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Russian Helicopters at HeliRussia 2013

Russian Helicopters at HeliRussia 2013
Russian Helicopters, May 13, 2013 - MOSCOW - Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, will bring its current model range of civilian and military helicopters and give an insight into upcoming developments and its international projects at HeliRussia 2013, which takes place on 16-18 May 2013 at the Crocus Expo International Exhibition Centre in Moscow. Russian Helicopters can be found in pavilion 1 at stand 1E in hall 4.

HeliRussia opens the exhibition season in Russia. It is followed by the International Maritime Defence Show in St. Petersburg (June 3-7), where Russian Helicopters will present its naval models, while later in the summer the MAKS International Aviation and Space Salon will be held in Zhukovsky near Moscow (August 27-September 1), where the company will showcase the entire line-up of Russian-made helicopters.

At HeliRussia Russian Helicopters will present a number of advanced projects for the commercial market, including the new Ka-226T, Ansat, Mi-171A2, Ka-62 and Mi-38. The Ka-52 Alligator and Mi-28NE Night Hunter combat helicopters will also be presented and the Mi-35M military transport helicopter will be on static display. The first medium civil AW139 helicopter assembled by the joint Russian-Italian venture HeliVert may also be presented to the Russian market at the exhibition.

Last year’s HeliRussia witnessed the debut of the multirole Ka-62, and the Russian Helicopters stand will include an upd ate on this program’s progress this year. This helicopter is equipped with twin Turbomeca Ardiden 3G engines. The gearboxes for the main rotor and transmission are provided by Austria’s Zoerkler, a specialist in precision drive and transmission systems. The Ka-62 is an advanced helicopter that combines high standards of safety with low environmental impact and excellent fuel economy. The first company to order the new Ka-62 was Atlas Táxi Aéreo in Brazil, which plans to use this helicopter to provide services to national oil company Petrobras.

The latest model in the Mi-8/17 series, the multirole Mi-171A2 is se t to become one of the most interesting products in the medium helicopters niche. It combines the best qualities of its renowned predecessors with cutting-edge technologies and equipment to produce improved performance for operators as well as new market opportunities.

Russian combat helicopters will be represented by the multirole Mi-35M military transport – an overhauled version of the legendary Mi-24, which recently marked 40 years of serial production. Today the Mi-35M is a modern combat helicopter that serves the Russian Air Forces and also is used by the armed forces of Venezuela, Brazil and Azerbaijan. The modernized Mi-35M was developed based on experience operating Mi-24 in various climatic conditions. It is equipped with a modern weapons system and avionics suite, and can fly around the clock and in difficult weather conditions. It is designed to destroy armoured targets, provide air support for ground operations, deliver troops for ground assault missions and evacuate wounded personnel, and can also transport cargo in cabin or via external sling.

One of most important themes at HeliRussia is expected to be the use of helicopters to service medical needs. Russian Helicopters will share its insight into civil medical aviation at the Second Interdepartmental Conference on Russian Air Ambulances and Medical Evacuation on May 16-17 at HeliRussia. The event is held under the auspices of Russian Ministry of Health and Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade.

Russian Helicopters also produces light utility helicopters which can be used for medical purposes: the Ansat and Ka-226T. Each is well suited for use as medevac helicopters which can be rapidly dispatched to the scene of an accident and deliver injured people to medical facilities. The Ansat has the most spacious passenger/cargo cabin in its class and the Ka-226T, thanks to its coaxial rotor system, is capable of executing precise manoeuvres in dense urban environments and land on small or unequipped landing sites.

HeliRussia is organized by the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade. It is a forum for demonstrating both civil and military helicopters, and also an effective platform for dialogue among participants of the world helicopter market.

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.

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