Russia’s Rostec hi-tech state corporation head Sergei Chemezov said on Thursday that Russian Helicopters, which designs and produces civil and military aircraft, will open maintenance centers in Egypt, Brazil, Peru and India in the next two years, Itar Tass News Agency reported.
“Next year we’ll open a maintenance center in Egypt. In 2015-2016, we plan to open maintenance centers in Brazil, Peru and India,” Chemezov said.
Russian Helicopters is an affiliate of the arms manufacturer Oboronprom, which is part of Rostec.
Russian Helicopters was granted the right on Thursday to independently engage in foreign economic operations.
The Rostec head said a comprehensive approach to provision of maintenance services, establishment of maintenance centers and delivery of spare parts would enable Russian Helicopters to expand its share on the market, which currently stands at 17-18%
“We plan to raise the share of Russian Helicopters on the world market to 20% by 2020,” the Rostec head said, adding this effort would require the establishment of maintenance centers on a large scale.