Hanoi, Vietnam / 7 December 2011 – Russian Helicopters industrial holding company, a subsidiary of United Industrial Corporation Oboronprom, have opened a representative office in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. One of the main goals of this opening is to gain access to broader markets, search for new partners and new cooperation modes in Southeast Asia and Australia.
As one of the rapidly developing countries of the region and a long-time partner of Russia, Vietnam is an important aviation market for the holding company and a firm foothold for further development of business and the popularisation of Russian rotorcraft in Southeast Asia.
The first and foremost tasks of the Vietnamese representative office are to support Russian Helicopters activities in the region and to promote helicopters and parts delivery, leasing, and maintenance services to the regional and international markets.
“Southeast Asia and Vietnam in particular are traditional buyers of Russian rotorcraft. We are constantly in touch with partners in this region, and this is one of the key directions of the Russian Helicopters marketing strategy. By opening a representative office in Hanoi we will be able to establish an aftersale support system for rotorcraft of Russian make that will be very accessible and comfortable for operators in this region. I am confident that this step will lead us and our local partners to a new level of cooperation,” Russian Helicopters CEO, Dmitry Petrov, said.
It is noteworthy that Russian Helicopters has been proceeding with its programme to create a global support network based on certified MRO centres and joint ventures across the world. The holding company supports rotorcraft throughout its entire lifecycle, from customer delivery to scrapping. New centres are being established and existing ones are undergoing certification in various regions around the world.
Over 300 Mil and Kamov (“Mi” and “Ka” branded) helicopters are operated today in Southeast Asia and Australia. The fleet of the Republic of Vietnam numbers over 60 rotorcraft, constituting about 50% of the total civil helicopter fleet and up to 90% in the military segment. These include various modifications of civil helicopters, such as the Mi-8/17, Ka-32, and the military Mi-24 and Ka-28.
The Russian Helicopters representative office in Vietnam is situated at: 8th floor, VIT Tower, 519 Kim Ma Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi. Phone: + 84 123 526 8947.
Russian Helicopters, JSC is a subsidiary of UIC Oboronprom, which in turn is 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 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).