Russian Helicopters signs general agreement on support cooperation with engine manufacturer Turbomeca
Moscow / 26 June 2012 -- Russian Helicopters, one of the world's leading helicopter manufacturers and part of Russian state defence holding Oboronprom, and Turbomeca (Safran Group) announce that they have signed a general agreement on support cooperation of Turbomeca helicopter engines in Russia.
Such an agreement plans for Helicopter Service Company, part of Russian Helicopters group, to provide engine support services in Russia for the engines manufactured by Turbomeca and used in Russian Helicopters' new light-class Ka-226T and medium twin Ka-62 models operated by Rusisian military and governmental customers.
Ural Works of Civil Aviation, part of Helicopter Service Company, will repair Turbomeca engines in Russia for military and governmental customers under the specific licence agreement.
"We are pleased to be one of the members of the club of companies maintaining Turbomeca engines," Russian Helicopters CEO Dmitry Petrov said. "This agreement reflects the high quality of the technical support provided by Helicopter Service Company, and illustrates the depth of trust between our two companies. It also means that we can offer even better service to our customers across the world through enhanced after-sales care."
Olivier Andriès, Chairman and CEO of Turbomeca, said: "We are very pleased to extend our partnership with Russian Helicopters to support services. This general agreement on support cooperation lays the groundwork for joint aftersales service of Russian rotorcraft fitted with Turbomeca engines. Once this agreement being operational, it will allow to ensure the best service for state of the art Turbomeca engines used in Russia".
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.
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