RSK MiG to End Bulgarian Aircraft Maintenance over Poland Overhaul

Defense | October 28, 2015, Wednesday // 17:02|  views

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Russian aircraft corporation RSK MiG has warned it would stop abiding by its maintenance obligations with regard to the MiG-29 jets in service with the Bulgarian Air Force.

In a letter from RSK, which the Russian Embassy in Sofia forwarded to Focus News Agency, the company cites the move to send the aircraft engines to Poland, under an agreement signed earlier in October and approved by the Bulgarian government on Wednesday.

The letter also reads pilots' lives might be exposed to risk if RSK MiG stops maintaining the aircraft.

Bulgarian Defense Minister Nikolay Nenchev earlier this year said the engines would be overhauled in Poland, citing financial and geopolitical reasons. With the latter he referred to the risk of not being able to retrieve the engines from Russia if new rounds of sanctions are imposed on the country over the Ukraine crisis.

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Tags: Nikolay Nenchev, RSK MiG, MiG-29, MiG-29s, aircraft, Russia, Poland


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