15-Apr-2011 Source: Russian Helicopters
Russian Helicopters, the helicopter industry holding and a part of UIC Oboronprom, have signed an agreement with the Brazilian commercial helicopter operator Ðtlas Taxi Aereo (a subsidiary of Qualy Group Brasil) for the creation of a Mi-171A1 support centre in Brazil. Such a centre will help improve the airworthiness of Russian rotorcraft in Brazil and extend their maximum flight hours without overhaul in accordance with the requirements to rotorcraft that are applied by major Brazilian companies, including the state oil and gas giant Petrobras.
Russian Helicopters, JSC is the subsidiary of UIC Oboronprom, a part of Russian Technologies State Corporation. It controls the following helicopter industry enterprises: Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant, Kamov, Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, Kazan Helicopters, Rostvertol, Progress Arsenyev Aviation Company named after N.I. Sazykin, Kumertau Aviation Production Enterprise, Stupino Machine Production Plant, Reductor-PM, Novosibirsk Aircraft Repairing Plant and Helicopter Service Company.