Russian Helicopters to Showcase Latest Models at Dubai Helishow 2012

Moscow / 06 November 2012 - Russian Helicopters, part of state defence holding Oboronprom and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, announces its participation in Dubai Helishow 2012, taking place from 6-8 November in Dubai, United Arab Emirates UAE. The company's display will be located at stand 110 in pavilion J.


Dubai Helishow is the leading opportunity to demonstrate advanced helicopters to public and private sector operators in the fast growing markets of the Middle East. Russian Helicopters will showcase the latest medium multirole Ka-62, the updated Mi-171A2, the light all-rounder Ansat and Ka-226T, and the fire-fighting and search-and-rescue versions of the medium multirole Ka-32A11BC.


There will also be a demonstration of the fire-fighting capabilities of the Ka-32A11BC at the High-Rise Aerial Firefighting and Rescue conference, where experts will discuss firefighting and rescue missions in high-rise buildings - a problematic issue for large cities today. The example of the April 2012 fire in the Moscow-City high-rise complex will be used to highlight the key advantages of the Ka-32A11BC. Russian Helicopters will also discuss other of its models that can be used for firefighting and rescue missions.


The Ka-62 was shown to the European market at the Farnborough air show in July 2012, and now Middle Eastern operating companies have the opportunity see it first-hand at Dubai Helishow 2012. The Ka-62 is the model of a powerful yet economic helicopter that meets the highest standards of aviation safety. It is constructed using lightweight yet highly resilient composite materials, and equipped with Turbomeca Ardiden 3G engines.


The light multi-role Ansat, powered by Pratt&Whitney PW207K engines, drew intense interest at the recent Africa Aerospace & Defence exhibition. Its key advantage in the Middle East is its adaptability to operation in a hot climate.


The modular construction of the light multirole Ka-226T means that it can be configured to carry out a wide range of different missions, while Arrius 2G1 engines produced by Turbomeca ensure exceptional performance. The Ka-226T will be of interest to police forces and companies working in the oil-and-gas sector.


Medium multirole Mi-8/17 helicopters are used around the world. The new Mi-171A2 is a thoroughly reworked model combining the finest qualities of the renowned Mi-8/17 family with new avionics, more powerful engines and a build that makes extensive use of composite materials. Not only is it more economical, but the designers have drawn on years of operating experience in regions around the globe to make the Mi-171A2 even simpler to use and maintain.


This year's Dubai Helishow is the fifth running of the event, which se ts new and higher standards for aerospace shows in the region every time. More than 100 companies from around the world are expected to take part in the show this year.


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).


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


Russian Technologies State Corporation was established in November 2007 to support Russian industry in developing, producing and exporting high-tech industrial products. The Corporation includes 22 directly managed companies and 17 holdings, of which 12 are in the defence sector and five in civil industry. In total Russian Technologies comprise about 660 companies. The Corporation has its headquarters in Moscow, and has a presence in 60 of Russia's regions. It exports its products to 70 countries.