Russia begins assembly of Mi and Mi-2M-2A in China

The Russian company "Rostvertol", part of the helicopter integrated group of JSC "Helicopters of Russia", begins production of the Mi-2M and Mi-2A together with a Chinese aircraft manufacturer Xi'Ao Aeroplane Manufacturing (Xi'Ao). This is the agency "Xinhua".

It is expected that the plant will produce up to 100 helicopters. The production base will be built in the county Pintszyuan Hebei Province in northern China by the end of July 2012. The volume of construction investment is estimated at $ 224 mln 

This plant will be the only company to repair the Mi series helicopters in the Asian region, experts say.

Mi-2 — Soviet multipurpose helicopter developed Mil Design Bureau in early 1960. The helicopter is widely used for civilian and military applications. In 1965. was deployed production in Poland. Before the end of production in 1992. built more than 5 thousand 400 units of Mi-2. The Mi-2A is a modernized version of the Mi-2 helicopter.

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