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    Russian Helicopters plans to modernize Serbian aircraft-making factory to provide maintenance for military choppers, the firm’s deputy chief told Sputnik on Tuesday.

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    FARNBOROUGH (Sputnik) — Russian Helicopters, a leading helicopter producer, plans to revamp an aircraft-making factory in Serbia to provide maintenance and repair for its Mi-8/17 family of military choppers, the firm’s deputy chief told Sputnik on Tuesday.

    "Our experts are going through details of how to overhaul the maintenance base of the Moma Stanojlovic aviation factory," Deputy CEO Grigory Kozlov said at the Farnborough Airshow in England.

    The Serbian facility will be servicing Russia's Mi-8/17 military transport helicopters, one of the most popular choices in their class, according to the Russian holding. They are currently in service in Serbia and some other Eastern European countries.

    Kozlov said that the maintenance and repair center in Serbia could be potentially transformed into a one-stop shop for European countries that are operating a fleet of Russian-made helicopters.

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