Recently Bangladesh Air Force has published tenders of overhauling & upgradation process for 5 Mi-17 series helicopters locally. All the steps of the process will be completed by the 216 MRO (Maintainence, Repair & Overhauling) plant of Bangladesh Air Force. Among these, 3 helicopters will go through local overhauling process & the rest two will be overhauled & upgraded to VIP configuration.
The whole process will be done with the help of the engineers from Ukraine. There will be some changes of the two choppers (Tail no. 205 & 206) such as new headsets, VIP standard kits & equipments in the transport cabin etc. Currently Bangladesh Air Force uses 3 Mi-17V5 choppers for the purpose of VIP transportation under the command of Squadron 101.