Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant Engineering offices
Russian Helicopters deliver Mi-8AMT to UTair
05.03.2014 / Moscow

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, has delivered a Mi-8AMT helicopter (also known as the Mi-171 for the foreign markets) to the Russian company UTair Aviation. The delivery took place under a contract signed in 2011 between Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, a Russian Helicopters company, and UTair Aviation.

“UTair Aviation is a longstanding partner of Russian Helicopters, and one of our largest customers,” said Managing Director at Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant Leonid Belykh. “We take operators’ views into account during helicopter production and aim to offer them the freshest solutions. For example, we are currently working on a new multirole Mi-171A2 helicopter. It incorporates the latest technological developments, significantly improving its technical specifications and flight capabilities. In the near future we would be glad to offer this new model to UTair Aviation and to our other partners.”

“Today the aviation company’s helicopters operate successfully under commercial contracts with Russia and internationally, and are deployed in UN missions. Most of the work that is carried out, especially in difficult climates, is carried out by Russian-made helicopters,” UTair Helicopter Services President Alexei Vinogradov said. “Thanks to their reliability, ease of maintenance, and ability to operate in a wide range of temperatures, from -50°C to +50°C, Russian-made helicopters are ideally suited to these missions. We hope this successful cooperation with Russian Helicopters will continue, and are looking forward to expanding our fleet with new Russian-made helicopters.”

In 2008-2011 the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant supplied UTair Aviation with 44 helicopters under two contracts. Currently the aviation firm is operating over 50 Mi-171/Mi-8AMT helicopters produced by the plant.

The Mi-8AMT passenger helicopter delivered to UTair is equipped with the latest avionics, which expand its operational potential. Its onboard multifunctional GPS/GLONASS and early ground proximity warning systems and passenger oxygen supply ensure maximum possible in-flight safety. Additional heat insulation sound-proofing, heating, ventilation, and comfortable chairs ensure that passengers have a comfortable time on board.

The Mi-8AMT was developed at the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant, a Russian Helicopters company, and is a thoroughly updated version of the Mi-8/17. The multirole Mi-8AMT can fly a wide range of missions, from cargo and passenger transportation in hard-to-reach places and difficult terrain to routine patrols and firefighting, surveillance and SAR. to. The helicopter’s capabilities are continually being upgraded to allow them to handle an ever more complex and varied range of tasks. More than 12,000 helicopters of the Mi-8/17 family have been produced and delivered to 110 countries worldwide.

Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, JSC – is a Russian Helicopters company. The plant’s modern manufacturing and technological capacities enables it to rapidly launch production of new aircraft types and combine the manufacture of prototypes and serial production. In the plant’s more than 70-year history it has produced 8,000 aircraft. Today it specialises in producing the Mi-171, Mi-171A1, and Mi-171Sh helicopters.

Russian Helicopters, JSC is a subsidiary of UIC Oboronprom, which in turn is a part of State Corporation Rostec. It is one of the global leaders in helicopter production and the only helicopter design and production powerhouse in Russia. Russian Helicopters is headquartered in Moscow. The company comprises five helicopter production facilities, two design bureaus, a spare parts production and repair facility, as well as an aftersale service branch responsible for maintenance and repair in Russia and all over the world. Its helicopters are popular among Russian ministries and state authorities (Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Emergency Control Ministry), operators (Gazpromavia, UTair), major Russian corporations. Over 8000 helicopters of Soviet/Russian make are operated in 110 countries worldwide. Traditionally the demand is highest in the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Russia, and CIS countries. Russian Helicopters was established in 2007. In 2012 its IFRS revenues increased 21% to RUB 125,7billion. Deliveries reached 290 helicopters.

UIC Oboronprom, JSC is a multi-profile industrial and investment group established in 2002. It is a part of Russian Technologies State Corporation. Its main tasks include: helicopter engineering (Russian Helicopters, JSC) and engine-building (United Engine Industry Corporation managing company).

Rostekhnologii State Corporation (Rostec) is a Russian corporation established in 2007 in order to facilitate the development, manufacturing and export of high-technology industrial products of military and civil purposes. Today it comprises over 663 companies, which form 8 military-industrial and 5 civil industry holdings. Rostec’s subsidiaries are located in 60 regions of Russia and supply their products to over 70 countries worldwide. In 2012 revenues of the Corporation amounted to RUB 931 billion, net profits were RUB 38.5 billion and total taxation exceeded RUB 109 billion.