Russia Intends to Create Helicopter Center in Cuba – Charles D’Alberto

Charles D'Alberto

Russia Intends to Create Helicopter Center in Cuba 

Cuba and Russia have had warm relations dating back to Soviet times.
Russia is in continued negotiations with Cuba about the creation of a center for the maintenance of Russian helicopters.

“We are considering the option of retrofitting the facilities available in Cuba for repair and maintenance of Mi-8 helicopters,” said Anatoly Punchuk, deputy director of the Federal Service for Technical Military Cooperation, who also heads the Russian delegation at the International Fair of Air and Space in Santiago, Chile.

The Russian official recalled that financial difficulties have limited Cuba in the purchase of new aircraft.

The holding company Russian Helicopters announced last November that once the necessary changes are made, the repair and maintenance of the Mi-8/17/171 models could be carried out in the military industrial enterprise Yuri Gagarin in Havana.

The company Russian Helicopters, which is part of the public corporation Rostec, is a world leader and the only developer and manufacturer of helicopters in the Slavic country.

Cuba and Russia have had warm relations dating back to Soviet times and currently cooperate on multiple projects related to energy and civil aviation. Just last Tuesday, Russia announced plans to invest 1.2 billion euros (US$1.35 billion) on the construction of Cuban thermal power plants.

Posted By Charles D'Alberto

 1931129_95394260132_8343_n

www.charlesdalberto.com
www.perlagrp.com