Russian helicopter production up 8.3% in 2009

Russian helicopter production up 8.3% in 2009 1 Mar, 10, Source: Russian Helicopters

The Russian helicopter industry continued to increase its output in 2009: Russian Helicopters enterprises produced 183 helicopters for local and international customers, increasing the total by 14 compared to 2008. The 8.3% growth was made possible through a joint effort by all Russian rotorcraft industry specialists.

The deliveries breakdown stayed similar to that of 2008: 105 civil helicopters were delivered by the end of 2009, of which 9 were in VIP configuration with luxury interiors.

The share of export, counting FSUE Rosoboronexport contracts, exceeded 50% of the total 2009 deliveries.

Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant

  • Mi-8/171 = 60
  • TOTAL = 60

Kazan Helicopters

  • Mi-8/17 = 79
  • Ansat = 6
  • TOTAL = 85

Kumertau Aviation Production Enterprise

  • Ka32 = 2
  • Ka226 = 5
  • Ka28 = 6
  • TOTAL = 13

Rostvertol

  • Mi-24/35 = 3
  • Mi-26 = 2
  • TOTAL = 5

Progress Arsenyev Aviation Company

  • TOTAL = 10

GRAND TOTAL – all Enterprises = 183

Russian Helicopters, JSC is an affiliated company of UIC Oboronprom. It is the managing body of the following helicopter industry enterprises: Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant, Kamov, Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, Kazan Helicopters, Rostvertol, Progress Arsenyev Aviation Company, Kumertau Aviation Production Enterprise, Vpered Moscow Machine-Building Plant, Stupino Machine Production Plant, Reductor-PM , Helicopter Service Company (VSK), Novosibirsk Aircraft Repairing Plant and Ural Works of Civil Aviation.

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. The companies of the group reported revenues of over 130 billion roubles in 2009.

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