“Russian Helicopters” Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) has completed the delivery of Mi-17V-5 utility helicopter for the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government of the Republic of Kenya. The helicopter was produced at the facilities of PJSC “Kazan Helicopters”.
A ceremonial transfer of the helicopter has been performed in the capital of Kenya, Nairobi, in the presence of the Minister of the Interior of Kenya. In accordance with the contract, “Russian Helicopters” has also performed training of the Customer’s specialists in addition to the delivery of the helicopter. The helicopter will serve the needs of the National Police of the Republic of Kenya.
“We have successfully completed the contract for the delivery of the first helicopter to Kenya. Currently, the total fleet of the Russian-made helicopters in the African countries exceeds 700 units and requires gradual renewal. Russian-made helicopters have shown excellent performance when implementing the widest scope of missions in the African continent. We count on the further fruitful cooperation”, – Alexander Scherbinin, Deputy Director General for Marketing and Business Development of “Russian Helicopters” Holding Company, noted.
The African countries have traditionally been one of the largest operators of Russian-made helicopters. Mi-8/17 type helicopters proposed to African customers are primarily used in civil aviation – for cargo, passenger and VIP transportation. High flight and technical performance, reliability, capability to operate in a wide range of conditions and temperatures, multi-mission capability, easy operability and maintainability make Russian-made helicopters one of the best offers for the African market.
Russian Helicopters, (part of State Corporation Rostec), is one of the global leaders in helicopter production and the only helicopter design and production powerhouse in Russia. Russian Helicopters was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Moscow. The company comprises five helicopter production facilities, two design bureaus, a spare parts production and repair facility, as well as an aftersale service branch responsible for maintenance and repair in Russia and all over the world. Its helicopters are popular among Russian ministries and state authorities (Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Emergency Control Ministry), operators (Gazpromavia, UTair), major Russian corporations. In 2015 its IFRS revenues increased 29.5% to RUB 220.0 billion. Deliveries reached 212 helicopters.