New Russian service centre opens for AW139s

New Russian service centre opens for AW139s

14-Sep-2014 Source: Russian Helicopters

Holding “Helicopters of Russia” (a subsidiary of OPK “Oboronprom”, a member of the State Corporation Rosteh) and the Italian company AgustaWestland (part of the corporation Finmeccanica) announced the launch of Russia’s new service center for helicopters AW139. The center was established on the basis of a joint venture company – plant HeliVert . The service center will provide comprehensive customer support and provide technical services to the various modifications of the average AW139 helicopters, both Russian and Italian production.

Certificate of Conformity for the right to service the AW 139 helicopters of the Federal Air Transport Agency (Federal Air Transport Agency) was transferred to the company HeliVert during a ceremony Sept. 11, 2014. The event was attended by representatives of the Federal Air Transport Agency, CEO of the holding company “Helicopters of Russia” Alexander Mikheyev , CEO HeliVert Alexander Kuznetsov and AgustaWestland representative in Russia Alberto Ponti .

“The opening of the center’s own maintenance of helicopters is a logical step in the development of the enterprise, – said General Director of HeliVert Alexander Kuznetsov . – Features high-quality service provide us with a new competitive edge and enable operators to offer helicopters most comfortable conditions of helicopter operation of our production. ”

In preparation for the opening of the service center, specialists HeliVert passed comprehensive training in Italy and after the audit carried out by the Commission Rosaviation received permission for a full service and maintenance of helicopters AW139.

Recall that in May 2012, based on the audit IAC AR HeliVert company received “Production Approval Certificate 5 helicopters AW139» for a period of one year. Production of the first AW139 helicopters at the plant began in June 2012. In accordance with the work plan for the certification of re-audit took place in November 2013, and its results in January 2014 was issued a “Certificate of Approval production of civilian helicopters AW139».

Helicopters production HeliVert offered to customers in Russia and the CIS countries. Commercial helicopter AW139 can be delivered to customers in a variety of trim levels – VIP, 12-15 passenger seats, transport, health, rescue and others. Cruising speed helicopter reaches 306 km / h, range is 927 kilometers, and its duration – 5 hours. AW139 is equipped with two turbine engines Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6C-67C capacity of 1679 hp First collected in Russia AW139 helicopters took to the air in December 2012 .

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CJSC “HeliVert” ( HeliVert) – a joint venture of “Helicopters of Russia” and the company AgustaWestland – established for the deployment and operation of the plant in the Russian twin-engine helicopter final assembly of the middle class AW139. The main purpose is to meet the needs of the market in Russia and CIS countries.

The company AgustaWestland, part of a group Finmeccanica, is one of the largest participants in the global market of civil and military helicopters. The company offers a unique range of helicopters and solutions in the field of training and technical support to meet the requirements of customers to the target machine characteristics. The main company AgustaWestland in the UK, Poland and the United States.

JSC “Helicopters of Russia” – a subsidiary of UIC “OBORONPROM” (part of the State Corporation Rosteh), one of the world’s leading helicopter industry, the only developer and manufacturer of helicopters in Russia. Holding was formed in 2007. The head office is located in Moscow. The holding comprises five helicopter plants, two design bureaus, as well as manufacturers and service components and service company providing after-sales support in Russia and abroad. Buyers holding’s products – Russian Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, the Russian Emergencies Ministry, the airline “Gazprom avia” and UTair, major Russian and foreign companies. In 2013, the proceeds of “Helicopters of Russia” under IFRS grew by 10% to 138.3 billion rubles, shipments totaled 275 helicopters.

OJSC “UIC” OBORONPROM ” – a diversified engineering group, is a State Corporation Rosteh. The main activities include helicopter (holding “Helicopters of Russia”) and engine (holding “United Engine Corporation”).

State Corporation Rosteh – Russian corporation, established in 2007 to promote the development, production and export of high-tech products for civil and military purposes. It comprises more than 700 organizations, of which at present 9 formed holding companies in the military-industrial complex, and 5 – in civilian industries. Rosteha organizations are located in 60 regions of the Russian Federation and deliver products to market more than 70 countries. Rosteha revenue in 2013 amounted to 1.04 trillion rubles, net profit – 40 billion rubles. Tax payments to the budgets of all levels exceeded 138 billion rubles.

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