Russian Helicopters to Host International Russian Helicopters Operators Conference at MAKS-2013

Russian Helicopters will hold the third International Russian Helicopters Operators Conference during the MAKS 2013 International Aviation & Space Salon.


Moscow, August 19, 2013 - Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, will hold the third International Russian Helicopters Operators Conference (IRHOC-2013) during the MAKS 2013 International Aviation & Space Salon.

The conference will take place August 26-28 at the Radisson Royal Hotel in Moscow. Russian Helicopters has invited around 200 operators of Russian-built helicopters from 40 countries. For delegates' convenience, the conference, which will start at 10am August 26, will be held in Russian and English.

IRHOC is a part of Russian Helicopters' integrated policy to create a global multi-level service network for Russian-built helicopters. The conference will discuss current issues regarding operating Russian helicopters and maintaining airworthiness, after-sales service and progress on the development of new helicopter technologies. IRHOC-2013 will help boost international dialogue between the producer and helicopter operators, address current issues and push forward the search for and introduction of new after-sales service solutions for Russian-built helicopters around the world.

Delegates will have the opportunity to get to know the current Russian Helicopters model range on static display at MAKS-2013. This year Russian Helicopters will showcase prototypes of several of its latest models including the Mi-171A2 and Ka-62.

The Mi-171A2 is a unique Russian Helicopters project that has been developed in collaboration with operating companies to meet the needs of their helicopter business. Partner companies from around the world that operate Russian-built helicopters have been involved in the process of creating the new machine from the start, and have said what they want to see in terms of flight and transportation capabilities. The dialogue was conducted during the marketing presentation of the Mi-171A2 around the world and at previous international conferences in Moscow.

Conference delegates and MAKS visitors will also be able to see the new Mi-38 transport helicopter, which is already undergoing ground and flight testing in prototype form, as well as other helicopters from the company's model range.

Russian Helicopters, JSC is a subsidiary of UIC Oboronprom, which in turn is a part of State Corporation Rostec. 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 2012 its IFRS revenues increased 21% to RUB 125,7billion. Deliveries reached 290 helicopters.

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).

State Corporation Rostec was established in 2007 to support Russian industry in developing, producing and exporting high-tech industrial products for civil and military use. It includes 663 companies, currently organised into eight defence holdings and five holdings for civil industries. Rostec has a presence in 60 of Russia's regions, and exports its products to 70 countries. Rostec had revenues of RUB 931 billion in 2012, and net profit of RUB 38.5 billion. The holding paid more than RUB 109 billion into budgets of all levels.

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