Russian Helicopters opens International Russian Helicopters Operators Conference
26.08.2013 / Moscow

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, today opened the third International Russian Helicopters Operators Conference (IRHOC-2013), being held during the MAKS 2013 International Aviation & Space Salon.

The three-day conference runs through 28 August at the Radisson Royal Hotel in Moscow, and will discuss current issues regarding operating and maintaining the airworthiness of Russian helicopters, after-sales service and progress on the development of new helicopter technologies.

Around 200 representatives of operators of Russian-built helicopters fr om 40 countries including Brazil, India, China, South Africa and Pakistan will take part in the conference. More than 8,000 Russian-built helicopters are currently in operation around the world, and maintaining their airworthiness and providing after-sales support is a core priority for Russian Helicopters. IRHOC-2013 will help boost international dialogue between the producer and helicopter operators, address current issues and push forward the search for and introduction of new after-sales service solutions for Russian-built helicopters around the world.

During the event there will be a visit for participants to MAKS 2013, wh ere delegates will have the opportunity to see Russian Helicopters’s current extensive model range. This year the Company will showcase its latest models prototypes including the new Mi-171A2 medium multirole helicopter. The Mi-171A2 has been developed in close collaboration with operators, and is in large part the result of the dialogue established at previous conferences.

Other helicopters that are expected to draw high levels of interest include the latest medium multirole Ka-62, the new Mi-38 transport and passenger helicopter, the Ka-226T medevac model, the Mi-28N Night Hunter and the reconnaissance and strike Ka-52 Alligator.

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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).

State Corporation Rostec was established in 2007 to support Russian industry in developing, producing and exporting high-tech industrial products for civil and military use. It includes 663 companies, currently organised into eight defence holdings and five holdings for civil industries. Rostec has a presence in 60 of Russia’s regions, and exports its products to 70 countries. Rostec had revenues of RUB 931 billion in 2012, and net profit of RUB 38.5 billion. The holding paid more than RUB 109 billion into budgets of all levels.

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