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    According to manufacturer's press service, Russian Helicopters company has signed a roadmap with the Kazakh partners to expand the after-sales service of Russian helicopters, including modernization of the Mi-8 and Mi-17.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) The Russian Helicopters company has signed a roadmap with the Kazakh partners to expand the after-sales service of Russian helicopters, including modernization of the Mi-8 and Mi-17, the manufacturer's press service said in a statement on Friday.

    "The signed roadmap envisages coordination between the three companies on the comprehensive servicing of Russian-made helicopters in the Republic of Kazakhstan, including the development of overhaul of Mi-171Sh, as well as work on the modernization of Mi-8T helicopters, Mi-17-B5 and Mi —171Sh for installation of new equipment and improvement their performance characteristics," the statement said.

    The road-map was signed at the international KADEX-2016 military exhibition, which is hosted by the Kazakh capital of Astana on June 2-5. The signing sides were Russian Helicopter chief Alexander Mikheev, Director General of Kazakhstan Engineering National Company Erlan Idrissov and CEO of Aircraft Repair Plant №405 Konstantin Ushakov.

    The company recalled that the helicopter fleet of Kazakhstan is one of the largest in Central Asia, and the roadmap would enable the Russian Helicopters to expand the system of after-sales service of helicopters.

    The Russian Helicopters is one of the global leaders in helicopter construction. It is the only helicopter manufacturer based in Russia, which comprises five factories, two design bureaus, as well as enterprises for the manufacture and maintenance of spare parts, and a service company, responsible for the after-sales maintenance in Russia and abroad.

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    Mi-8, Mi-17, Russian Helicopters, Kazakhstan, Russia
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