The Russian Technodinamika Holding is planning to change for the better – when it comes to servicing Russian and Soviet-built aircraft of the Indian Armed Forces.
In 2015, the Technodinamika Holding, which is part of the state corporation Rostec, won the tender to supply components for Russian-built helicopters in service with the Indian Air Force. The contract is for the years 2016-2017, and is worth about 1.6 billion rubles. The Holding has already begun supplying components for the concluded contracts. In service with the Indian Air Force are about 900 Russian and Soviet-built aircraft.
According to Maxim Kuzyuk, head of Technodinamika, until recently, the network of service centers for providing maintenance of Russian aircraft was poorly developed in India. “There were many counterfeit spare parts and outdated products circulating in the market,” Mr. Kuzyuk told RIR. The head of Tekhnodinamika feels confident that in working with the Russian company, the service levels in India will improve.
“India is one of the largest aftermarkets for Russian aircraft,” said Mr. Kuzyuk. “Already by 2018, we are planning to cover 15% of India’s needs when it comes to repairing of units and components for Russian aircraft.” There are also plans to open a service center in India that will deal with repairs to Russian-built aircraft, as well as supply equipment and land-based technologies.
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