About Russian Helicopters

About Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters is a leading player in the global helicopter industry, the sole Russian rotorcraft designer and manufacturer and one of the few companies worldwide with the capability to design, manufacture, service and test modern civilian and military helicopters. Headquartered in Moscow, we operate design bureaus, helicopter assembly plants, components production, maintenance and repair enterprises and helicopter service company providing after-sales support in Russia and abroad. Although Russian Helicopters was established only in 2007, some of its key enterprises date back more than 70 years.

Russian Helicopters in Numbers

According to our data, there are over 8,500 Russian helicopters currently operated in over 100 countries around the world, representing 14% of the global helicopter fleet.

As of 2012, Russian Helicopters products accounted for approximately 85% of rotorcraft market in Russia and 14% of worldwide helicopter sales in USD equivalent.

Russian Helicopters enterprises produced around 35% of global combat helicopter fleet and nearly 74% of the ultra-heavy helicopter fleet worldwide (MTOW more than 20 tons), as well as 56% of global helicopter fleet with MTOW from 8 to 15 tons.

In 2011 the holding reported a growth of key financial and operational indicators. As compared with 2010, revenue increased by 27.8% and amounted to 103.9 billion rubles, and EBITDA grew by 31.7%, which equals 18.0 billion rubles. Profit in 2011 increased by 12.7% and amounted to 7.0 billion rubles. In its turn rotorcraft deliveries increased by 22.4% and totaled 262 helicopters.

In 2012 the revenue grew by 42.3% in comparison with the 1st half-year of 2011 and equaled 60.3 billion rubles. As compared with the same period of last year net profit of JSC "Russian Helicopters" in the 1st quarter of 2012 according to IFRS increased by 12.9% to 3.1 billion rubles.

As of August 2013, the Company’s firm order book stood at 870 helicopters with a total value of more than RUB 388 billion.

Company Highlights

Russian Helicopters has leading positions in some of the most perspective and high-growth market segments globally, including:

  • Number 1 manufacturer in Russia & CIS
  • Number 1 manufacturer in the world in medium/heavy and ultra-heavy rotorcraft segments, and in attack helicopters segment

We own some of the world’s leading technologies and production facilities, having produced some of the most sought-after helicopters in the world over a period of 60 years, including world leaders, such as:

  • Mi-8/17 — world’s most widely operated helicopter in history;
  • Mi-26 (and its modifications) — unique heavy-lift helicopter capable of transporting up to 20 tons of cargo;
  • Ка-32A11BC — new efficient coaxial helicopter successfully employed for fire-fighting and rescue missions

Russian Helicopters is not resting on its laurels and is perfecting technologies by upgrading best-selling rotorcraft as well as developing new models:

  • Mi-38 — brand-new transport helicopter meeting the most contemporary standards;
  • Ka-62 — medium multi-purpose rotorcraft designed with the latest composites and technologies;
  • Advanced High-speed Helicopter — perspective medium-class rotorcraft with the highest performance capable of replacing the legendary Mi-8/17 in the future.

Russian Helicopters occupies leading position in fast-growing markets of India and China and rapidly expands its sales footprint in South and Central America, the Middle East and Africa.

Our Production Facilities

Our key production facilities include Kazan Helicopters, Rostvertol, Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, Arsenyev Aviation Company "Progress" and Kumertau Aviation Production Enterprise. Stupino Engineering Productive Enterprise and Reductor-PM produce rotorcraft components.

Research and Development

The Company enjoys very strong R&D capabilities. Two major world-class rotorcraft-designing schools, Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant and Kamov make part of the Holding. The history of two design bureaus is closely intertwined with the lives of the two men after whom they were named, Mikhail Mil and Nikolai Kamov, who are universally considered the patriarchs of the Russian helicopter industry. Nikolai Kamov, who has been credited with coining the Russian word for helicopter, "vertolyot", was actively involved in design and development of an autogyro, a predecessor of a helicopter, as early as in the 1920s. Under the guidance of Mikhail Mil the first Russian serial-production helicopter Mi-1 was created. Since then a multitude of unique rotorcraft originated from these two design bureaus.

Service and Support

With more than 8,500 of our helicopters currently registered throughout the world, we are ready to provide after-sale support through a global network of own and partners’ service centers. Our support centers are represented by Helicopter service company. We work with a wide network of Russian and international service centers worldwide, and supply them with component parts and materials, as well as other necessary support. We are also opening pilot service centers in key growing markets (e.g. India, China, and Latin America) in order to strengthen our presence there and to ensure high-quality licensed servicing of rotorcraft in operation.