An official ceremony marking the transferring of 10 MiG-29 aircraft (8 MiG-29 and 2 MiG-29UB aircraft, overhauled at JSC “558 ARP”) to the Air Force and Air Defence of the Republic of Belarus took place at Baranovichi airfield on 01 December 2015. Aircraft underwent the second overhaul and one aircraft was repaired for the third time. The chief-engineer – first deputy director of JSC “558 ARP” Andrey Tuchin noted: “there’s no any other country and plant where aircraft underwent the second overhaul”. JSC “558 ARP” has rich experience in repair, modernization, complex logistic support of MiG-29 aircraft. For the period from 1994 to present moment overhaul recognitioning 148 of such type of aircraft is performed including:
- on 30 aircraft the second scheduled repair performed;
- on 1 aircraft the third scheduled repair performed.