Rostec, May 20, 2016 - Russian Helicopters and Czech state company Lom Praha signed a contract on the repair of units for Mi-8 helicopters owned by the Ministry of Defense of the Czech Republic.
According to the document, the Russian holding shall perform the repair of components for Mi-8Ts of the Ministry of Defense of the Czech Republic until the end of 2016.
At the HeliRussia 2016 exhibition, the parties also concluded an additional agreement on delivery of aviation property for Mi-24 helicopters, as well as for Mi-8/17 series aircraft operating in the Czech Republic.
The signed contract is highly significant, not only for Russian Helicopters and Lom Praha, but also for bilateral relations between the countries. At present, a few dozen helicopters produced in Russia and operated in the Czech Republic need timely maintenance and delivery of components. Russian Helicopters are ready to provide timely and qualitative repair of the equipment.
Lom Praha, founded and managed by the Czech Ministry of Defense, specializes in the repair of military aviation technology and has extensive experience of service maintenance and modernization of Mi-8/17 series helicopters, as well as Mi-24s and Mi-35s.
Russian Helicopters is a world leader in the helicopter industry, and the only helicopter designer and manufacturer in Russia. The holding consists of five helicopter plants, two design offices, as well as enterprises involved in the production and maintenance of components, aircraft repair plants and a service company that provides aftersales support in Russia and overseas. In 2015, the IAS based earnings of Russian Helicopters increased by 29.5% and totaled 220 billion rubles, while the delivery volume amounted to 212 helicopters.