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Russian Helicopters Holding to Build Crew Training Center in Peru in 2017

Sputnik News

20:42 24.10.2016(updated 20:52 24.10.2016)

The Russian Helicopters is going to build a training center for Mi-171Sh helicopters' crews in Lima, the company's press service said on Monday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Russian Helicopters is going to build a training center for Mi-171Sh helicopters' crews in Peru's capital, the company's press service said on Monday.

"Construction of the helicopters' training center in Peru's capital of Lima will start in the near future after the completion of necessary procedures by the Peruvian side. The Russian Helicopters are going to complete the construction of the center in the second half of 2017," the company said.

A contract on the supply of 24 Mi-171Sh helicopters was sealed in December 2013.

Over 400 Russian helicopters are currently being operated in Latin America and the Caribbean. The most popular models are those of the Mi-8/17 helicopter family, which amount to 320 units.

The Mi-171Sh can be used in a wide range of missions, including the airlifting of military forces, the transportation of cargo, air-to-surface attacks, medical evacuation and search and rescue operations.

Sputnik



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