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Moscow to host 39th European Rotorcraft Forum
18.07.2013 / Moscow

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, will host the 39th European Rotorcraft Forum (ERF), a landmark event for the global helicopter industry that convenes to analyse current trends in state-of-the-art rotorcraft manufacturing and identify technological prospects for innovation in the industry. The ERF be held at the Moscow Marriott Grand Hotel on 3-6 September.

The European Rotorcraft Forum has been held annually across Europe since 1975. Hundreds of experts specialising in different areas of helicopter construction and representing leading industry innovation centres of Russia and the EU will join representatives of global manufacturers to discuss advances in research. Traditionally, the forum plays a key role in the global helicopter industry as it establishes development trends and helps researchers to discover new technological solutions for creating new VTOL rotorcraft.

Delegates to the ERF in Moscow will present on current aerodynamics and material engineering trends, and discuss the latest technology and production opportunities for next-generation helicopters, including high-speed models. Participants will discuss current issues in aerodynamics and integration of on-board systems, advanced new structural materials, flight performance and other key topics. Speakers will include specialists and helicopter technology developers from leading global manufacturers and design bureaus.

The holding of the forum in Moscow this year will reinforce Russia’s image as a country that supports aviation science and develops high-tech production, and that actively participates in international collaboration and cooperation in helicopter production.

In addition to Russian Helicopters, it is anticipated that other leading global helicopter companies will participate including AgustaWestland and Eurocopter, as well as major aviation R&D centres (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, German Aerospace Centre, ONERA) and representatives of armed forces from around the world – the military are traditionally one of the most experienced operators, leveraging the maximum capabilities of state-of-the-art helicopters. The forum will also be attended by delegates from prestigious international aviation higher educational institutions.

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Russian Helicopters, JSC is a subsidiary of UIC Oboronprom, which in turn is a part of State CorporationRostec. 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. 

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