Russians, French partner on engines

July 2, 2012 at 10:21 AM
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MOSCOW, July 2 (UPI) -- A subsidiary of Russian Helicopters is to service French-made engines used on Russian military and government helicopters.

Under the general agreement on support and cooperation Ural Works of Civil Aviation, part of Helicopter Service Co., which is part of Russian Helicopters group, will service the engines on new Ka-226T and Ka-62 aircraft.

"We are pleased to be one of the members of the club of companies maintaining Turbomeca engines," Russian Helicopters Chief Executive Officer Dmitry Petrov said. "This agreement reflects the high quality of the technical support provided by Helicopter Service Co., and illustrates the depth of trust between our two companies.

"It also means that we can offer even better service to our customers across the world through enhanced after-sales care."

Added Olivier Andries, chairman and chief executive officer of Turbomeca: "We are very pleased to extend our partnership with Russian Helicopters to support services. This general agreement on support cooperation lays the groundwork for joint aftersales service of Russian rotorcraft fitted with Turbomeca engines.

"Once this agreement being operational, it will … ensure the best service for state-of-the-art Turbomeca engines used in Russia."

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