The 39th European Rotorcraft Forum gets underway today at the Moscow Marriott Grand Hotel. The three-day Forum is organized by Russian Helicopters (a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec) and runs through 6 September.
Dozens of scientists and experts from Russia, the US, France, the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, Japan and other countries will participate in the Forum’s themed sessions. In total there will be about 250 participants, representing major construction bureaus, research centres and institutes such as the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, the German Aerospace Center and ONERA, as well as leading helicopter developers and producers. The Forum will discuss topics including current trends in materials and aerodynamics, integration of on-board systems, and operational and safety issues.
Established in 1975, the European Rotorcraft Forum a major event for the global helicopter community. It is traditionally of significance for aviation science and the global helicopter industry, as it sets out key areas of development and lays the foundations for new solutions and innovations, and helps define the appearance of the helicopter of the future.
Russian Helicopters, JSC is a subsidiary of UIC Oboronprom, which in turn is a part of State CorporationRostec. 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 2012 its IFRS revenues increased 21% to RUB 125,7billion. Deliveries reached 290 helicopters.
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).
Rostekhnologii State Corporation (Rostec) is a Russian corporation established in 2007 in order to facilitate the development, manufacturing and export of high-technology industrial products of military and civil purposes. Today it comprises over 663 companies, which form 8 military-industrial and 5 civil industry holdings. Rostec’s subsidiaries are located in 60 regions of Russia and supply their products to over 70 countries worldwide. In 2012 revenues of the Corporation amounted to RUB 931 billion, net profits were RUB 38.5 billion and total taxation exceeded RUB 109 billion.
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