26-Jul-2021 Source: UTair
Helicopter Services JSC and Russian Helicopters holding (part of Rostec State Corporation) signed an agreement on the supply of 50 Mi-171 (Mi-8AMT) helicopters within the framework of the International Aviation and Space Salon – 2021. The
document was signed by the Airline CEO UTair Andrey Martirosov and General Director of Russian Helicopters Andrey Boginsky. The agreement provides for the supply of helicopters starting in 2022.
“We plan to use 50 helicopters in the latest modification to perform passenger and cargo transportation within the oil and gas projects of our customers, primarily in the Vostok Oil project of PJSC NK Rosneft. We perform our main flights in difficult climatic conditions on domestic aircraft manufactured by Russian Helicopters. We managed to jointly create a product, unique for the global helicopter market, with the highest level of flight safety at the lowest price for heavy helicopters. UTair already operates over 100 helicopters of the modern Mi-17 family. The 50 new aircraft is an important part of the implementation of our fleet management plan envisaged by the Airline’s financial model. The replenishment of the fleet will bring a positive budget effect and will create many new jobs for pilots,
UTair is the largest operator of Russian helicopters, and today’s agreement is aimed at timely and systematic renewal of the airline’s fleet. One of the terms of the agreement is to further improve the efficiency of aircraft operation, which will make it possible to carry out flights with a crew of two. This option was implemented on another helicopter – the most modern Mi-171A2, the first operator of which was UTair, – said Andrey Boginsky.
The UTair Group includes companies engaged in air and helicopter transportation, aircraft maintenance and personnel training.
UTair – Helicopter Services JSC is the largest helicopter company in the world in terms of fleet size and carrying capacity. The fleet has over 320 helicopters of various types, mainly of the Mil family and Airbus Helicopters.
UTair-Engineering JSC is the world leader in the maintenance of Mil OKB helicopters and the largest helicopter maintenance center in Russia.
Vostok Oil is the largest project not only for the Russian, but also for the world economy. The resource base is over 6 billion tons of premium low-sulfur oil. The project provides for the creation of tens of thousands of additional jobs. The implementation of the Vostok Oil project will give an impetus to the development of related sectors of the economy, such as mechanical engineering, metallurgy, power generation, road construction, shipbuilding, and will have a significant multiplier effect.
Within the framework of the XXIV St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, UTair Aviation PJSC and Rosneft Oil Company PJSC entered into an agreement on strategic cooperation in the provision of aviation services for a period of 5 years. The agreement is aimed at expanding cooperation between the parties in the provision of air transport services for rotational and cargo transportation within the Vostok Oil project and other oil and gas projects of Rosneft.
Russian Helicopters Holding (part of Rostec State Corporation) is one of the world leaders in the helicopter industry, the only helicopter developer and manufacturer in Russia. The holding includes five helicopter plants, two design bureaus, as well as enterprises for the production and maintenance of components, aircraft repair plants and a service company that provides after-sales support in Russia and abroad.
State Corporation Rostec is one of the largest industrial companies in Russia. It unites more than 800 scientific and industrial organizations in 60 regions of the country.