Helisota will Support the Mi-17 Fleet of the Latvian Armed Forces

Helisota, an international provider of integrated maintenance, repair and overhaul services for rotorcraft aviation, is further expanding its cooperation with European governmental operators by signing a Mi-17 technical support agreement with the Latvian National Armed Forces. The three years long agreement follows a successful conclusion of a tender announced by the Government of the Republic of Latvia in 2012.

Currently, Latvian Air Forces operate four Mil Mi-17 (Mi-8MTV-1) helicopters in transport, evacuation, support, as well as search and rescue missions. Under the latest contract, Helisota will support the Mi-17 fleet with comprehensive base maintenance services, including 100, 200, 500 flight hours checks, defect rectification, spare parts support and logistics, etc. All scheduled maintenance works will be completed at Helisota’s main technical base in Kaunas, Lithuania.

“We are proud to be awarded with this new contract which proves the trust of European governmental operators in our competence and expertise. This is already a second full support agreement with the Latvian National Armed Forces in the course of over 10 years of successful cooperation. We hope that our reliable and timely MRO solutions contribute to ensuring smooth operations of both governmental and civil helicopter operators worldwide,” shared the CEO of Helisota Anatolij Legenzov.

About Helisota:

Helisota is an international provider of integrated maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for rotorcraft aviation. The company is an EASA Part 145 and Part 147 organization as well as an authorized Mil Helicopters and Robinson R44 service centre. Based on ISO 9001:2008 certified services and products, Helisota supports various government and private rotorcraft operators from 25 countries worldwide.

The company specializes in base and line maintenance, conversion and modernization, spare parts and components support, logistics, technical training, as well as post design services and CAMO support. Helisota provides integrated technical services for Mi-8T (P, PS), Mi-8MT (Mi-17), Mi-8MTV-1 (Mi-17-1V), Mi-8AMT (Mi-171) and Robinson R-44 types of helicopters.

Helisota is a member of the Avia Solutions Group family – WSE listed provider of the integrated aviation services. For more information about Helisota, please visit our website at http://www.helisota.com/