The Russian company "Kronstadt" has been built in 2010 in Latin America's largest helicopter training center, told RIA Novosti on Tuesday a member of the board of directors of the company Victor Godunov.
At the end of 2006 between Russia and Venezuela signed a contract providing for the establishment of training center for training crews of helicopters produced in Russia. The lead performer named company Kronshtadt, which is a subsidiary of Tranzas, specializing in the production of military products.
Center of Venezuela will be the largest in Latin America, and will consist of five integrated simulators, including the most modern - category D, for training the crews of helicopters MI-17 MI-26 and Mi-35. We plan to complete its construction in February 2010 ", - said the agency interlocutor.
For contracts entered into in 2005 - 2006 years, Russia has in Venezuela ten new combat helicopters Mi-35M, 20 multipurpose helicopters Mi-17-1B, and three transport helicopters Mi-26T. In 2007, were agreed to new contracts for the supply of 20 Mi-17 helicopters and five Mi-35M.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visited TRANSAS in May this year. It showed only one in Russia first-class training for professional pilots. It simulates a flight to the most popular in Russia helicopter Mi-8. Head of Training Department of Evgeny Abakumov together with Medvedev sat down for the steering wheel of MI-8 and in the most adverse conditions "put a helicopter in the airport of Adler's.