26-May-2014 Source: HeliHub.com
Russian Robinson dealer Aviamarket has consolidated its position as the largest dealer in Robinson helicopters outside the US with the contract signature for another ten R66 Turbines at the HeliRussia exhibition.
With CEO Kurt Robinson arriving in Russia some days ahead of the exhibition – greeted with the sampling of some local delicacies – there were plenty of opportunities to consolidate the brand. The exhibition included the official hand-over of the keys to the 500th R66 to Irek Salihov, chairman of Jadran Oil. The helicopter carries local registration RA-06222.
On Thurdsay 22nd, Kurt gave a 90 minute presentation, which included some interesting statistics. 2013 was a good year for Robinson in Russia, with 86 helicopters delivered, 59% of the California manufacturer’s foreign sales. The percent figure is actually slightly down, with the period 2010-2012 saw 63% of exports going to Russia, and in 2009 even higher at 65%.. Kurt is seen in the main photo with Aviamarket CEO Michael Yushkov.
Nikolai Vanesev – HeliHub.com Moscow correspondent