Russian Helicopters delivers two Ка-32А11ВСs Jiangsu Baoli Aviation of China
10.01.2017 / Moscow

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, has completed deliveries of the first batch of multirole Ка-32A11BC helicopters, which are built at Kumertau Aviation Production Enterprise.  

The delivery is part of the contract to supply four multirole Ka-32A11BCs, which was signed between Russian Helicopters and Jiangsu Baoli Aviation Equipment Investment Co., Ltd in November 2015. After the delivery of the first batch, two more helicopters will be handed over to the Chinese operators in 2017. These machines will be used for firefighting and rescue operations.

"Ka-32A11BC helicopters have been operated in China for several years now, and they proved to be reliable.  These helicopters are essential for firefighting in dense urban areas where conventional crews, as a rule, have limited access to high-rise buildings.  We are happy to cooperate with our Chinese partners and view the market of East Asia as a promising one," - said Russian Helicopters Deputy CEO for Marketing and Business Development Alexander Shcherbinin.

"Our company specializes in manufacturing and repairs of Ka series helicopters. We welcome the desire of our foreign colleagues to operate Russian-made helicopters, and are confident that the production of helicopters for export purposes will gradually increase at our plant, "- said KumAPP plant Managing Director Yuri Pustovgarov.

The multirole Ka-32A11BC helicopter is designed for search and rescue missions and for work at high altitudes, for cargo transporting, medevac, firefighting and patrolling. In China, these machines are mainly used for firefighting and rescue operations, as well as for work in the highlands.

Russian Helicopters have previously delivered 11 Ka-32 type helicopters to various Chinese customers. In 2015, 3 units were shipped, while another agreement was signed at China Aviation and Aerospace – 2016 to supply to Jiangsu Baoli a Ka-32A11BC and aviation equipment for this type of rotorcraft in 2017.

With the continued increase in fleet of Russian-made helicopters in China, Russian Helicopters are also looking to create service centers in China. In addition to China, Ka-32s of various modifications are operated in Spain, Portugal, Colombia, Switzerland, Canada, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan and other countries.

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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