Russia Intends to Create Helicopter Center in Cuba
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.