UAC to di­rectly pro­vide For­eign Sales and Sup­port

Vayu Aerospace and Defence - - Aviation Defence & Inindia -

On 28 Novem­ber 2016, Rus­sia’s Fed­eral Ser­vice on Mil­i­taryTech­ni­cal Co­op­er­a­tion (FSMTC) cleared United Air­craft Cor­po­ra­tion to di­rectly pro­vide af­ter- sales spares and sup­port of all pre­vi­ously con­tracted Sukhoi, MiG, Ilyushin, Yakovlev and Tupolev air­craft. The list in­cludes a wide range of air­craft types and vari­ants, in­clud­ing a num­ber of In­dia-spe­cific mod­els such as the Sukhoi Su-30MKI, MiG-29UPG, MiG29K/ KUB, MiG- 21 and MiG- 27 vari­ants, the Il- 38SD mar­itime pa­trol air­craft and Il-78MKI tankers.

This also al­lows UAC to up­grade and mod­ernise pre­vi­ously supplied air­craft, ren­der train­ing ser­vices for for­eign pi­lots and tech­ni­cal staff, and cru­cially, to es­tab­lish af­ter­sales sup­port and re­pair joint ven­tures abroad. Read­ers will re­call sev­eral such pro­pos­als in the In­dian con­text in the re­cent past ( see Vayu I/2016).

“It is hoped that the cer­tifi­cate will al­low UAC to bet­ter co­or­di­nate work in this field, to de­velop a com­pany-wide cor­po­rate af­ter-sales and ser­vice sys­tem based on past ex­pe­ri­ences as well as global best prac­tices, and en­able max­i­mum ef­fi­ciency in mar­kets where mul­ti­ple UAC brands are present (such as In­dia).”

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