UTair in HeliRussia 2015
From May 21 to 23 UTair Group companies took part in the eighth International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia 2015.
UTair, May 26, 2015 - From May 21 to 23 UTair Group companies took part in the eighth International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia 2015.
This forum, the largest in Europe and Asia and one of the largest in the world, features Russian and foreign rotorcraft manufacturers, helicopters services providers and customers, provides the companies on the international helicopter market with an incentive to showcase their products and services and helps define the direction for their future development.
UTair employees took an active part in the business program of the forum, including the conference on issues of aviameteorological supplies for flights from helipads, the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP) – Safety of helicopter services in energy industry seminar, the round table on Optimization of Aviation and Technical Equipment Deliveries and the 7th Helicopter Market: Reality and Prospects international conference. Additionally, UTair representatives held a number of meetings and participated in negotiations with helicopter equipment producers, including Russian Helicopters, Airbus Helicopters, Bell Helicopter, and MRO providers. French Ambassador to Russia Jean-Maurice Ripert paid a business visit to the UTair stand.
During HeliRussia 2015, Airbus Helicopters, Airbus Helicopters Vostok, the UTair Training Center and UTair Aviation extended their quadripartite agreement on the training of pilots and technical crews. Additionally, the parties reached principal agreements on UTair Group participation in a network of authorized MRO centers and spare part dealerships being created by Airbus Helicopters Vostok in Russia.
Participation of UTair employees in the Best of the Professionals contest organized by the Helicopter Industry Association once again became a success for UTair. UTair – Helicopter Services senior flight instructor Sergey Smirnyagin was named the Pilot of the Year and won the online poll in the same category.
UTair – Helicopter Services President Alexey Vinogradov emphasized the importance of UTair participation in the largest industry exhibition in Russia. “Today HeliRussia presents a perfect platform not only for companies to demonstrate their capabilities, but also to discuss important issues in the helicopter industry,” said Mr. Vinogradov. “Among the key results of UTair participation in HeliRussia were the extension of our agreement with Airbus Helicopters and the discussion of questions concerning the realization of helicopter services with customers.”
UTair Aviation is the world’s largest airline by fleet size and capacity with more than 350 helicopters of various types, primarily of the Mil and Airbus Helicopters families. UTair helicopters serve customers on four continents. For over 40 years UTair has maintained cooperation with leading Russian oil and gas companies, who continue to constitute the airline's main portfolio of customers for helicopter operations.
Since 1991, UTair has provided air transport services for the humanitarian missions of the United Nations and has remained the largest air transport service provider for the UN since 2001. The capabilities of the UTair fleet and the professionalism of its crews guarantee safe, high quality air transport operations of any degree of complexity in all geographical and climate zones of the world.
HeliRussia is an international helicopter industry exhibition held in Russia on an annual basis since 2008. The exhibition features achievements of the Russian and global helicopter industries, allows Russian and foreign developers and manufacturers of helicopter equipment and special equipment and avionics producers to share experience. HeliRussia provides great opportunities for helicopter service providers to get acquainted with the latest products and develop partnerships and agreements.