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Peru will get spares for Mi-8/17 helicopters from Russia

December 09, 2016, 16:25 UTC+3 ENGELS

The Russian helicopters manufacturer also plans to build a pilot training center in Peru next year

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ENGELS, December 9. /TASS/. Russian Helicopters holding won the tender on supply of spare parts for Mi-8/17 helicopters of Peru’s Air Force and will start deliveries next year, Executive Director of the company Grigoriy Kozlov said on Friday.

"The holding won the next tender on supply of spares for Mi-8/17 helicopters of Peruvian Air Force. Peru will start receiving spare parts directly from the helicopters manufacturer already in the beginning of 2017 after making relevant contracts," Kozlov said.

This will promote combating counterfeit components posing threat to helicopter flight safety and life of crewmembers, he added.

The Russian helicopters manufacturer also plans to build a pilot training center in Peru next year, Kozlov said.

"The intention of the holding to build and outfit a helicopter simulation center for the Peruvian Army evidences importance of the Peruvian market for Russian Helicopters. Construction of the simulation center near Lima will start recently. Representatives of the holding plan to complete construction already in 2017," the senior manager said.

Creation of such a center in Peru will significantly reduce training time because Peru’s pilots of Russian Mi-171Sh helicopters will train in the territory of the country, Kozlov added.

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