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Russian Helicopters, November 19, 2019 - Dubai - The Helicopter Service Company of 'Russian Helicopters', part of Rostec, has become a designated maintenance facility for PW207K Ansat helicopter engines in Russia and the CIS countries.
The relevant agreement was signed with Pratt & Whitney company during the Dubai Airshow 2019.
The validity of the signed document is 5 years and it can be extended for 5 more years upon the agreement between the parties. In accordance with the terms and conditions of the agreement, HSC will perform the maintenance of power units, provide mobile repair teams and engine maintenance training. In addition, to ensure timely and quality service, HSC will form an inventory of new spare parts from Pratt & Whitney.
'Pratt & Whitney company has been supporting the development of the Ansat project for many years; to date, about 70 such rotorcrafts have been delivered to customers. The agreement we signed today will bring the maintenance of this fleet to a new level and lay the foundation for expanded supply to the Russian and the CIS markets', said Director General of Russian Helicopters holding company Andrey Boginsky.
“Listening to the needs of our customers and bringing them the right solutions is of the utmost importance to Pratt & Whitney,” said Satheeshkumar Kumarasingam, vice president of customer service at Pratt & Whitney.
“With the rapid growth of civil helicopters in Russia, we want to ensure our customers have more local and personalized service. Helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) is a growing priority in the region. This is one way we are supporting HEMS and other critical missions.”
The light multi-purpose Ansat helicopter is equipped with two engines and can be used for passenger transportation, cargo delivery, environmental monitoring and as an ambulance aircraft. Ansat has successfully passed high-altitude tests, which proved that it is suitable for use in mountainous terrain at up to 3,500 meters of altitude, as well as climatic tests, which confirmed its operability in a temperature range between -45° and +50° С.
About Russian Helicopters: JSC “Russian Helicopters”, part of Rostec State Corporation, is a leading player in the global helicopter industry, the sole Russian designer and manufacturer of helicopters. The Holding Company was established in 2007 and is headquartered in Moscow. We operate five helicopter assembly plants, two design bureaus, component production and maintenance enterprises, aircraft repair plants and one helicopter service company providing after-sales support in Russia and abroad. The customers of the Holding Company are the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Home Affairs, EMERCOM of Russia, and other state customers, Gazpromavia, UTair Aviation company, large Russian and foreign companies.
Pratt & Whitney Expands Service Network in Russia and CIS with Designated Maintenance Facility for Kazan Ansat Helicopter Customers
Pratt & Whitney Canada - Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has appointed Helicopter Services Company (HSC) in Moscow, Russia as a designated maintenance facility (DMF) for Kazan Ansat PW207K civil helicopter engine customers. HSC will support customers in Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. HSC will offer engine maintenance training, line maintenance and mobile repair team (MRT) services. HSC will also keep an inventory of new spare parts from Pratt & Whitney for line maintenance to best support customers.
“Listening to the needs of our customers and bringing them the right solutions is of the utmost importance to Pratt & Whitney,” said Satheeshkumar Kumarasingam, vice president of customer service at Pratt & Whitney. “With the rapid growth of civil helicopters in Russia, we want to ensure our customers have more local and personalized service. Helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) is a growing priority in the region. This is one way we are supporting HEMS and other critical missions.”
Since Pratt & Whitney first powered the Ansat helicopter more than 20 years ago, Ansat has grown its presence in major cities across the country through new missions such as VIP and HEMS. Today there are more than 100 Ansat helicopters operating in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Additionally, Pratt & Whitney engines currently power several domestic aircraft in the region including the Ilyushin Il-114 and the upcoming Irkut MC-21, which is currently in flight testing with the Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engine. Pratt & Whitney will also power the upcoming VR-Technologies LLC VRT500 light, single-engine helicopter.
PW207K customers can contact Pratt & Whitney or HSC to speak with a representative about the company’s engines and services, including our Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) engine program for used helicopters, our Fleet Service Plan (FSP) for customers with growing fleets of two to five helicopters, and our Eagle Service™ Plan (ESP™) New Engine Option (NEO) for customers who want even more choices for engine overhaul and exchange.
About Pratt & Whitney: Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft and helicopter engines, and auxiliary power units. United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries.