Russian Helicopters, April 18, 2013 - Shanghai, China - Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, is showcasing the multirole Ka-32A11BC and light Ka-226T helicopters at the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE 2013) being held in Shanghai.
The Russian Helicopters display can be found at stand H302.
The Asian aviation market – and China in particular – is one of the biggest destinations for Russian-built helicopters, and deliveries to China have traditionally been a core priority in Russian Helicopters’ marketing policy. The Russian company showcases the most in-demand models for the region to regional operators every year at the Shanghai exhibition.
Helicopters are one of the major items that Russia’s machine-building industry exports to China. In July 2012, Rosoboronexport signed a contract to supply 55 Mi-171E transport helicopters to China, in a deal that extended a previously fulfilled contract for 32 helicopters.
This year Russian Helicopters is showcasing the medium multirole Ka-32A11BC and the light Ka-226T. These models have great potential for the Chinese market, where demand for all-round helicopters is growing every year. Both helicopters have unique coaxial rotor systems, and can land in tight spaces and manoeuvre in high-altitude mountainous territory and dense urban areas – vital qualities for China’s highlands and modern metropolises.
The Ka-32A11BC is essential for delicate construction work and fire-fighting, while the Ka-226T can be used for policing and rescue operations, or to provide emergency assistance and medical evacuation. The helicopter’s superb operational capabilities make it suitable for fire-fighting, a capacity in which it plays a crucial role for Russia’s Emergency Situations Ministry as well as emergency services in Spain, Portugal, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Greece and South Korea.
This model can operate for extended periods in low-visibility conditions of heavy smoke and dust concentration. The Ka-32A11BC’s fire-fighting equipment includes an extensive list of additional specialised items such as horizontal water cannon, Simplex Fire Attack belly tanks and Bambi Buckets.
The Ka-32A11BC holds Chinese type certification, and also has certificates of airworthiness in South and North America, Asia, Australia and Europe.
The new light Ka-226T’s outstanding flight performance and technical specifications are driven by an advanced avionics suite and two Turbomeca Aarrius 2G1 engines, which provide the high power levels needed in high-altitude and hot regions. The helicopter’s aerodynamic symmetry makes for ease of piloting, especially important when flying at low altitude. Highly manoeuvrable at all flight speeds, the Ka-226T can fly a range of operations in mountainous terrain and high temperatures, including policing and rescue operations, and emergency medical assistance and evacuation.
As the roll-out of the Company’s global service network continues, Russian Helicopters is also briefing visitors to ABACE 2013 on the latest developments in its after-sales care offering and operational support for operators of Russian-built helicopters at its new service centre in the Chinese city of Qingdao.
The largest event of its kind in Asia, ABACE 2013 is being held at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport on 16-18 April. Conferences and seminars on industry issues are also planned during the event, with speakers from governments and the private sector across the region with an interest in operating helicopters.
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 12 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 companies employ more than 900,000 people, or about 2% of Russia’s workforce. The company had net profit of RUB 45.6 billion in 2011, and paid RUB 100 billion into budgets of all levels. The company had net profit of RUB 45.6 billion in 2011, and paid RUB 100 billion into budgets of all levels.