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Russian Helicopters considers Kazakhstan a prospective customer of new rotorcraft
03.06.2016 / Moscow

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, signed memorandums of understanding with the Committee for Emergency Situations of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and with other government structures of the Republic of Kazakhstan during KADEX-2016 defense expo.

According to the documents, Kazakhstan’ authorities are interested in Russian-made helicopters while Russian Helicopters are ready to supply rotorcraft to Kazakhstan between 2016 and 2020.  Currently, the parties are adjusting details of the delivery schedule, and types and quantity of helicopters to be supplied.

“Kazakhstan is one of the largest long-time operators of Russian helicopters. Russian-made helicopter fleet in the republic today is about 200 units. We are ready to supply new rotorcraft to our trade partner, including Ka-226Ts, Mi-171A2s and Ansats. Due to high performance, reliability and simplicity in operation, as well as a favorable "price-quality" ratio, our helicopters meet the most stringent requirements of regional customers,” said Russian Helicopters’ deputy CEO for marketing and international business development Alexander Shcherbinin at KADEX.

Russian Helicopters are showing their commercial helicopters at KADEX-2016 – a full-scale model of the Ansat helicopter, as well as the Mi-171A2 and the Mi-38.

The multi-purpose light helicopter Ansat has 275 km/h max speed and its range exceeds 500 km. Thanks to its easily reconfigurable equipment, the multirole Ansat can be rapidly adapted to fly a wide range of missions. The Ansat got its type certificate in 2014, and its batch manufacturing started in 2015.

The Mi-171A2 is featured in its VIP version at KADEX. The helicopter combines Mi-8/17 operator experience from around the globe and modern engineering including upgraded fuselage, integrated flying systems and transmission, glass cockpit and advanced avionics.  The improvement program will continue in 2016, in particular in instrument flying and flying in icy conditions. Certification of this helicopter is planned for the first quarter of 2017.

The Mi-38, which premiers in Kazakhstan in its medevac version, can operate in a wide range of climates, including maritime, tropical and cold environments. The multirole Mi-38 can carry cargo and passengers, including VIPs, and can also be used as a search-and-rescue helicopter and as a flying hospital, as well as for offshore missions. 

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, five of them are involved in civil industries and 22 are directly controlled. Rostec’s portfolio includes recognised brands such as Avtovaz, Kamaz, 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 2014 amounted to RUB 964.5 billion. The tax deductions into the treasuries at all levels exceeded RUB 147.8 billion.

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