Arinc Engineering Services has handed over the final two Russian Mi-17 helicopters for use by the Iraqi Air Force (IQAF).

The delivery marks the completion of the modification of 22 Russian Mi-17 helicopters for use by the IQAF, ahead of schedule.

Arinc was awarded the helicopter overhaul contract from the US Army, while the Arinc Engineering Services Program Office in Warner Robins, Georgia, US, managed the contract.

AAL Group worked as a subcontractor under the programme.

Arinc Engineering Services, which also provides aircraft maintenance training for the IQAF, completed a similar upgrade of ten Mi-17 helicopters for the Afghan Air Force last year.