Russian Helicopters expanding cooperation with Iranian IHSRC on after-sales service
17.11.2016 / Moscow
Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, signed an agreement on control of certified repairs with Iran Helicopter Support and Renewal Company (IHSRC) at the 8th International Airshow on Kish Island, Iran.

The document is another step for the Russian and Iranian sides on expansion of after-sales service of helicopters produced in Russia, which operate in Iran. Previously, Russian Helicopters approved the roadmap for retrofitting the Mi-17 maintenance and overhaul center in Iran.

"The agreement between Russian Helicopters and IHSRC on the control of certified repairs allows to set cooperation terms and to define mutual obligations while preparing the company for authorization and certification to conduct repairs and modernization of Russian helicopters in Iran. We and our Iranian colleagues continue active work on the Russian helicopters maintenance center in Iran with a possibility to add it to our affiliate program. In 2016, Russian Helicopters held a technical audit of PANHA plant and agreed on a plan for further development and retrofits. In the near future we are planning to submit proposals to the Iranian side on technical documentation and necessary equipment,"- said Russian Helicopters Deputy CEO for Aftersales Service Igor Chechikov.

The authorized repair center in Iran is being created to provide customers with quality and timely maintenance. The opening of the center at IHSRC will help improve performance of the Russian rotorcraft operated in Iran and will increase helicopter flight safety.

At present, Mi-17s are the most popular Russian helicopters in Iran. Almost the entire model range of this type of helicopters is in use there, including Mi-17s, Mi-171s, Mi-171Es, Mi-8 MTVs and Mi-17V-5s.

Russian Helicopters, (part of State Corporation Rostec), is one of the global leaders in helicopter production and the only helicopter design and production powerhouse in Russia. Russian Helicopters was founded in 2007 and 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. In 2015 its IFRS revenues increased 29.5% to RUB 220.0 billion. Deliveries reached 212 helicopters.

State Corporation Rostec is a Russian corporation founded in 2007 for the purpose of promoting the development, production and export of hi-tech civilian and military industry products. It comprises 700 organisations, nine of which have now been formed as holding companies of the military-industrial complex, six of them are involved in civil industries and 32 are directly controlled. Rostec’s portfolio includes recognised brands such as Avtovaz, Kamaz, Kalashnikov Concern, Russian Helicopters, and VSMPO-AVISMA. Rostec’s organisations are located in 60 constituent entities of the Russian Federation and supply their products to the markets of more than 70 countries. The revenue of Rostec in 2015 amounted to RUB 1.140 trillion. Average salaries within the Corporation amounted to RUB 41 thousand and tax deductions into the treasuries at all levels exceeded RUB 160 billion. According to the new Rostec strategy, the new main goal of the Corporation is to facilitate technological advantage of Russia at highly competitive international markets. Planned volume of investments into development until 2025 is RUB 4.3 trillion.

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