Ukrainian Enterprise will repair Russian helicopters


State Enterprise “Konotop Aircraft Repair Plant “AVIAKON” signed a cooperation agreement with “Helicopter Service Company” JSC, which represents Russian helicopter-building company “Russian Helicopters” JSC.

According to the document signed, the Ukrainian state-owned enterprise “AVIAKON” will participate in complex overhaul and after-sale maintenance of Russian rotorcraft.

Therefore, on the territory of the countries where AVIAKON provides helicopters maintenance, a regional certified service network will be established, ensuring the complete range of services on after-sale maintenance of helicopters.

The Parties expressed mutual aspiration for signing in 2012 all the contractual documents required for starting up the job, including the Partnership Agreement.

«Signing of Cooperation Agreement means recognition by the Russian side of high qualification of our specialists and objective appraisal of the quality of the performed works» – said Mr.Maksym Glushchenko – director of SE “AVIAKON”.

As he told, cooperation with “Helicopter Service Company” JSC will allow SE “AVIAKON” not only expand its presence at the world market in overhaul and maintenance support of helicopters, but will also open new opportunities for the Enterprise for starting up the production.

The potential order, received by the Ukrainians from the Russians for overhaul of their aircraft also testifies, that Russia is ready to restart mutually beneficial cooperation with Ukraine for production and after-sale maintenance of its aircraft, which has been doubted by many experts before.