Russian Helicopters is also willing to modernise and repair military helicopters. Under Licence dated 30.09.2014 No. 2014214207, Russian Helicopters has the right to export spare parts, components, special training and auxiliary equipment, as well as technical documentation for military helicopters already delivered, and to carry out works to extend their service life, repair and modernisation (including design research and development work), utilisation and other works comprising full service provision for military helicopters, and training foreign specialists to carry out these works.
All helicopter modernisation work will be carried out together with and under the control of design bureaux, helicopter specialists, and aircraft repair plants that form part of Russian Helicopters. Alongside this modernisation, the customers are offered services to expand helicopters’ capacity and extend their service lives.
Aftersales service provision for helicopters operated in Latin America and the Caribbean will draw on the production capacity at the Yu. A. Gagarin Aircraft Repair Plant (Cuba). Today, Russian Helicopters are in talks with their Cuban counterparts on formulating the proposal for retooling the plant and authorising it as an entity that is empowered to carry out aftersales service and maintenance on Soviet-made and Russian-made military and commercial helicopters.
Russian Helicopters specialists believe that repairs to Mi-8/17/171 should be carried out in accordance with repairs documentation as agreed with design bureaux and production plants. Spare parts can be purchased from Russian Helicopters’ companies or from certified businesses. The contract to be signed between Cuba’s the Yu. A. Gagarin Aircraft Repair Plant and Helicopter Service Company (part of Russian Helicopters) will cover the provision of all necessary repair documentation.
Today, Russian Helicopters is actively involved in developing its after sale service provision for commercial and military Russian-made helicopters in key regions across the globe, working to provide first rate service for helicopters throughout their full life cycle.