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Russian Helicopters participates in Helicopter Forum 2012
11.12.2012 / Moscow

Russian Helicopters, part of state defence holding Oboronprom and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, announces that it participated in the fifth Helicopter Forum held on 7 December 2012 by the Helicopter Industry Association at the Moscow Aviation Institute Palace of Culture in Moscow.

The forum focused on systemic issues affecting the growth of the helicopter industry in Russia. Russian Helicopters and helicopter operating companies were joined by aviation industry representatives for a series of presentations and discussions about the prospects for the national helicopter fleet:

Russian Helicopters focuses on supporting the current helicopter fleet by monitoring the operating characteristics of each helicopter. One presentation touched on the issue of helicopter designers providing operational support, and also policies for increasing helicopter resources. Speakers from the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant and the Kamov Design Bureau gave presentations on extending the operating lives of individual models, new operating regulations, and opportunities for helicopter flight crews to provide timely technical support and maintenance.

The Helicopter Forum brings together the helicopter industry to develop advisory solutions aimed at growing the sector and the Russian economy as a whole. Russian Helicopters maintains constant dialogue with partners, clients and helicopter operating companies, and is a regular participant in Helicopter Forums and other industry conferences.

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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.

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).

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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