12.07.2012 Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant delivered first three Mi-171 to UTair Aviation under contract for delivery of 40 helicopters, signed at MAKS 2011
These helicopters were delivered under the contract for production of 40 helicopters, signed between Russian Helicopters holding and UTair Aviation on August 17, 2011 at MAKS aviation salon in the presence of the Prime Minister of Russia Vladimir Putin. As per the contract terms the air carrier shall receive 40 Mi-171.
In 2008-2011 Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant already delivered to UTair 44 helicopters under two contracts. Currently the air carrier operates some 50 Mi-171 type helicopters manufactured by JSC U-UAP.
“To develop new markets for helicopter operations, UTair Aviation requires the helicopters meeting the highest requirements of the customers. It is projected that the new certified Mi-171 will be involved heavily in the works performed by the company in the Latin America” – stated UTair Aviation Director General Andrey Martirosov.
The three helicopters delivered in July 2012 will be based at the subsidiary UTair-HeliSur in Peru. For the moment the company already successfully operates 6 Mi-171 type helicopters manufactured by Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant.
“The first stage of accomplishment of the new big contract for delivery of the Mi-171 helicopters is a momentous event both for the air carrier and the country’s helicopter industry in whole. UTair Aviation is one of the major customers of our enterprise and a long-time business partner of the Russian Helicopters holding” – notes JSC U-UAP Managing Director Leonid Belykh. – To meet the obligations related to the other helicopters JSC U-UAP plans to take various measures, including certification of the helicopters of a more complicated configuration than the previous one”.
JSC “Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant” is one of the companies of Russian helicopter industrial holding managed by JSC “Russian Helicopters”. High and up-to-date production and process potential enables to rapidly arrange manufacture of new types of aircrafts and to combine development of prototypes with serial production of aircrafts. More than 8000 aircrafts have been developed at the plant over the period of 70 years. Nowadays the plant is dedicated in production of Mi-171 and Mi-171Sh helicopters.
JSC “Russian Helicopters” is an associated company of JSC “OPK “Oboronprom” incorporated into State Corporation “Rostechnologii” (“Russian Technologies”). It controls helicopter industry companies: JSC “Moscow Mil Helicopter Plant”, JSC “Kamov”, JSC “Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant”, JSC “Kazan Helicopter Plant”, JSC “Rosvertol”, JSC Arsenyevskaya aviation company “Progress” named after N.I. Sazykin”, JSC “Koumertauskoye aircraft manufacturing company”, JSC “Moscow machine-building plant “Vpered”, JSC Stoupinskoye machine-building production company”, JSC “Redouktor-PM”, JSC Novosibirsk aircraft overhaul plant”, JSC “Uralsky civil aviation plant” as well as JSC “Helicopter service company” and service centers.
“UTair” is a worldwide biggest air carrier in quantity and airlifting capacity of the helicopter fleet, it operates the fleet of more than 340 helicopters of various types – mainly Mil and Eurocopter. Its helicopters serves the customers in 4 continents. UTair’s key customers in Russia are the leading oil and gas companies which collaborate for over 40 years. Since 1992 the air company provides transportation services for UN peacekeeping mission.
Partners of Russian Helicopters: AirTaxi Service (interior completions and maintenance); R.E.T. Kronshtadt (sea and aviation training systems, military navigation and avionics); Tranzas (software, navigation systems, aviation simulators); BETA AIR (testing equipment and aviation electronics);Ural Works of Civil Aviation (specialises in the repair of helicopter engines and components and reductors).
UIC Oboronprom, JSC is a multi-profile industrial and investment group established in 2002. Its main tasks include helicopter engineering (Russian Helicopters managing company), engine-building (United Engine Industry Corporation managing company), air defense systems and complex electronic systems (Defense Systems holding company), and other machine-building activities.
JSC “Russian Helicopters”