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Russian Helicopters Denies China Mi-2 Project

RIA Novosti

15:11 08/02/2012 MOSCOW, February 8 (RIA Novosti) - Russian Helicopters, the holding that combines Russia's rotorcraft design and manufacturing enterprises, has denied press reports that it intends to take part in a joint venture to produce Mi-2A light helicopters in China.

RIA Novosti reported on Monday that Xinhua said Russian helicopter maker Rostvertol and China's Xi'Ao Aeroplane Manufacturing intended to build a plant in northern China capable of manufacturing 100 lightweight civil Mi-2A helicopters annually.

"Russian Helicopters states that neither Rosvertol...or Russian Helicopters or any of its daughter companies are taking part in any joint venture on the territory of China for production or kit assembly of light helicopters or any analogues of Mi-2 type helicopters," Russian Helicopters said in a statement on Wednesday.

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