Russian Helicopters and CAE Inc. Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Russian Helicopters and CAE will examine the possibility of jointly developing helicopter flight simulators and pilot training programmes for students of the Helicopter Academy established in spring 2012.


Moscow / 12 September 2012  – Russian Helicopters, part of state defence holding Oboronprom and a leading global designer and manufacturer helicopters, and CAE Inc, a global leader in modelling, simulation and training for civil aviation and defence, have signed a memorandum of understanding to evaluate the economic feasibility of working together in a number of high-potential areas.

Under the memorandum, signed at the ILA Berlin Air Show 2012, Russian Helicopters and CAE will examine the possibility of jointly developing helicopter flight simulators and pilot training programmes for students of the Helicopter Academy established in spring 2012 at the National Helicopter Building Centre in Tomilino, Moscow Region.

Also under consideration is the use of CAE’s simulators and training facilities to train pilots and mechanics for Russian helicopter operators. Russian Helicopters and CAE will also discuss the joint creation of training centres in Russia and other countries.

The scope of the agreement offers numerous potential benefits for both sides. Russian Helicopters may gain access to a range of CAE’s technologies, and the opportunity to make use of the Canadian company’s extensive network of training centres to train operators of Russian helicopters around the world. CAE will in turn have the opportunity to promote its products on the global market for Russian-built helicopters.

ILA 2012 runs from 11-16 September at the new and specially designed Berlin ExpoCenter Airport at Schönefeld. The Russian Helicopters stand can be found at Booth 1305 in Pavilion 1.

More about Russian Helicopters’ display at ILA 2012 can be found here.

CAE Inc is a leading global supplier of products and service ranging from the sale of simulation products to providing comprehensive services such as training and aviation services, professional services, in-service support and crew sourcing. The company’s German subsidiary, CAE Elektronics GmbH, provides services from development through production and delivery of full-flight helicopter and aeroplane simulators to the turnkey delivery of certificated training centres.

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).

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