Andrei Reus elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of Russian Helicopters

Moscow / 3 August 2012 – Russian Helicopters announces that at a Board meeting on July, 27 Andrei Reus, General Director of Oboronprom, was elected as Chairman.


Andrei Reus is a member of the Board of Directors of Russian Helicopters since 2010, serving as its Chairman since 2011


On the 29th of June, Russian Helicopters’ AGM approved the election of the new Board of Directors:

  • Aleksei Alyoshin, First Deputy Director General of Russian Technologies State Corporation;
  • Jean-Paul Béchat (independent director), Member of the Board and Office of GIFAS, independent director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Alstom and Atos Origin;
  • Shiv Vikram Khemka (independent director), Vice Chairman of SUN Group;
  • Dmitry Lelikov, First Deputy General Director of Oboronprom;
  • Alexander Mikheev, Deputy General Director of Rosoboronexport;
  • Pavel Osin, Deputy General Director of Oboronprom for Legal and Corporate Affairs;
  • Dmitry Petrov, CEO of Russian Helicopters;
  • Jean-Loup Picard (independent director), independent aerospace and defence consultant;
  • Andrei Reus, General Director of Oboronprom.


The new composition of the Board of Directors includes Aleksei Alyoshin, First Deputy Director General of Russian Technologies State Corporation, who replaces Dmitry Kolodyazhny, Managing Director of United Engine Building Corporation.


Russian Helicopters, JSC is a subsidiary of UIC Oboronprom, which in turn is a part of Russian Technologies State Corporation. 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 2011 its IFRS revenues increased 27.8% to RUB 103.9 billion. Deliveries reached 262 helicopters.

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, as well as gearboxes).