14-Feb-2017 Source: Russian Helicopters
Russian Helicopters JSC has signed distribution agreement with United Helicopters International Group Limited. The company will become official distributor of Russian-made helicopters in Greater China, Malaysia and Australia.
Launch of Russian Helicopters’ first distributor of civil helicopters appears to be a significant step taken to implement its development strategy. Distribution area authorized by the agreement covers Greater China Region, Malaysia and Australia. Apart from product sales and marketing promotion of civil Russian-made helicopters in the designated area, objectives set for the cooperation will also include building up relationships with leasing companies.
“Russian-made helicopters are well-known in the world market for their reliability and high quality. In order to further increase our share in the global market of civil helicopters, we are interested to develop networks of dealers and companies which will promote our civil helicopters, in particular Ka-32 and Mi-171 types, and also Ansat on the markers which Russian Helicopters JSC assume to be strategic ones. I am confident that our new distributor United Helicopters International Group will contribute to the implementation of such a mission and facilitate the increase of the Russian-made helicopters fleet in the Asia-Pacific region”, – said Alexander Shcherbinin, Deputy CEO for marketing and business development of Russian Helicopters JSC.
Lee Li, Chairman and CEO of United Helicopters International Group said: «Russian Helicopters is a great brand both with a long history and the global leadership in technology. As one of the fastest-growing regions in the world, Greater China and the Asia-Pacific market are highly promising in general aviation industry. We are very pleased to be the first distributor of Russian Helicopters JSC in the above areas».
Helicopters of KA-32 type have been actively used in China for several years for fire fighting and rescue missions. Helicopters Ka-32 for several years actively exploited in China as fire and rescue. Produced by the coaxial scheme, this helicopter is considered to be one of the best to deal with complex fires in cities. Therefore, it has proven itself in China with its highlands and modern metropolises.
Helicopters of Mi-171 also have got a long history of exploitation on the territory of China for transportation of people and their evacuation from disaster zones, as well as for transportation of various goods, including medical supplies, humanitarian aid and construction materials.
Light multipurpose helicopter ANSAT has the most spacious cabin in its class and can carry onboard from 7 to 9 passengers, depending on configuration. The helicopter has a top speed up to 275 km / h, its distance range is more than 500 km. Depending on the equipment installed on the helicopter, ANSAT can be used for passenger transportation, cargo transportation, medevac, emergency and rescue tasks, as well as for education and training, and also patrolling purposes. Chine was the first foreign customer of ANSAT helicopter where it will be used for medical evacuation purposes.