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Satellite Tracking for UTair Helicopter Services

Satellite Tracking for UTair Helicopter Services

UTair Helicopter Services, the largest helicopter operator in Russia has recently installed satellite tracking over their fleet. The new instalment was required by the United Nations, UTair’s biggest client since 1991. The trackers, made by British Rock Seven, are called RockSTAR trackers and can monitor the whereabouts of the entire fleet. This is done by… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Feb-17

HeliOffshore confirms 100th member

HeliOffshore confirms 100th member

HeliOffshore, the offshore helicopter industry’s safety-focused organisation, today confirmed its 100th member. Chief Executive Officer Gretchen Haskins described how the industry’s collaboration is enhancing safety, worldwide. “We are delighted to announce that major Russian helicopter operator UTair‑Helicopter Services has joined as our 100th member,” said Mrs. Haskins. “With the commitment of senior leaders across the… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 20-Sep-16

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Belarus orders twelve Mi-17MTV-5

Belarus orders twelve Mi-17MTV-5

During the international military technology forum Army-2015 on 16 June 2015, Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) announced that a contract has been signed with the Belarusian Defence Ministry for delivery of 12 Russian-made Mi-8MTV-5 military transport helicopters over 2016-2017. “The Republic of Belarus is an important partner for Russia in military technical cooperation,”… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 17-Jun-15

Airbus extends UTair training approvals

Airbus extends UTair training approvals

Airbus Helicopters has confirmed the compliance of the UTair Training Center with international standards. Certification for the Training Center enables it to be a part the Airbus Helicopters international network of training centers. Both companies signed an agreement at the HeliRussia 2015 show for the participation of UTair Group in the Airbus Helicopters network of… Read more »

Source: UTAIR, 10-Jun-15

Basta signs Afghanistan operating contracts with AviaService and UTair South Africa

Basta signs Afghanistan operating contracts with AviaService and UTair South Africa

Basta Holdings Corp. (OTCBB:BSTA), an aviation services and logistics management company, announced today that it has signed ACMI Charter Agreements with UTair South Africa (PTY) Ltd. and Aviaservice Ltd. whereby the Company will charter rotary wing aircraft including MI-171 and Mi-8MTV-1 helicopters for delivery to its customers based on the terms of current and future… Read more »

Source: Basta, 23-Oct-14

Sandel HeliTAWS® is the Only Non-Russian HTAWS Approved for Installation in Russia

Sandel HeliTAWS® is the Only Non-Russian HTAWS Approved for Installation in Russia

Sandel Avionics, Inc., the global leader in wire, terrain, and obstacles alerting technology for helicopters, today announced that the Russian Aviation Authorities and MIL Design Bureau has issued an official Service Installation Bulletin, equivalent to an FAA STC, for Sandel ST3400H HeliTAWS® installations in the Mi-8 AMT and Mi-8 MTV-1 helicopters. This makes HeliTAWS the… Read more »

Source: Sandel, 14-Oct-14

UTair technicians are first to receive EC175 maintenance training

UTair technicians are first to receive EC175 maintenance training

A team of six technicians working for Russian helicopter operator UTair gathers closely around the EC175 full-size maintenance training helicopter installed at Airbus Helicopters Training Services in Marignane, France. Their attention is focused on mechanics instructor Yann A., as he explains the effect of tension on the aircraft’s electrical network, one of several subjects covered… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 18-Jul-14

UTair Professionals Named Best in Russian Helicopter Industry

UTair Professionals Named Best in Russian Helicopter Industry

UTair Aviation professionals from a variety of specializations were recognized with Best in Profession awards at the annual Helicopter Association International event. Mil Mi-8 aircraft captain Gennady Bobkov won the “Pilot of the Year” award. Igor Kozhevnikov, head of the Helicopter Airworthiness Control and Modernization Department at the UTair Aviation Technical Directorate was recognized in… Read more »

Source: UTair Aviation, 13-Jun-14

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UTair Optimizes Insurance Coverage for Its Helicopter Fleet

UTair Optimizes Insurance Coverage for Its Helicopter Fleet

A new comprehensive insurance program for UTair Group rotary wing aircraft covering and expanding the number and types of insurance risks has come into force. The new policy provides for hull coverage on helicopters of the Mil family, including Russian-built Mi-8AMT/MTV, Mi-171 and Mi-26 helicopters and the Kamov Ka-32, as well as foreign made helicopters… Read more »

Source: UTair, 06-Jun-14

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UTair to Install DART Aerospace Auxiliary Equipment on AS350/AS355s

UTair to Install DART Aerospace Auxiliary Equipment on AS350/AS355s

UTair Aviation has decided to install auxiliary equipment produced by Canadian company DART Aerospace on its AS350 and AS355 helicopters. UTair-Engineering signed a trilateral cooperation agreement with Canadian DART Aerospace and Russian Heliatica at the 7th International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia 2014. The agreement centers on the UTair purchase of equipment produced by DART for… Read more »

Source: UTair, 29-May-14

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Airbus Helicopters and UTair renew training agreement

Airbus Helicopters and UTair renew training agreement

The successful training of pilots and technical personnel on Ecureuil-family rotorcraft will be continued in a joint Airbus Helicopters and UTair effort with the signing of an agreement at this week’s HeliRussia exhibition in Moscow. UTair’s Personnel Training Center (PTC) provides the courses, which covers type ratings, as well as recurrent and refresher training, for… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 26-May-14

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UTair participates in HeliRussia 2014

UTair participates in HeliRussia 2014

UTair Aviation will participate in the 7th International HeliRussia 2014 Helicopter Industry Exhibition taking place in Moscow on May 22-24. The participation in the largest industry exhibition in both Europe and Asia will allow UTair, one of the leaders of global helicopter market and the operator of the most advanced rotary-wing aircraft, to establish new industrial contacts,… Read more »

Source: UTair, 23-May-14

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UN Mission Leadership recognizes UTair for Air Transport Operations in Sudan

UN Mission Leadership recognizes UTair for Air Transport Operations in Sudan

Meeting with UTair Aviation representatives serving the UN Mission in Sudan Brigadier General Iyoma Nvokondo Iyoma, commanding the southern sector of the African Union/United Nations hybrid operation in Darfur (UNAMID) expressed his gratitude to the entire airline staff and presented UTair representatives with a special award, the Scroll of Honor. UTair has provided air transport services… Read more »

Source: UTair, 01-Apr-14

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Vostok Aviation Expands Fleet

Vostok Aviation Expands Fleet

Vostok Aviation, a part of the UTair Group, has launched operations with the first AS350.3 helicopter in its fleet produced by Airbus Helicopters, formerly Eurocopter. The helicopter operated its first commercial flight from Khabarovsk to Komsomolsk-on-Amur on a mission for Russia’s largest oil and gas company.  The AS350 also operates test flights to demonstrate to… Read more »

Source: UTair, 13-Mar-14

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UTair commissions 37th Mi-8AMT

UTair commissions 37th Mi-8AMT

UTair Aviation launched operations with its newest Mi-8AMT helicopter, the 37th to join the fleet. The helicopter was delivered as part of the contract between UTair and the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, now part of Russian Helicopters, signed in 2011. The new passenger helicopter is equipped with modern pilot instrumentation and navigational devices extending its operating potential. The… Read more »

Source: UTair, 13-Mar-14

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Russian Helicopters deliver Mi-8AMT to UTair

Russian Helicopters deliver Mi-8AMT to UTair

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, has delivered a Mi-8AMT helicopter (also known as the Mi-171 for the foreign markets) to the Russian company UTair Aviation. The delivery took place under a contract signed in 2011 between Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, a Russian Helicopters company, and UTair Aviation. “UTair Aviation is a longstanding partner… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 05-Mar-14

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Results of UTair’s Supervisory Board meeting

Results of UTair’s Supervisory Board meeting

The UTair Aviation Supervisory Board approved a series of policy documents outlining the primary areas of development for the UTair Group for 2012-2014 and UTair Group helicopter business development strategy at its meeting on January 31, 2013. The approved plans determine key strategic goals for all enterprises belonging to the Group, including development priorities, targeted financial… Read more »

Source: UTair, 06-Feb-14

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23-Dec-13 Mil Mi-8 Novy Urengoy, Russia

Damage to tail rotor blades and tail boom during landing phase, arriving from Sabetta.  No reported injuries to 3 crew and 13 passengers on board

23-Dec-13

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UTair Selects Swiss AviationSoftware for MRO solutions

UTair Selects Swiss AviationSoftware for MRO solutions

UTair Aviation has selected the Swiss software provider Swiss AviationSoftware to support its aircraft MRO and continuing airworthiness, in particular to create a unified joined platform solution for aircraft maintenance. Swiss AviationSoftware’s AMOS software module includes a database for all necessary technical data, aircraft statuses, information on their parts and units as well as history… Read more »

Source: UTair, 12-Dec-13

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22-Nov-13 RA-06310 Robinson R44 Tarakanovo Yarkovsky, Russia

Force landing, minimal apparent damage.  Registration not verified

22-Nov-13

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HAI President Attends Russian UN Session

HAI President Attends Russian UN Session

On Thursday, October 10, HAI President Matt Zuccaro attended a meeting at the Russian Federation Mission to the United Nations in Manhattan, N.Y. where UTair, an HAI member and largest Russian helicopter operator, presented its annual report regarding the company’s activities over the past year. UTair showcased the company’s newest air transport services for UN… Read more »

Source: HAI, 19-Nov-13

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Eurocopter delivers last of UTair order for 20 AS350 and AS355

Eurocopter delivers last of UTair order for 20 AS350 and AS355

UTair Aviation has received its 20th Eurocopter helicopter, the final delivery of which marks the completion of the 2010 contract for AS 350/355 Ecureuil aircraft delivery. The 20 rotary wing aircraft, including 14 new AS350 B3e and 6 AS355 NP, have entered service within the airline’s fleet. “We continue our partnership with Eurocopter in view of the… Read more »

14-Sep-13

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11-Sep-13 RA-24223 Mil Mi-8 Tarko-Sale, Russia

Crashed after reported engine failure.  No injuries

11-Sep-13

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MAKS 2013 – AgustaWestland and UTair Sign Service Centre Agreement

MAKS 2013 – AgustaWestland and UTair Sign Service Centre Agreement

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce the signing of a Service Centre Agreement with UTair Aviation of Russia during an official ceremony held at MAKS 2013 today. Under the agreement UTair will act as an authorized service station, providing a comprehensive range of support and maintenance services as well as an extensive spare… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 29-Aug-13

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UTair Bo105 joins Arctic Scientific Expedition

On June 28, 2013 a UTair Aviation Eurocopter BO 105 helicopter joined the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute expedition organized by State Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute. The UTair helicopter is outfitted with special equipment for conducting operations in the polar conditions and departed to participate in the project from the deck of the diesel-electric icebreaker Capitan… Read more »

Source: UTair, 14-Aug-13

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UTair helicopter operations continue to find cargo a struggle

UTair helicopter operations continue to find cargo a struggle

UTair has released its helicopter division operational statistics for May 2013, and the cumulative figures for January to May 2013 – and comparisons to 2012 of both. International flight hours continue to show a significant decrease, with 14% less hours flown outside Russia in May, taking the cumulative to 9.6% down. Internal flight hours inside… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 11-Jun-13

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UTair Supervisory Board Meeting Results Published

UTair Supervisory Board Meeting Results Published

A regular meeting of the UTair Aviation Supervisory Board took place on the May 27, 2013. The Supervisory Board adopted the agenda of the Annual General Meeting scheduled to take place on June 27, 2013 in Khanty-Mansiysk. The Board approved the annual report for 2012 and advised the AGM to approve it as well. The… Read more »

Source: UTair, 10-Jun-13

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UTair refinance four Mi-26 helicopters

UTair refinance four Mi-26 helicopters

[electronic translation] OJSC “Airline” UTair »(UTair Aviation) and” Alfa-Leasing “implemented a deal to refinance the acquisition of four Mi-26T. The project is implemented with the support of “Alfa-Bank”, acting as a financing bank. The Mi-26T, “UTair” operated under commercial contracts with Russian oil and gas companies in Western and Eastern Siberia, and are used to service the… Read more »

Source: UTair, 04-Jun-13

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HeliRussia – Russia-Peru certification agreement opens up opportunties for Helisur

HeliRussia – Russia-Peru certification agreement opens up opportunties for Helisur

[electronic translation] Signed May 16, 2013 agreement on “mutual recognition of airworthiness documents” between the General Administration of Civil Aviation of the Republic of Peru and the Interstate Aviation Committee enables the company Helicopteros del Sur (Helisur), a member of the group, “UTair”, to begin commercial operation 20 Russian helicopters of “Mil “based in Peru…. Read more »

Source: UTair, 17-May-13

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UTair South Africa becomes official supplier to UN

UTair South Africa becomes official supplier to UN

[electronic translation] Airline UTair South Africa (South Africa), part of the air group, “UTair”, registered as an official supplier of aviation services to the United Nations. Registered preceded by the successful completion of the airline technical audit for compliance with ICAO aviation and UN standards. Since 2004, UTair South Africa performs a series of air services… Read more »

Source: UTair, 14-May-13

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UTair becomes first Russian AW139 operator

UTair becomes first Russian AW139 operator

[electronic translation] “UTair» (UTair Aviation) commenced operation of a new type of helicopter – AW139 of AgustaWestland. Currently operates two machines, in general contract includes aircraft technical maintenance 10 such aircraft. AW139 – the new generation twin-engine helicopter manufactured by AgustaWestland (Italy), which combines the latest developments of designers and high safety standards. An aircraft in… Read more »

Source: UTair, 10-Apr-13

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09-Mar-13 RA-22472 Mil Mi-8AMT Bukavu, Congo (4F)

Crashed in mountainous area in poor weather, flying for United Nations.  Photo suggests controlled flight into terrain.

09-Mar-13

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UTair enters the Top 100 most valuable companies in Russia

UTair enters the Top 100 most valuable companies in Russia

OJSC “Airline” UTair »(UTair Aviation) took 23rd place in the ranking of the” Top 100 most valuable companies in Russia “according to the monthly business magazine” RBC “. The capitalization of the Company as of December 20, 2012 amounted to 411 million U.S. dollars, a 28.4% increase of this indicator in 2011. The rating was… Read more »

Source: UTair, 19-Feb-13

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UTair wins multi-type contract with oil producer Bashneft

UTair wins multi-type contract with oil producer Bashneft

UTair Ufa, part of the UTair Group, has won a tender for the performance of complex of air transport operations for passengers and cargo for Bashneft. UTair Ufa will be the general contractor and organizer of air operations conducted by UTair Group companies: UTair-Helicopter Operations, UTair-Passenger Operations, UTair Express and UTair-Cargo. Transport operations for Bashneft… Read more »

18-Feb-13

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UTair signs Mi-8AMT financing deal with Svyazbank

UTair signs Mi-8AMT financing deal with Svyazbank

[electronic translation] OJSC “Airline” UTair ” (UTair Aviation) and JSCB “Svyaz-Bank” accomplished the first deal to refinance the acquisition of three Mi-8AMT with CJSC «REGION Leasing” (part of the group of companies “regions”). “This transaction marked the beginning of our cooperation with Communication-Bank. Due to favorable financing conditions, we were able to significantly reduce the company’s costs to… Read more »

Source: UTair, 17-Feb-13

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UTair January figures – passenger numbers flat, huge jump in freight

UTair January figures – passenger numbers flat, huge jump in freight

Overall flying time in January 2013 was down marginally, from 9,177 to 9,144 hours, although this was the net effect of domestic flying hours within Russia being 8% up from 5430 to 5863 hours, and a 12.4% fall in flying time outside the country from 3747 down to 3281 hours. Correspondingly, passenger numbers were also… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Feb-13

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UTair running 19.5% up on 2011 after 11 months

UTair running 19.5% up on 2011 after 11 months

KPI for UTair Group helicopter operations for the first 11 months of 2012 have surpassed results for the same period last year. UTair Group helicopter transport operations logged a total of 156,049 flight hours in the first 11 months of 2012, 19.5% more than for the same reporting period last year. In the same period… Read more »

Source: UTair, 18-Dec-12

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UTair shares join Russia’s RTS2 stock market index

UTair shares join Russia’s RTS2 stock market index

On December 18, 2012 the shares of OJSC “Airline” UTair ” (UTAR) are included in the RTS-2 (RTS2) Moscow stock exchange. The presence of “UTair” in the index indicates an increase in the liquidity of the securities in the stock market and their investment appeal. “The inclusion of the shares of” UTair “in the index… Read more »

Source: UTair, 17-Dec-12

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UTair and Region Leasing complete joint project

UTair and Region Leasing complete joint project

UTair Aviation and REGION Leasing, part of the REGION Group, have finalized a financing agreement for the purchase of a Mi-171 helicopter. The delivery will take place in December 2012. UTair and REGION have a long history of successful cooperation on the bond and capital markets. “REGION has acted as an organizer of UTair bond… Read more »

Source: UTair, 06-Dec-12

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UTair celebrates 30 Years of Records set by female Mi-26 crew

UTair celebrates 30 Years of Records set by female Mi-26 crew

December 4 marks the 30 year anniversary of the first all female helicopter crew at Tyumen Civil Aviation, the original airline from which UTair Aviation was born. UTair takes special pride in celebrating this special date in its history and the history of the domestic helicopter industry. The all woman crew, headed by well-known pilot… Read more »

Source: UTair, 06-Dec-12

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UTair Engineering starts its first R44 overhaul

UTair Engineering starts its first R44 overhaul

The first Robinson R44 helicopter has been delivered to the UTair-Engineering MRO facility in Tyumen for capital repairs. The compete inspection and refitting is expected to take 3 months. In 2012 UTair-Engineering passed the Robinson Helicopter and Russian Aviation Authority MRO performance audits in 2012, qualifying for capital repair operations on R44 helicopters, making UTair-Engineering… Read more »

Source: UTair, 05-Dec-12

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UTair staff and helicopters flee Congo conflict zone

UTair staff and helicopters flee Congo conflict zone

Staff and helicopters of “Airline” UTair »(UTair Aviation) were evacuated from the airport of Goma (DRC) due to a conflict in the region. Within a few hours after taking off from Goma Mi-8AMT “UTair” and Mi-8 MTV of “Nefteyugansk United Air” (part of “UTair”), the city was seized by armed rebels. Helicopters and crew made a stopover… Read more »

Source: UTair, 25-Nov-12

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UTair adds base at Rostov-on-Don

UTair adds base at Rostov-on-Don

[Electronic translation from Russian]  In the village of Rostov region Olginskaya  airline “UTair” (UTair Aviation) and flying club “Affordable sky” made a presentation of a new joint project “Air Taxi Helicopter Eurocopter». The event was introduced air taxi service on a light multipurpose helicopter Eurocopter AS 355N “UTair”. Invitation of the test flights, assessing the merits of this vehicle. Helicopter… Read more »

Source: UTair, 24-Nov-12

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17-Nov-12 RA-22343 Mil Mi-8 Sedelnikovo, Russia

Turned over onto its side when landing.  Beyond that, reports differ – in particular the company press release and the initial investigation reports and local press.  Some say conditions were gusty, others say low visibility – one report has photo of wreckage with snow falling.  Some say  17 passengers and 3 crew – of which… Read more »

17-Nov-12

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UTair helicopter operations Up 20.8% January-October 2012

UTair helicopter operations Up 20.8% January-October 2012

Key performance indicators for UTair Group helicopter operations for the first 10 months of 2012 have surpassed results for the same period last year. UTair Group helicopter transport operations logged a total of 141,678 flight hours in the first 10 months of 2012, constituting 20.8% more than for the same reporting period last year. In… Read more »

Source: UTair, 15-Nov-12

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UTair plans $350M overseas stock offer

UTair plans $350M overseas stock offer

UTair Aviation, the Russian airline and helicopter company controlled by the nation’s fourth-largest oil producer, will seek to raise as much as $350 million in an overseas stock offering in 2013 (see full story)

Source: Bloomberg, 12-Nov-12

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UTair helicopter flight hours up 21.7% for first nine months of 2012

UTair helicopter flight hours up 21.7% for first nine months of 2012

Key KPI for UTair Group helicopter operations for the first 9 months of 2012 have surpassed results for the same period last year. UTair Group helicopter transport operations logged a total of 126,125 flight hours in the first 9 months of 2012, 21.7% more than for the same reporting period last year. In the same… Read more »

Source: UTair, 30-Oct-12

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UTair CEO Andrey Martirosov tops list of Best Russian CEOs

UTair CEO Andrey Martirosov tops list of Best Russian CEOs

Slon.ru has published its third annual list of the best performing CEO’s of Russian companies listed on the Russian Stock Exchange. The main criterion for the ranking consists of the growth of company share value from the time of the previous ranking evaluations. As ranking organization leaders have remarked, the Russian stock index as a whole fell… Read more »

Source: UTair, 18-Sep-12

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UTair Engineering renews Russian MRO certificates

UTair Engineering renews Russian MRO certificates

According to the results of inspections of the Federal Air Transport Agency of the Russian Federation and the Aviation Register of Interstate Aviation Committee confirmed certification of “UTair-Engineering” to meet its repair production requirements of the legislation of the Russian Federation for Civil Aviation and Aviation Rules AP-145, respectively. Extended for another two-year term compliance… Read more »

Source: UTair, 29-Aug-12

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UTair finances helicopter purchases outside Russia for first time

UTair finances helicopter purchases outside Russia for first time

UTair Aviation has attracted financing from British bank HSBC on a security of French insurance agency COFACE. The deal presupposes delivery of 19 new Eurocopter AS 350/355 helicopters. The airline already operates five helicopters of this type. By the end of 2012 UTair will operate another four helicopters, while in 2013 the airline will take… Read more »

Source: UTair, 30-Jul-12

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Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant delivers first three of 40 Mi-171s to UTair

Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant delivers first three of 40 Mi-171s to UTair

UTair has received three MI-171 helicopters from Ulan-Ude Aviation, a subsidiary of the Russian helicopters aircraft manufacturing holding. The delivery is part of a contract for the manufacture of 40 Mi-171 helicopters, signed by “Russian Helicopters” and UTair Aviation in August, 2011 at the MAKS air show in the presence of then Russian Prime Minister… Read more »

Source: UTair, 19-Jul-12

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04-Jul-12 RA-04097 Eurocopter AS350B3 Lensk, Russia (4F)

Helicopter crashed killing all four occupants shortly after take off from Lensk Airport.  Operator UTair named the victims as  pilot Gordeychuk Vasily, mechanic Druzenko Ivan and passengers Verezhak Yaroslav and Arthur Popov.  Unclear how relevant this is, but UTair have also stopped using Lensk for refuelling as a result of the accident.

04-Jul-12

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UTair flight hours up 28% in first five months of 2012

UTair flight hours up 28% in first five months of 2012

UTair Group helicopters transport operations logged a total of 56,319 flight hours in the first 5 months of 2012, 28% more than for the same reporting period of last year. In the same period UTair Group helicopters transported 287,717 passengers and delivered 42,329.2 tons of cargo. Growth of performance indicators is associated with fleet modernization… Read more »

Source: UTair, 22-Jun-12

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UTair Mi-26T sling-lifts oversize cargo over 2,000km

UTair Mi-26T sling-lifts oversize cargo over 2,000km

UTair Aviation Mi-26T has successfully transported two Mi-26T helicopter carcasses with external sling over a distance of 2,000 kilometers. This extreme cargo exploit is the first ever of such weight and distance in the history of Mi-26T helicopter operations. The extremely large size and weight of the cargo excluded the practicality of land based transport…. Read more »

Source: UTair, 22-Jun-12

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UTair marks first year as Eurocopter Certified Center

UTair marks first year as Eurocopter Certified Center

On May 18 at HeliRussia 2012 UTair Aviation and Eurocopter marked the 1 year anniversary of their jointly sponsored Training Center for pilots and maintenance personnel of  Eurocopter helicopters. The event was attended by the heads of both Eurocopter Vostok – the Russian subsidiary of the Eurocopter Group – and UTair – the leading helicopter… Read more »

Source: UTair, 25-May-12

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UTair Engineering extends cooperation with Turbomeca Germany

UTair Engineering extends cooperation with Turbomeca Germany

On May 17 at the 5th annual International Helicopter Exhibition HeliRussia 2012 held in Moscow, UTair Aviation subsidiary UTair-Engineering and Turbomeca Germany signed an agreement for the construction of a new MRO Center for Turbomeca engines and their components.  Turbomeca is a global leader in the manufacture of helicopter engines and components. The purpose of… Read more »

Source: UTair, 24-May-12

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UTair to operate ten AW139s, becomes Authorized Service Centre

UTair to operate ten AW139s, becomes Authorized Service Centre

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that UTair of Russia has recently been certified as an AW139 helicopter operator and is set to operate ten AW139s for  passenger, corporate and VVIP transport missions in Russia. The first aircraft is expected to be handed over this summer with deliveries planned to be completed by… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 21-May-12

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HAI awards UTair crew

HAI awards UTair crew

A UTair Aviation Mi-8 helicopter crew from the airline’s international division has been awarded the Igor Sikorsky ‘Glory of Perfection’ Prize for Humanitarian Services from the International Helicopter Association. For exceptional services rendered while assisting the UN Peacekeeping Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2009, Commander Sergey Ignatyev received the honor on behalf… Read more »

Source: UTair, 19-Mar-12

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UTair Engineering expect 2012 revenues to exceed 4 billion rubles

UTair Engineering expect 2012 revenues to exceed 4 billion rubles

Board of Directors of “UTair-Engineering” summed up the activities for the period 2011 and considered the draft business plan for 2012. In 2011 the company carried out daily support up to 290 helicopters in the amount of linear and time-consuming maintenance in Russia and abroad, which exceeded the 2010 figure by 15%. According to the plan… Read more »

Source: UTair, 24-Feb-12

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UTair shops working with two suppliers, including GALS Aero

UTair shops working with two suppliers, including GALS Aero

Electronic translation from Russian original JSC “Airline” UTair »(UTair Aviation) announces the following disqualification of aviation technical equipment: OOO” Russian helicopter company “GALS” and Haven Investments Ltd. The procedure is applied to the disqualification of these organizations due to the fact that these vendors do not fulfill their obligations in transactions with the Airline and… Read more »

Source: UTair, 08-Feb-12

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UTair plans Brazilian rig support joint venture

UTair plans Brazilian rig support joint venture

UTair is negotiating with a company in Brazil to create a joint venture for providing helicopter services to offshore oil platforms, reports RAI Novosti.  Andrey Martirosov, CEO of UTair, is reported as saying that they expect to make a more formal announcement later this year, and they would like to use Eurocopter EC175s on this… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Feb-12

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UTair post very healthy figures for 2011

UTair post very healthy figures for 2011

UTair have today posted their operational figures for 2011, and comparison to 2010.  While this is largely covering their huge fixed wing fleet, they have detailed the following two very impressive helicopter fleet figures. Flight hours in 2011 – 139,580 hours (an increase of 15.3% over 2010) Passengers in 2011 – 798,249 (an increase of… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Jan-12

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Eurocopter Vostok delivers first AS350B3e to UTair Aviation

Eurocopter Vostok delivers first AS350B3e to UTair Aviation

UTair Aviation has received its initial three Eurocopter AS350 B3e enhanced helicopters as this leading Russian and CIS operator builds up the largest fleet of Ecureuil family rotary-wing aircraft in the region. These AS350 B3s are among 20 aircraft ordered from the Eurocopter Ecureuil product line in 2010 by UTair, marking the biggest contract for… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 12-Jan-12

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UTair suspends Mi-26 operations

UTair suspends Mi-26 operations

The world’s largest operator of helicopter Mi-26 Airline “UTair” (UTair Aviation) has suspended flights of its fleet of Mi-26 in Russia and abroad as of today. Helicopters will be carried out in-depth inspection of the tail extraordinary beams. The admission of helicopters for further operation will be determined for each aircraft individually on the basis… Read more »

Source: UTair, 23-Dec-11

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20-Dec-11 RA-06121 Mil MI-26 Khanty Mansi, Russia (1F)

Went into uncontrollable spin on final approach.  Hit ground and caught fire.  6POB, 1 fatal – flight engineer Igor Eroshkin

20-Dec-11

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UTair takes delivery of first aircraft from AS350/AS355 order

UTair takes delivery of first aircraft from AS350/AS355 order

UTair has taken delivery of a Eurocopter AS350B3e, the airline announced today.  This is the first aircraft from a block order for 20 (see original HeliHub.com story of this order), and the company has also announced that 14 of these will be AS350B3e models with the remaining six as AS355NP.  All twenty are expected to… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Oct-11

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Ulan-Ude sells 40 Mi-171s and 39 Mi-8s

Ulan-Ude sells 40 Mi-171s and 39 Mi-8s

At MAKS-2011 International Aviation and Space Salon Russian Helicopters holding company signed two macrocontracts for delivery of Mi-171 helicopters produced by JSC Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (JSC U-UAP). According to the agreements achieved, 40 helicopters of Mi-171 type are planned to be delivered to JSC UTair Aviation, 39 helicopters of Mi-8 type – Gaspromavia Aviation Company… Read more »

Source: Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, 25-Aug-11

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05-Jul-11 RA-22350 Mil Mi-8T Ust-Kut, Russia

The helicopter with 13 passengers and 3 crew members flew to 7.23 Moscow time from Ust-Kut on one of the drilling stations. At 2.5 kilometers from the destination helicopter made an emergency landing. According to preliminary information, there is no dead (per operator UTair – some press reports quote 2 dead)

05-Jul-11

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Eurocopter confirms compliance of Russian training centre

Eurocopter confirms compliance of Russian training centre

The company officially concluded its audit of the Eurocopter training center for personnel (LAC), OAO UTair »(UTair Aviation), affirming the right of center to train pilots and mechanics in Russian program Eurocopter. Executive vice president of technical support and maintenance of Eurocopter Group Sharplz Derek (Derek Sharples) on May 19 awarded General Director of UTair… Read more »

Source: UTair, 23-May-11

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Mil Mi-34C1 – order for ten from UTair

Mil Mi-34C1 – order for ten from UTair

May 19 in Moscow at the exhibition HeliRussia 2011 an agreement was signed between OAO UTair »(UTair Aviation) and JSC” Helicopters of Russia “on the production and delivery of ten Mi-34S1. Start delivery expected in 2012. According to the preliminary agreement between UTair and Helicopters of Russia ‘, possibly increasing the number of purchased Mi-34S1… Read more »

Source: UTair, 23-May-11

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UTair orders 15 Eurocopter EC175s

UTair orders 15 Eurocopter EC175s

Russia’s UTair Aviation today signed a firm contract for the acquisition of 15 EC175 helicopters, extending its long-term strategic partnership with Eurocopter and the Eurocopter Vostok subsidiary in Russia and the CIS. This agreement, which firms up a letter of intent announced at Heli-Expo in 2008, covers the deliveries of 15 EC175s in 2013 and… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 08-Mar-11

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UTair signs for 20 AS350/AS355 helicopters

UTair signs for 20 AS350/AS355 helicopters

Russia’s UTair will acquire 20 AS350/AS355 light helicopters in a new agreement that extends this leading rotary-wing aircraft operator’s long-term strategic relationship with Eurocopter. The acquisition contract was signed by Andrey Martirosov, the Director of UTair Aviation, and Eurocopter Vostok CEO Laurence Rigolini, in the presence of Christian Gras, Executive Vice president – Customers –… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 29-Sep-10

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Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant delivers forty Mi-171s to UTair

Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant delivers forty Mi-171s to UTair

Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (UUAP), a part of Russian Helicopters industrial holding, has delivered 40 Mi-171 helicopters (in the Mi-8AMT variant) to the commercial operator UTair. After the fortieth helicopter was accepted by UTair specialists on 9 September 2010, the new Mi-171 departed the UUAP airfield, heading for its base in Tumen. “We’re finalizing our obligations… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 14-Sep-10

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10-Sep-10 Krasnoyarsk region, Russia

10-Sep-10

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02-Sep-10 RA-25202 Mil Mi-8 95km from Noyabrsk, Russia

02-Sep-10

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