Russian Helicopters, August 20, 2014 - Today marks the 80th anniversary of Russian Helicopters’ Aircraft Repair Plant No. 12. (ARP 12).
“As we celebrate this important date, I would like to thank the staff of ARP 12 for the contribution that they make every day to developing and strengthening Russia’s helicopter industry. You are professionals of a high calibre with unique experience and deep knowledge of aircraft maintenance,” said Russian Helicopters CEO Alexander Mikhev. “Today ARP 12 is actively involved in programmes being undertaken by Russian Helicopters to provide full-cycle support for helicopters produced at our plants. I congratulate the plant’s staff on this anniversary and wish you all good health, prosperity and continued success!”
ARP 12 was founded in Khabarovsk on 20 August 1934 as Air Force Static Aviation Workshop No. 60, and repaired a variety of aircraft, engines and components. During the Second World War, the plant repaired almost all military aircraft in service at the time.
In 1946 the workshops were renamed as Aircraft Repair Base No. 281. As the country began developing jet aircraft in the 1950s, ARP 12 undertook repairs of Soviet serially produced MiG-15 fighter jets. In 1959, the plant was restructured as Aircraft Repair Plant No. 12, and expanded its capabilities to include repair of Tu-16 planes and their engines, as well as Mi-6 helicopters.
Today the plant provides maintenance and repair service for various Russian helicopter models. It specialises in maintenance and upgrade work to Mi-8/17 series helicopters, all versions of the Mi-24/35, TV3-117 engines, and Ai-9(V) auxiliary power plants and their components.
Since 2014, ARP No. 12 has been part of Russian Helicopters, with the goal of expanding after-sales service throughout the life-cycle of Russian-manufactured helicopters.
Russian Helicopters, JSC is a subsidiary of UIC Oboronprom, which in turn is a part of State Corporation Rostec. 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 2013 its IFRS revenues increased 10% to RUB 138.3 billion. Deliveries reached 275 helicopters.