Russian Helicopters coming to Farnborough International Airshow
09.07.2012 / Farnborough

Farnborough / 9 July 2012 -- Russian Helicopters, a leading global designer and manufacturer of some of the most renowned, innovative and widely used helicopters, is pleased to announce its participation in this year’s Farnborough International Airshow on June 9-15. Russian-made helicopters will be on display at the Oboronprom stand Е10 and Е14 in Hall 1.

The company will showcase its latest civilian models at Farnborough, including the international debut of the multi-role medium Ka-62 alongside the latest version of the Mi-8/17 series – one of the world’s most popular models – and the versatile light Ansat. Russian Helicopters will also highlight progress made on developing its after-sales service network as it continues creating a full-cycle offering from research and development to lifetime maintenance.

Dmitry Petrov, Russian Helicopters CEO, said: “We are proud to be participating in Farnborough 2012. Farnborough is one of the world’s leading aerospace events, and we always enjoy the opportunity to show off our world-class achievements on such a stage. This year we are bringing a strong line-up of models that build on the traditions and qualities that our customers have come to expect, and showcase our ability to innovate and remain competitive in the global marketplace.”

The Farnborough International Airshow has been held since 1948, and takes place every two years. In 2010, more than 1,400 exhibitors took part, with 70 delegations from 44 countries, 152 aircraft on flying and static display, and US$47bn of business announced. Over 1,500 exhibitors from more than 40 counties are expected to attend Farnborough 2012.

Russian Helicopters, JSC is a subsidiary of UIC Oboronprom, which in turn is a part of Russian Technologies State Corporation. 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 2011 its IFRS revenues increased 27.8% to RUB 103.9 billion. Deliveries reached 262 helicopters.

Partners of Russian Helicopters: AirTaxi Service (interior completions and maintenance); Tranzas (software, navigation systems, aviation simulators); CSTS Dinamika (technical training means for aviation flight and engineering personnel); BETA AIR (testing equipment and aviation electronics); Ural Works of Civil Aviation (repair of helicopter engines and components, as well as gearboxes).

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).

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