Kazakhstan Engineering and Russian Helicopters expand cooperation

Kazakhstan Engineering and Russian Helicopters expand cooperation

7-May-2012 Source: Russian Helicopters

At the International Exhibition of Arms and Military Equipment Kadex-2012 Russian Helicopters, part of Russian state defense industry holding Oboronprom, and JSC Kazakhstan Engineering signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation between the parties to expand the service and repair of Russian helicopters in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The signing of the memorandum of understanding between the companies became an important step in the development of bilateral relations between Russia and Kazakhstan in the aviation sector.

“We believe it is important to build an effective, modern support system for owners of Russian helicopters in Kazakhstan that meets the requirements of state and commercial operators of Russian helicopters,” said Deputy CEO of Russian Helicopters Igor Pshenichny. “We expect that the development of cooperation with Kazakhstan Engineering will help us to strengthen the position of Russian rotorcraft in Kazakhstan and the Central Asian market as a whole.”

Russian-made helicopters have traditionally been popular in the Kazakhstan market, where they are used by government agencies. Today, Russian-made rotorcraft are of great interest to commercial operators in Kazakhstan.

“The signing of the memorandum of understanding with Russian Helicopters is an important stage in the development of our business,” said Advisor to the President of JSC Kazakhstan Engineering Vadim Shakshakbaev.” “Cooperation with a large Russian holding will help us in implementing the government policy of Kazakhstan to develop the country’s industrial base in high technology industries.”

JSC “National Company “Kazakhstan Engineering”” was established on the basis of the Decision of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan â„– 244, dated 13/03/03 “On some issues the military-industrial complex of the Republic of Kazakhstan” by inclusion in the Company’s defence industries and military factories of the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Kazakhstan. JSC “National Company “Kazakhstan Engineering””is part of Samruk-Kazyna and is managed by the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Kazakhstan. It is a holding structure, which provides a unified financial, industrial and technology policy to the largest military enterprises of the country. Subsidiaries of Kazakhstan Engineering specialize in products and services for customers from the oil and gas, rail, agriculture, and heat power sectors, as well as the manufacture and repair of weapons and military equipment. In total, the Company includes 24 enterprises located in different regions of the country. The Company’s mission is to ensure that the strategic interests of the state in the development of the defence industry, manufacturing high-quality military-industrial products and services to the Ministry of Defence and other security agencies of the Republic of Kazakhstan and export.

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.

Partners of Russian Helicopters: AirTaxi Service (interior completions and maintenance); Tranzas (software, navigation systems, aviation simulators); CSTS Dinamika (technical training means for aviation flight and engineering personnel); BETA AIR (testing equipment and aviation electronics); Ural Works of Civil Aviation (repair of helicopter engines and components, as well as gearboxes).

UIC Oboronprom, JSC is a multi-profile industrial and investment group established in 2002. It is a part of Russian Technologies State Corporation. Its main tasks include: helicopter engineering (Russian Helicopters, JSC) and engine-building (United Engine Industry Corporation managing company).

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