Russia will create an aviation hub in Latin America


In Latin America there are some 420 aircrafts manufactured in Russia which include a hundred helicopters Mi-8/17, 18 fighters Su-25, 31 MiG-29 and 70 MiG-21. On Wednesday Rostec the Russian state company said it is considering creating a center for aircraft maintenance and Russian helicopters in Latin America. “Rostec” has revealed that the first center for component repairs and parts replacement, as a pilot project will be created in Peru.

The Russian state corporation is discussing with the defense ministries of several Latin American countries a possibility to open centers that will serve the fleet of Russian helicopters and planes that currently are experiencing problems in obtaining new parts and technical service in this region. The information was released during the Defense and Security International Exhibition - LAAD 2015, taking place in the city of Rio de Janeiro (southeastern Brazil). On Tuesday, the deputy director of the Russian military equipment exporter Rosoboronexport Sergey Goreslavski announced that Russia will increase its technological cooperation with Brazil to consolidate bilateral business cooperation with the largest economy in Latin America.