Russia’s Rostec to Build Helicopter Training Centre in Peru

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Russian Helicopters, a holding company that is part of the Rostec State Corporation, will build a helicopter training centre in Peru, the company’s press service reported.

“Construction of the helicopter training centre in Lima, the capital of Peru, will begin shortly once the Peruvian side completes the necessary formalities,” Russian Helicopters said in their statement. “Russian Helicopters Holding, together with Rosoboronexport, has already found a contractor in Peru and intends to control the construction process to ensure maximum quality.”

According to Igor Chechikov, deputy CEO for after-sales service for Russian Helicopters, the company will finance the construction of the training centre in Peru.

“I would like to highlight that our holding, if requested, will be ready to deliver more Russian aircraft to Peru,” Chechikov added.

In January 2016, Russia delivered 24 Mi-171SH-P helicopters to Peru under a contract signed in 2013. The total sum of the deal was reportedly $528 million. Russian Helicopters is the only developer and manufacturer of helicopters in Russia. The company was founded in 2007 and has five helicopter factories, two design bureaus, aircraft repair plants and a service company providing after-sales support in Russia and abroad.

Russian Helicopters’ revenue in 2015 increased by 29.5 per cent from 2014 to 220 billion roubles ($3.53 billion) while their net profit doubled to 42.2 billion roubles ($677 million).