Russian Helicopters to supply new helicopters to Almaty Rescue Service
23.10.2013 / Almaty, Kazakhstan

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of Rostec State Corporation, and Almaty Rescue Service have signed a cooperation memorandum to supply multi-role Mi-8AMT and new light Ka-226T helicopters.

“We confirm that we can supply Almaty Rescue Service with the required quantity of helicopters within the time period required,” said Mikhail Dubrovin, Russian Helicopters’ Director of Marketing. “The helicopters will be equipped for everything that Almaty Rescue Service has to deal with.”

The contract to supply the Mi-8AMT to Kazakhstan was announced at the MAKS 2013 air show. Under the terms of the contract, the helicopter will be delivered in 2014. It is planned to be used for rescue and air-ambulance work. The Mi-8AMT is ideal for use in high winds and mountainous terrain, has all the equipment necessary for carrying out rescue operations and is perfectly suited to operations in Almaty. Like other helicopters in the Mi-8/17 series, the Mi-8AMT can be flown in temperatures ranging fr om +50 to -50 degrees Celsius and can be stored outdoors.

With demand for light, multi-role helicopters increasing, Russian Helicopters can also offer Kazakhstan the new Ka-226T. In June 2013, the Ka-226T air ambulance version was successfully demonstrated to potential buyers including representatives of the airborne divisions of the Emergencies Ministry, Interior Ministry, Health Ministry, law-enforcement and environmental agencies, as well as commercial operators.

The Ka-226T can operate as an emergency air ambulance. Inside it is functional and comfortable, equipped with modern intensive care apparatus to provide complete medical care while in the air. The company’s specialists drew attention to the helicopter’s outstanding characteristics and its advantages when used in Kazakhstan.

Russian-made helicopters have always been popular in Kazakhstan, wh ere they are used by various state structures and special services. The main operators are the Kazakhstan Air Force and the Ministry of Emergencies of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Today civilian and military Mi-8/17 series helicopters (including Mi-8MTVs and Mi-171s) operate in the region, as well as civilian Mi-26Ts and Mi-26 military transporters, multi-role Ka-32A11BCs and multi-role Mi-24 attack 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.

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