New Mi-34C1 Hits Middle East Commercial Helicopter Market and Obtains Regional Distributor

Dubai, UAE / 17 November 2011 – Russian Helicopters, JSC, a subsidiary of UIC Oboronprom appointed Emirates Corporation Trading Agencies LLC as a regional distributor of the light single-engine helicopter Mi-34C1 in the Gulf countries. The Agreement was signed in Dubai, UAE, at the Dubai Airshow. The Agreement envisions marketing, sales and technical support for the Mi-34C1, as well as flight training.

The new light-class multipurpose Russian Mi-34C1 designed for commercial and private operations was presented to the Middle East aviation market at Dubai Airshow, where it became one of the main show-stoppers at Russian Helicopters stand W647.

“The aviation markets of the Middle East and Northern Africa have always been a traditional interest for Russian helicopter manufacturers, - Dmitry Petrov, CEO of Russian Helicopters underlined at the opening of Dubai Air Show. - We are more than excited to offer traditional and new partners a guaranteed winner in light helicopters: the light multi-role Mi-34C1. This machine continues the heavy duty traditions of our holding company, keeping in mind the landscape and climate dedication that has been a centrepiece of our successful operations in the region”.

The Mi-34C1 can be used for corporate and private flights, as well as passenger and goods transportation, monitoring, eco-surveillance, policing, oil and gas pipeline integrity, electricity lines monitoring.

The Mi-34C1 can perform advanced aerobatics, making it an indispensable aircraft in international helicopter sports competitions. The maneuverability and rigid airframe of the Mi-34C1 make it the best choice for short and medium flight legs.

The Mi-34C1 was first showcased to the general public at the Moscow Airspace Salon MAKS 2011. The Mi-34C1 was displayed at the Russian Helicopters static display, as well as taking part in the rich promotional programme.

Russian Helicopters, JSC is a subsidiary of UIC Oboronprom, a part of Russian Technologies State Corporation. It controls the following helicopter industry enterprises: Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant, Kamov, Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, Kazan Helicopters, Rostvertol, Progress Arsenyev Aviation Company named after N.I. Sazykin, Kumertau Aviation Production Enterprise, Stupino Machine Production Plant, Reductor-PM and Helicopter Service Company.

Partners of Russian Helicopters: AirTaxi Service (interior completions and maintenance); Tranzas (software, navigation systems, aviation simulators); CSTS Dinamika (technical training means for aviation flight and engineering personnel); BETA AIR (testing equipment and aviation electronics); Ural Works of Civil Aviation (repair of helicopter engines and components and reductors).

UIC Oboronprom, JSC is a multi-profile industrial and investment group established in 2002. 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).

 

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