Russian Helicopters Takes Top Spots at Aviation Builder of the Year Competition
06.12.2012 / Moscow

Russian Helicopters, part of state defence holding Oboronprom and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, announces that its companies won a number of awards at the inaugural Aviation Builder of the Year competition in Moscow on December 5.

Winners included Rosvertol, which manufactures the Mi-28NE Night Hunter attack helicopter and the super-heavy Mi-26, and was cited for training young specialists for scientific and industrial organizations. First place in the Personal Contribution to the Development of the Aviation Industry category went to Vadim Ligai, CEO of Kazan Helicopters, builder of the medium Mi-8/17 series and the light Ansat.

“The debut of the Aviation Builder of the Year competition was a great success. Aviation manufacturing enterprises demonstrated their solidarity while also showing their inclination for competition and creative approaches to solving unconventional tasks,” Russian Helicopters CEO Dmitry Petrov said. “Our company traditionally participates in such sector-wide competitions, and we take pride in the high level of competency of helicopter manufacturing enterprises.”

Other outstanding results were achieved by Evgeny Feofilov of the Kamov Design Bureau, the developer of the civil and military Ka brand helicopters, who took second spot in the Creation of New Technology category for “An algorithm for calculating the maximal allowable flight parameters for the Ka-52 helicopter”. In the Contribution to Regulatory Structure Development in Aviation and Aviation Manufacturing category, third place went to a group of authors from Rosvertol, Tatiana Tokareva, Sergei Schennikov and Natalia Serzhenko for “A database of typical technological operations (TTO), typical technological processes (TTP) and normative times for TTO and TTP in assembly work”.

The awards were presented by representatives of the competition organizers: the Union of Aviation Industrialists, United Engine Corporation, Novikombank and Russian Helicopters.

The Aviation Builder of the Year competition was established in late 2011 to develop a system of social incentives for aviation industry staff who have achieved exceptional results in the scientific, industrial and social fields and have made a substantial contribution to the sector’s development. In total 116 companies and individuals took part in the competition.

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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.

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).

Russian Technologies State Corporation was established in 2007 to support Russian industry in developing, producing and exporting high-tech industrial products for civil and military use. The Corporation includes 663 companies, currently organised into 12 defence holdings and five holdings for civil industries. The Corporation has a presence in 60 of Russia’s regions, and exports its products to 70 countries. Russian Technologies State Corporation is headed by Sergei Chemezov. In 2011 the Corporation had net income of RUB 1.55 billion, and paid RUB 100 billion into budgets of all levels. 

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