Unrainian firm Ukrinmash has opened a service center for Soviet-era Mi-8/Mi-1/Mi-24 helicopters at the request of the Bangladesh Air Force Command.
Official Ukrainian delegation consisting of representatives of the State Concern “Ukroboronprom”, State Firm “Ukrinmash” and management of the aircraft repair factory “Aviakon” attended the opening on January 27, 2017.
Specialists of “Aviakon” provide overhaul, refurbishment and modernization of Mi family of helicopters of all types and modifications in the interests of Ukrainian Armed Forces and foreign customers.
In 2013-2014 “Aviakon” performed repair of Bangladesh helicopters, during which Bangladesh specialists visited the factory and had an opportunity to gain firsthand experience of repairing units and aggregates of the aviation equipment.
Opening of the service center gives an opportunity to conduct routine repair, as well as deep refurbishment and modernization of fuselage of Mi-8/Mi-1 helicopters on the customer’s territory, which was what Bangladesh Air Force Command wished. A group of technical specialists from “Aviakon” will work in the center on a permanent basis.
"Opening of the service center is a recognition of a quality of services, provided by Ukraine to its partners in repair of the military equipment of Soviet production. At Soviet times “Aviakon” enterprise, located in Konotop, had been created purposefully for repair and then modernization of helicopters of types Mi-24, Mi-8 and other export modifications.
Our factory has all capabilities, equipment, documentation and qualified personnel to perform repair and provide complex maintenance of helicopters, as well as train foreign specialists,” – emphasized Ihor Marchenko, Director of “Aviakon”.