The main goal of the visit of representatives of the US and NATO Armed Forces Command in Afghanistan was to assess the current state of repairs to the supplied equipment of the Afghan Air Force. More precisely, these are repairs of four Mi-17V5 helicopters carried out at LOTN as part of a project signed between LOTN and NSPA (NATO Support and Procurement Agency).
The delegation was led by Major General Barre R. Seguin, Commander of NATO Air Force in Afghanistan, and Major General Patrick W. Burden, Deputy NATO Commander for the Transformation of the Afghan Armed Forces. Representatives of the NSPA were among the members of the delegation.
LOTN Sales Director Vladimír Šimanský informed the participants of the visit about the history and current state of the company.
The director of the maintenance department, Alfonz Liška, presented in detail the current state of repairs of all four helicopters, including the information that the overhaul of the first helicopter was successfully completed, which was also confirmed by customer inspectors present at the meeting. The first helicopter is ready to be sent to Afghanistan.
The information on the completion of the helicopter repair as well as the results of further discussions were received with great satisfaction by the delegation management. Thanks to the positive course of this important event, LOTN is opening up further possibilities for helicopter repairs under the NSPA contract.