at highly competitive international markets.  Planned volume of investments into development until 2025 is RUB 4.3 trillion.    

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