Russian Helicopters and Aircraft Repair Plant No. 405 to Hold Regional Forum on Joint Russian-Kazakh Helicopter Projects

Kazakh helicopter operators will give presentations on their experience and the prospects for operating Russian-built helicopters in the region. Russian Helicopters plans to sign a number of agreements with Kazakh partners during the forum to expand and...


Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of Rostec State Corporation, and Aircraft Repair Plant No. 405, with support from the Akimat of Almaty, will host the Russian-Kazakh Helicopter Projects regional forum on 23 October at the Dostyk hotel in Almaty.

"Kazakhstan is one of the fastest-growing markets where helicopters are in high demand," said Mikhail Dubrovin, marketing director at Russian Helicopters. "Russian-build helicopters have operated successfully in the country for many years and fly a wide range of missions. We are offering our Kazakh partners the latest models and take care to provide high-quality service for the helicopters we supply, continually improving and upgrading our service programmes."

The forum aims to expand bilateral cooperation between Russia and Kazakhstan on joint helicopter projects. Kazakh helicopter operators will give presentations on their experience and the prospects for operating Russian-built helicopters in the region. Russian Helicopters plans to sign a number of agreements with Kazakh partners during the forum to expand and deepen mutually beneficial cooperation.

In addition, during the forum there will be presentations of the Ka-226T and Mi-171A2. The Ka-226T is a light coaxial helicopter that can be used for medevac missions in urban conditions and in mountain territory. The Mi-171A2 is an innovative helicopter from the multirole Mi-8/17 series that expands the capabilities of this class of helicopter. The Mi-8/17 series is widely used in Kazakhstan, being used among others by the Emergencies Ministry and the Air Force.

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).

Rostekhnologii State Corporation (Rostec) is a Russian corporation established in 2007 in order to facilitate the development, manufacturing and export of high-technology industrial products of military and civil purposes. Today it comprises over 663 companies, which form 8 military-industrial and 5 civil industry holdings. Rostec's subsidiaries are located in 60 regions of Russia and supply their products to over 70 countries worldwide. In 2012 revenues of the Corporation amounted to RUB 931 billion, net profits were RUB 38.5 billion and total taxation exceeded RUB 109 billion.

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