Thirty Indian Mi-17-1B Helicopters To Be Repaired In Russia

  • Our Bureau
  • 07:27 AM, March 3, 2017
  • 3738
Thirty Indian Mi-17-1B Helicopters To Be Repaired In Russia
Indian Air Force Mi-17-1B helicopter

Russian Helicopters will repair 30 Indian Mi-17-1B multi-role helicopters in Novosibirsk aircraft repair plant in the next three years.

"30 India’s Mi-17-1B helicopters will be repaired at facilities of Novosibirsk aircraft repair plant by mid-2018," the company’s press service said citing Deputy Chief Executive Officer Igor Chechikov Thursday.

A delegation of Indian aviation experts are on a visit to Novosibirsk to monitor the work carried out on the helicopters.

The first lot of five Mi-17-1B aircraft already undergoes overhaul at the plant. It is scheduled for completion in June-July 2017 and helicopters will be turned over to India after that. Six lots of helicopters will be dispatched for repair in total, with five helicopters in each lot.

Indian inspectors arrived at the plant in late February to check Mi-17-1B repair quality, the press service said. "Indian specialists will work until early March. They will make conclusions on the quality of repair performed according to inspection findings," Russian Helicopters reported. 

Also Read

Alpha Design, Elbit in US$30 Million Mi-17 Modernization Pact

February 16, 2017 @ 08:27 AM

BEL Pitching EW Systems For India’s Mi-17V5 Helicopter Fleet

February 15, 2017 @ 11:06 AM

India-Russia Enter Final Negotiations For Purchase of 48 Mi-17-V5 Helicopters

February 14, 2017 @ 06:39 AM

Elbit Systems To Upgrade Mi-17 Helicopters For Asia-Pacific Country

February 8, 2017 @ 10:45 AM

Russian Helicopters To Supply Mi-171 Chopper To Balochistan

January 19, 2017 @ 07:39 AM

IAF Mi-17 V5 Chopper Crashes Killing Seven Personnel

October 6, 2017 @ 10:27 AM

Russian Helicopters Plans KA-226, Anset Chopper Assembly In Iran

April 1, 2017 @ 12:48 PM

Russia, India Likely To Sign Deal This Year For 48 Mi-17V-5 Helicopters

March 22, 2017 @ 09:58 AM

Russian Aerostats Radar To Be Deployed With Israeli SPYDER Missile Along Indian...

March 4, 2017 @ 09:43 AM

USAF C-130 Gunships Laser Test Likely This Year

March 3, 2017 @ 12:00 PM