Russian Helicopters sees prospects in Vietnam hinh anh 1Mi-171 helicopters of Vietnam's Air Force Division 370 (Photo: VNA)

Moscow (VNA) - Vietnam and Russia should cooperate more closely in the repair and maintenance of helicopters, especially as the Southeast Asian country has a maintenance and repair centre belonging to Russian Helicopters.

Andrey Boginsky, General Director of the Russian Helicopters Holding Company, which is a subsidiary of Rostec State Corporation, made the statement at HeliRussia 2020, which takes place in Moscow from September 15-17.

Answering questions from a Vietnam News Agency reporter in Moscow about the possibility of buying and using helicopters in Vietnam, Boginsky said his firm always gives Vietnam competitive prices compared to other companies.

According to Boginsky, Russian Helicopters has had successful experience in markets such as the Republic of Korea, Peru, Thailand, and Taiwan (China) when setting up maintenance centres and selling components.

Referring to the two main helicopters Russian Helicopters is shipping - the Mi-171 and the Ansat, Boginsky said Vietnam should use both, but especially the Ansat, which is able to land on water surfaces in an emergency.

Russian Helicopters is working hard to introduce aircraft that can easily have their function converted to increase their attractiveness in the eyes of customers./.