Russia’s Rostec State Corporation and Mexico’s Craft Avia Center will partner to set up a helicopter distribution and maintenance center in Mexico.
An agreement to this effect was reached by head of the Mexican company Jose de Vicente and Russian Helicopters CEO Andrei Boginsky.
"The Craft Avia Center company approached us offering to distribute the Ansat helicopters on the Mexican market," the press service of Russian Helicopers cited Boginsky as saying. "Craft Avia Center has already started to build an Ansat helicopter maintenance center that will cover an area of 4,000 square meters, as well as a showroom for demonstrating these helicopters and providing responsible storage services.”
The Russian-made helicopter fleet in Mexico currently includes around 50 Mil Mi-8 and Mi-17 helicopters, as well as two Mil Mi-26 ones.
According to earlier reports, the Russian Helicopters company plans to sign a contract with the Mexican Air Force concerning the maintenance of 19 Mil Mi-17 helicopters.
Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov and Mexico’s Secretary of National Defense Salvador Zepeda are expected to discuss this issue among others at a meeting scheduled to be held in Mexico City of Monday.
Mexico has shown interest in purchasing a new batch of Russia-manufactured Mi-17 military transport helicopters. “The Mexican side is planning to buy a new batch of such helicopters from Russia and is considering the proposals prepared by us," Alexander Denisov, the head of Marketing Department of Russia's state arms exporter Rosoboronexport, was quoted as saying by
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