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Russian Helicopters to modernize Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant

Russian Helicopters to modernize Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant

15-Jun-2015Source: Russian Helicopters

[electronic translation] Holding “Helicopters of Russia” State Corporation Rostec proceeded to the next stage of modernization of the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant ( U-UAP ) – in the next two years the park equipment tool production is planned to upgrade 80%. The amount of investment in this project will exceed 300 million rubles. “Minimizing the use of manual labor,... Read more

Bell 407GXP production line to be set up in Russia

Bell 407GXP production line to be set up in Russia

26-May-2015Source: HeliHub.com

Russian newspaper Kommersant is reporting that UZGA (The Ural Civil Aviation Works) has signed a deal to produce the Bell 407GXP under licence at their Yekaterinburg plant. The report is seen as surprising even by other Russian news sources such as Bell have The first three 407GXPs are expected to fly before the end of... Read more

Indian military picks Kamov Ka226T to replace Chetaks and Cheetahs

Indian military picks Kamov Ka226T to replace Chetaks and Cheetahs

19-May-2015Source: Russia & India Report

The Indian defence acquisition committee (DAC) on Wednesday cleared the purchase of almost 200 Russian Ka-226T ‘Kamov’ helicopters produced by JSC. The Russian helicopter was found more suitable than its nearest competitor from Airbus Helicopters, RIA Novosti reported. See Full Story... Read more

Peru to Receive 7 Russian Military Helicopters This Month

Peru to Receive 7 Russian Military Helicopters This Month

19-May-2015Source: The Moscow Times

Russia will deliver seven multi-purpose Mi-171Sh helicopters to Peru’s air force by the end of the month, news agency RIA Novosti reported Monday, citing the deputy director of arms export agency Rosoboronexport, Sergei Ladygin. See Full Story... Read more

Mi-26T completes 9-day 900-mile load-lifting mission

Mi-26T completes 9-day 900-mile load-lifting mission

14-May-2015Source: Russian Helicopters

The world’s heaviest-lifting commercial helicopter, the Mi-26T, produced by Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) has successfully completed a mission to transport the 14-tonne fuselage of a Mi-26 military transport helicopter from Yoshkar-Ola to Rostov-on-Don (903 miles according to Google Maps. Ed). The Mi-26(T) helicopter is the only model able to fly while carrying... Read more

Russian Helicopters and CSKA Moscow will continue cooperation in 2015

Russian Helicopters and CSKA Moscow will continue cooperation in 2015

23-Apr-2015Source: Russian Helicopters

[electronic translation] Today holding company “Russian Helicopters” State Corporation Rostec and professional football club CSKA Moscow signed a cooperation agreement. According to the document holding company will continue to sponsor the club in 2015. Contract signed by the Head Office of the Director General of “Russian Helicopters” Yuri Kaptelkin and CEO of PFC CSKA Roman Babaev. “We... Read more

Mother of Ukraine pilot jailed in Russia seeks global help

Mother of Ukraine pilot jailed in Russia seeks global help

22-Apr-2015Source: The Washington Post

The mother of a Ukrainian helicopter pilot imprisoned in Russia is on a global campaign seeking support from world leaders to pressure President Vladimir Putin to free her daughter. See Full Story... Read more

Russian Helicopters delivers batch of Ka226s to Russian military

Russian Helicopters delivers batch of Ka226s to Russian military

20-Apr-2015Source: Russian Helicopters

[electronic translation] Holding “Russian Helicopters” State Corporation Rostec successfully completed the transfer of the party light multi-purpose helicopters Ka-226.80 Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation, which was noted at the bottom of the Unified acceptance of military products.Helicopters have been provided for all tests taken by the Ministry of Defense and the military representative... Read more

Mi-38 certification targetted for October 2015

Mi-38 certification targetted for October 2015

8-Apr-2015Source: HeliHub.com

Sources in Russia are saying that certification of Mi-38 helicopter should be completed in October 2015.  The unnamed source gave Interfax this information last week, adding that the Kazan factory has already started on the first production batch. Two prototypes (OP-3 and OP-4) are involved in the certification work, of this new helicopter powered by... Read more

05-Apr-15 RA-06382 Robinson R66 Gorodki, Russia

05-Apr-15 RA-06382 Robinson R66 Gorodki, Russia

5-Apr-2015

Fell onto its side during take-off in snowy conditions... Read more

24-Mar-15 Mil Mi-2 Yelizovo, Russia (2F)

24-Mar-15 Mil Mi-2 Yelizovo, Russia (2F)

24-Mar-2015

Two deaths reported – helicopter on a post maintenance test flight after engine was replaced.  Registration variously quoted as RF-01186 or RF-01168... Read more

Pakistan to buy Mi-35 gunships

Pakistan to buy Mi-35 gunships

18-Mar-2015Source: Sputnik News

Pakistan would like to expand military technical cooperation with Russia by purchasing Russian Mi-35 helicopter gunships, Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain told Sputnik. See Full Story... Read more

10-Mar-15 RA-06397 Robinson R44 Barlak, Russia

10-Mar-15 RA-06397 Robinson R44 Barlak, Russia

10-Mar-2015

Helicopter damaged, but no details on circumstances.  pilot not injured... Read more

Russian Helicopters launch competition – Helicopters of the XXI century – 2015

Russian Helicopters launch competition – Helicopters of the XXI century – 2015

3-Mar-2015Source: Russian Helicopters

[electronic translation] Holding “Russian Helicopters” Rostec State Corporation announces the launch of the call for and development “Helicopters of the XXI century – 2015”. The contest started on February 26, 2015. This annual competition holding “Helicopters of Russia” has been held for the seventh time. Winners will receive diplomas from the CEO of the holding “Russian Helicopters” Alexander... Read more

Belarus signs for 12 Mi-17s

Belarus signs for 12 Mi-17s

24-Feb-2015Source: BelTA

Russia and Belarus signed a contract for the delivery of 12 Mi-17 helicopters during the international defense technology expo IDEX 2015 in the United Arab Emirates. The information was released by Sergei Chemezov, head of the Russian state corporation Rostec, BelTA has learned. See Full Story... Read more

Rostvertol wins award for humanitarian assistance to the citizens of Ukraine

Rostvertol wins award for humanitarian assistance to the citizens of Ukraine

18-Feb-2015Source: Russian Helicopters

[electronic translation] By the end of 2014 the staff of the plant “Rostvertol” (part of the holding “Russian Helicopters” Rostec, SC) was awarded an honorary award governor of Rostov region for the provision of humanitarian assistance to the citizens of Ukraine affected by the civil war in the Donbass. Total prize in the Rostov region have... Read more

Only 100 days are left to the 8th International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia 2015 Opening

Only 100 days are left to the 8th International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia 2015 Opening

17-Feb-2015Source: Heli Russia 2015

Permanently, this key event of Russian Helicopter Branch takes place in the third week of May in IEC “Crocus Expo “. This year for HeliRussia three days 21 – 23, May, were chosen. Although HeliRussia’s worshippers and photographers and spotting fans know that virtually the event starts upon the arrival of helicopters participants of the... Read more

Russian Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade holds meeting at Kazan Helicopter Plant

Russian Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade holds meeting at Kazan Helicopter Plant

15-Feb-2015Source: Russian Helicopters

Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Alexander Potapov held a meeting with heads of leading enterprises of the military-industrial complex of the Republic of Tatarstan Kazan Helicopter Plant (KHP), which is part of the holding “Russian Helicopters” State Corporation Rostec. The meeting was attended by Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic... Read more

Russian Helicopters to showcase new maintenance equipment at NAIS&CA 2015

Russian Helicopters to showcase new maintenance equipment at NAIS&CA 2015

11-Feb-2015Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) will showcase the latest equipment for aircraft maintenance bases and service centres at the 2nd National Airport Infrastructure Show and Civil Aviation, to be held in Moscow at Crocus Expo from 10 to 12 February. Russian Helicopters currently offers its clients a modern after-sale support service, built on... Read more

Fourth Russian-produced AW139 flies

Fourth Russian-produced AW139 flies

5-Feb-2015Source: HeliHub.com

Russian blogger Yevgeny Matveyev reported the first flight of a Russian produced AW139 last Thursday 29th January from the Tomilino airfield just outside Moscow where the joint venture company HeliVert has its facility.  While we all know that production lines never run in order, it did surprise us to see that after flying serials 60001, 60002 and... Read more

26-Jan-15 RA-22781 Mil Mi-8 Valyek, Russia

26-Jan-15 RA-22781 Mil Mi-8 Valyek, Russia

26-Jan-2015

Bird strike after landing, but caused damage to blades while they were still turning... Read more

20-Jan-15 RA-06205 Robinson R66 Tobeler, Russia

20-Jan-15 RA-06205 Robinson R66 Tobeler, Russia

20-Jan-2015

Heavy landing, reportedly after engine problems.  4 POB got out with minor or no injuries.  Post-crash fire... Read more

26-Dec-14 RA-15643 Mil Mi-2 Lower Maktama, Russia

26-Dec-14 RA-15643 Mil Mi-2 Lower Maktama, Russia

26-Dec-2014

Emergency landing, breaking the tail boom.  No injuries to three on board.... Read more

Transas gets approval for Russia’s first R44 Flight Training Device

Transas gets approval for Russia’s first R44 Flight Training Device

19-Dec-2014Source: Transas

Robinson R44 Flight Training Device (FTD), manufactured by Transas, successfully passed flight tests by both UTair and Russian Aviation Agency test pilots, to obtain the official Approval for use in simulator-based pilot training programs. The FNPT Level II flight training device for Robinson R44 light helicopter will be operated at UTair’s own Pilot Training Center.... Read more

Russia to produce 400 Ka226 a year in India

Russia to produce 400 Ka226 a year in India

15-Dec-2014Source: Mid Day

Russia today agreed in principle to assemble around 400 advanced twin engine Kamov helicopters a year in India, in a major move to give a new push to their strategic partnership. See Full Story... Read more

07-Dec-14 RA-06138 Mil Mi-8T Varandy, Russia (2F)

07-Dec-14 RA-06138 Mil Mi-8T Varandy, Russia (2F)

7-Dec-2014

Heavy landing after reported engine failure.  Impact killed two of the six on board, named here as Vladimir Novikov and Flarit Galyavutdinov... Read more

Q&A With Russia’s Realty Tycoon-Turned-Helicopter King

Q&A With Russia’s Realty Tycoon-Turned-Helicopter King

28-Nov-2014Source: The Moscow Times

A year ago, Russia’s private helicopter market was virtually non-existent. See Full Story... Read more

50th 429 delivered in Bell’s definition of Europe

50th 429 delivered in Bell’s definition of Europe

26-Nov-2014Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the delivery of the 50th Bell 429 in Europe to an operator in the United Kingdom. The aircraft will be used to accomplish corporate/VIP transport across the region. [Ed:- see our analysis below by country] “The Bell 429 offers customers exceptional performance and a smooth, comfortable ride, and... Read more

Russian Helicopters launches flight testing on Mi-171A2

Russian Helicopters launches flight testing on Mi-171A2

26-Nov-2014Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) has launched flight tests on the first prototype of the multirole Mi-171A2 helicopter. During its first flight its main systems were tested and found to be in excellent working order, according to commander and test pilot 1st class Salavat Sadriev. The first prototype of the Mi-171A2 was designed... Read more

20-Nov-14 RA-04032 Airbus AS350B3 Mikhalchikovo, Russia (5F)

20-Nov-14 RA-04032 Airbus AS350B3 Mikhalchikovo, Russia (5F)

20-Nov-2014

Crashed in foggy conditions en route from Moscow to Kstovo (Nizhny Novgorod region) between the villages of Mihalchikovo and Korabotovo. Killing the pilot and four passengers, including an 8-year-old girl.... Read more

Russia to sell Mi-35 helicopters to Pakistan

Russia to sell Mi-35 helicopters to Pakistan

17-Nov-2014Source: South East Asia Post

Russia will sell Mi-35 helicopters to Pakistan to strengthen its counter-terrorism efforts, media reported Thursday. See Full Story... Read more

02-Nov-14 Mil Mi-2 Yamal, Russia (2F)

02-Nov-14 Mil Mi-2 Yamal, Russia (2F)

2-Nov-2014

Russia’s Emergencies Ministry has confirmed the death of two persons in the crash of a private Mi-2 helicopter in Yamal, northwest Siberia.  Heliccopter crashed into a lake and only the tail visible above the water... Read more

Russia – Uralhelicom signs for two Bell 407GXs

Russia – Uralhelicom signs for two Bell 407GXs

17-Oct-2014Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), has announced today a signed agreement with Uralhelicom LLC for two Bell 407GXs to be used for utility and medical evacuation missions in the Primorsky government region in Russia. “The Bell 407 continues to be our most popular utility helicopter in Russia, making up over 50 percent... Read more

10-Oct-14 Mil Mi-8 Tuva, Russia (14F)

10-Oct-14 Mil Mi-8 Tuva, Russia (14F)

10-Oct-2014

Helicopter crashed into a mountainside amid low cloud and falling snow and caught fire when it hit the ground   There were 11 passengers and 3 crew members on board .  Wreckage not found until 07-Aug-15 and reported 08-Aug-15... Read more

19-Sep-14 RA-1233G Eurocopter SA341G Vasilievsky Island, Russia (1F)

19-Sep-14 RA-1233G Eurocopter SA341G Vasilievsky Island, Russia (1F)

19-Sep-2014

Helicopter overflew a boat before flying at low level and high speed, getting lower very gradually until hitting the water. The water surface was glassy smooth, perhaps contributory.  After crashing, the helicopter is said to have sunk almost immediately.  The pilot/owner who died has been identified as 41 year old Alexei Afonchenkovu.  Passenger survived... Read more

New Russian service centre opens for AW139s

New Russian service centre opens for AW139s

14-Sep-2014Source: 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... Read more

Four Russian pilots plan 30,000NM flight in two R66s

Four Russian pilots plan 30,000NM flight in two R66s

8-Sep-2014Source: HeliHub.com

Already a record holding R66 pilot himself, Michael Farikh has this morning announced on Facebook that a new ultra long distance flight will start next week from Moscow.  On Tuesday 16th September, the four Russian private pilots: Evgeny Kabanov, Igor Rudoy, Alexander Kurylev and Alexey Murashov will start their journey from Moscow to New Zealand... Read more

France Puts Off Delivery of First Mistral-Class Helicopter Carrier to Russia

France Puts Off Delivery of First Mistral-Class Helicopter Carrier to Russia

4-Sep-2014Source: RIA

The French government thinks that the delivery of the first Mistral-class helicopter carrier, built for Russia under the 2011 contract, would not be appropriate under present circumstances, the presidential administration said in a statement Wednesday. See Full Story... Read more

04-Sep-14 RA-24255 Mil Mi-8 Gelendzhik, Russia (2F)

04-Sep-14 RA-24255 Mil Mi-8 Gelendzhik, Russia (2F)

4-Sep-2014

Crashed near Gelendzhik airport and caught fire. Full video of accident here.  From a steady hover the helicopter lost height and hit the ground heavily and bounced.  The impact caused the tail boom to shear off and thus the helicopter became dynamically unstable, it immediately crashed onto its belly and caught fire.  It burned out... Read more

New General Manager at Airbus Helicopters Vostok

New General Manager at Airbus Helicopters Vostok

3-Sep-2014Source: Airbus

The Airbus Helicopters Board of Directors announced 34-year-old Emeric Lhomme as the new General Manager of the wholly owned subsidiary in Russia. In a planned move, he takes over the position from Laurence Rigolini, who will continue her career within the holding company. Emeric Lhomme started his career with Airbus Helicopters in Russia, joining the... Read more

25-Aug-14 RA-04286 Robinson R44 Alekseevka, Russia

25-Aug-14 RA-04286 Robinson R44 Alekseevka, Russia

25-Aug-2014

http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=169234... Read more

Russian Helicopters and UAC to collaborate on quality management

Russian Helicopters and UAC to collaborate on quality management

15-Aug-2014Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, and United Aircraft Corporation have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop and support the Industry Controlled Other Party (ICOP) quality-assurance process in Russia. The MoU was signed today at Oboronexpo 2014 and the Engineering Technologies 2014international forum. “The goal of this MoU... Read more

13-Aug-14 Mil Mi-2 Tomtor, Russia

13-Aug-14 Mil Mi-2 Tomtor, Russia

13-Aug-2014

crashed due to wiring problem and burnt out completely. 2 crew members and 7 passengers managed to escape.... Read more

13-Aug-14 RA-04368 Robinson R44 Pioner, Russia

13-Aug-14 RA-04368 Robinson R44 Pioner, Russia

13-Aug-2014

Crashed into a lake/swamp with 4 POB, all out OK. Helicopter on its starboard side in water less than 2m deep with port skid above the water level. Pipeline survey flight, low level.  One report suggests all occupants had recently been drinking alcohol... Read more

Kazan Helicopters launches new painting and finishing workshop

Kazan Helicopters launches new painting and finishing workshop

12-Aug-2014Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, announces that Kazan Helicopters has launched a new painting and finishing workshop as part of its ongoing programme of upgrade work. The new facility was opened today in the presence of the President of Tatarstan, Rustam Minnikhanov. “The construction of the new workshop was... Read more

Russia orders Ka-52K helicopters for Mistral-class LHDs

Russia orders Ka-52K helicopters for Mistral-class LHDs

8-Aug-2014Source: IHS Janes

Russia has ordered a batch of Kamov Ka-52K ‘Hokum B’ naval attack helicopters for the Russian Navy’s Mistral-class landing helicopter dock (LHD) vessels. “See Full Story“... Read more

The deliveries of upgraded Mi-26T2 helicopters will be started in 2015

The deliveries of upgraded Mi-26T2 helicopters will be started in 2015

8-Aug-2014Source: Russian Aviation

The deliveries of upgraded Mi-26T2 helicopters (including export deliveries) will be started in 2015, RIA Novosti reports with reference to the head of State Deliveries Department of Russian Helicopters Holding Company, Alexey Putintsev. “See Full Story“... Read more

First Arctic Helicopter Tests to Be Carried Out in Winter

First Arctic Helicopter Tests to Be Carried Out in Winter

7-Aug-2014Source: RIA Novosti

The first test run of the MI-8AMTSh Arctic helicopter will be carried out in winter, with a test version currently under construction at the aircraft factory in Ulan-Ude, Buryatia, the head of the government supplies department at Russian Helicopters, Aleksey Putintsev, told RIA Novosti Monday. “See Full Story“... Read more

23-Jul-14 RA-1975G Robinson R44 Ivashka, Russia (2F)

23-Jul-14 RA-1975G Robinson R44 Ivashka, Russia (2F)

23-Jul-2014

Crashed killing both on board... Read more

18-Jul-14 RA-70902 Mil Mi-8MTV Kujus, Russia

18-Jul-14 RA-70902 Mil Mi-8MTV Kujus, Russia

18-Jul-2014

Emergency landing, no damage, no injuries... Read more

Mi-8/17s demonstrate unique capabilities in operation in Russia’s Far North

Mi-8/17s demonstrate unique capabilities in operation in Russia’s Far North

15-Jul-2014Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian-built Mi-8/17 helicopters received plaudits from experts during a round table on local and regional aviation in the Russian Far North in early July. The event was attended by the head of the Nenets Autonomous Region, Igor Koshin, as well as national aviation experts and representatives of equipment producers, operators and clients for aviation equipment.... Read more

UK denies visa to Russian visitors for Farnborough

UK denies visa to Russian visitors for Farnborough

14-Jul-2014Source: HeliHub.com

Russian aviation industry sources are reporting that a significant number of people intending to travel to the UK this week for the Farnborough Air Show have been denied visas by the UK Government.  One report gives a figure of 167 visas granted to a Russian trade delegation numbering 347, implying that at least 180 have... Read more

Himkompozit creates triple-lamitate transparencies for Ka62

Himkompozit creates triple-lamitate transparencies for Ka62

14-Jul-2014Source: HeliHub.com

The Kamov Ka62 is the target helicopter model for a newly developed transparency product.  Russian company Himkompozit – part of the Rostec group – has successfully conducted dynamic bench testing on the new product.  It would appear that the outer two laminates of the new product are silicate-based to provide increased abrasion resistance as well... Read more

Russian dependence on Ukraine-produced helicopter engines to be eliminated?

Russian dependence on Ukraine-produced helicopter engines to be eliminated?

11-Jul-2014Source: HeliHub.com

Russian Helicopters could replace supplies of Ukraine-produced engines within 18 months according to Deputy General Director Andrei Shibitov.  Quoted in a speech at the Innoprom industrial exhibition and conference in Yekaterinburg this week. Headquartered in Zaporizhia, the Ukraine-based manufacturer Motor Sich was clearly in Shibitov’s sights.  He noted that the Russian Ministry of Industry has... Read more

10-Jul-14 RA-23721 Mil Mi-2 Varyeganskiy, Russia (1F)

10-Jul-14 RA-23721 Mil Mi-2 Varyeganskiy, Russia (1F)

10-Jul-2014

Tail boom (or rotor?) hit wires on take-off, causing crash.  Tail some metres from rest of wreckage, but unclear if that was contributory or result of accident.  Aircraft had been leased by Lukoil and had just dropped off oil workers. Pilot Nicholas Vandakurov killed.... Read more

05-Jul-14 RA-04288 Robinson R44 Novosheshminskij, Russia

05-Jul-14 RA-04288 Robinson R44 Novosheshminskij, Russia

5-Jul-2014

Substantially damaged in hard landing due to poor weather – fast approaching thunderstorm with associated winds.  Pilot Vadim Gilmanov was seriously injured, but his life is not in danger according to reports... Read more

04-Jul-14 RF-31351 Mil Mi-26 Khabarovsk, Russia

04-Jul-14 RF-31351 Mil Mi-26 Khabarovsk, Russia

4-Jul-2014

Caught fire during refuelling and completely burnt out (photo)... Read more

Rostvertol celebrates 75th anniversary

Rostvertol celebrates 75th anniversary

2-Jul-2014Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters (a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec) congratulates the staff of Rostvertol on the 75th anniversary of its founding. “75 years is a significant milestone and an important celebration for the company. The success and achievements of which we are rightfully proud today are a credit to the company’s staff,” Russian... Read more

30-Jun-14 RA-24541 Mil Mi-8 Chekunda, Russia

30-Jun-14 RA-24541 Mil Mi-8 Chekunda, Russia

30-Jun-2014

15 POB (including 12 firefighters) survived the crash of this Mi-8.  Post crash fire.  Registration validated by this local language report... Read more

28-Jun-14 RA-1588G Robinson R66 Temnolesskaya, Russia (4F)

28-Jun-14 RA-1588G Robinson R66 Temnolesskaya, Russia (4F)

28-Jun-2014

Details not yet known, but helicopter crashed killing all four POB including pilot A.I. Goncharenko, businessman Samvel Elugyan plus his 22-year-old daughter Alina Elugyan and 13-year-old son Eugene Elugyan.  Post crash fire... Read more

21-Jun-14 RA-3121K Mil Mi-2 Staromavrinskoe, Russia

21-Jun-14 RA-3121K Mil Mi-2 Staromavrinskoe, Russia

21-Jun-2014

Both pilots seriously injured in low level accident involving powerlines during agricultural operations – named as Anatoly Kurilov and Alexander Fumchenko... Read more

Russian Emergencies Ministry adds Ka32 at Crimean port of Sevastopol

Russian Emergencies Ministry adds Ka32 at Crimean port of Sevastopol

16-Jun-2014Source: MES Севастополе

[Electronic translation] Helicopter KA-32 Russian Emergencies Ministry entered service Sevastopol garrison and successfully passes the first “battle” of the test. Sevastopol Russian Emergencies Ministry specialists have developed a plan of prevention and liquidation of emergency situations during the formation of the wildfires in the city of Sevastopol in this year with the use of the Russian... Read more

Ukraine – New military leaders try repossessing 26 leased Mi-8s

Ukraine – New military leaders try repossessing 26 leased Mi-8s

16-Jun-2014Source: Ukrainian Helicopters

The following is an electronic translation of Ukrainian Helicopters response to an assertion by the new military leadership in Ukraine that the 26 Mi-8MTV-1 helicopters leased from the military should be returned, claiming breach of contract per this story  Airline “Ukrainian Helicopters” for more than ten years of experience in the international air transport market,... Read more

The Bell 429 Completing Successful EMS Missions in Russia

The Bell 429 Completing Successful EMS Missions in Russia

16-Jun-2014Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced th Bell 429 is successfully completing key Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) missions for new Russian customers. Heli-Drive, one of Bell Helicopter’s independent representatives in the region has customized a Bell 429 and constructed the first six of 16 total helipads at regional hospitals to support... Read more

UTair Professionals Named Best in Russian Helicopter Industry

UTair Professionals Named Best in Russian Helicopter Industry

13-Jun-2014Source: UTair Aviation

UTair Aviation professionals from a variety of specializations were recognized with Best in Profession awards at the annual Helicopter Association International event. Mil Mi-8 aircraft captain Gennady Bobkov won the “Pilot of the Year” award. Igor Kozhevnikov, head of the Helicopter Airworthiness Control and Modernization Department at the UTair Aviation Technical Directorate was recognized in... Read more

Roundup report from HeliRussia 2014

Roundup report from HeliRussia 2014

6-Jun-2014Source: HeliRussia 2014

Results of the HeliRussia 2014 exhibition: opening of the first city helipads in Moscow, participation in the Ukrainian Motor Sich exhibition, premier of a Turbomecca engine, new avionics for the future high-speed helicopter from KRET, results of the business program, Helicopter Industry Association Award winners and other key events. This year, the HeliRussia exhibition gathered... Read more

UTair Optimizes Insurance Coverage for Its Helicopter Fleet

UTair Optimizes Insurance Coverage for Its Helicopter Fleet

6-Jun-2014Source: UTair

A new comprehensive insurance program for UTair Group rotary wing aircraft covering and expanding the number and types of insurance risks has come into force. The new policy provides for hull coverage on helicopters of the Mil family, including Russian-built Mi-8AMT/MTV, Mi-171 and Mi-26 helicopters and the Kamov Ka-32, as well as foreign made helicopters... Read more

Russian operator Aerosouz to build heliport at Rostov

Russian operator Aerosouz to build heliport at Rostov

2-Jun-2014Source: HeliHub.com

​​Russian helicopter company Aerosouz is to build a heliport in Rostov, with an epected project investment of 100 million rubles ($2.86M US).  Full facilities are planned, including hangar, passenger lounge, crew room, maintenance facilities and so on. The agreement was signed between Aerosouz President Alexander Klimchuk (on the right in the photo below) and Rostov Region... Read more

Russia – Aerogeo orders another three Robinson R44s

Russia – Aerogeo orders another three Robinson R44s

1-Jun-2014Source: HeliHub.com

Aerogeo has announced orders for a further three Robinson R44s to take their helicopter fleet to 37.  15 of these are imported types including Airbus AS350B3, EC120 and EC130, Bell 407, and Robinson R44.  While numbers of each are not stated on the company’s website, a photo of seven R44s lined up suggests that this... Read more

31-May-14 Mil Mi-8 Munozero Lake, Russia (16F)

31-May-14 Mil Mi-8 Munozero Lake, Russia (16F)

31-May-2014

At least 16 people were missing after a helicopter believed to be carrying top regional officials and businessmen crashed into a lake in northwestern Russia, police and the emergencies ministry said... Read more

UTair to Install DART Aerospace Auxiliary Equipment on AS350/AS355s

UTair to Install DART Aerospace Auxiliary Equipment on AS350/AS355s

29-May-2014Source: UTair

UTair Aviation has decided to install auxiliary equipment produced by Canadian company DART Aerospace on its AS350 and AS355 helicopters. UTair-Engineering signed a trilateral cooperation agreement with Canadian DART Aerospace and Russian Heliatica at the 7th International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia 2014. The agreement centers on the UTair purchase of equipment produced by DART for... Read more

Russian Helicopters takes part in Aviadarts-2014

Russian Helicopters takes part in Aviadarts-2014

28-May-2014Source: Russian Helicopters

Ka-52 Alligator, Mi-28N Night Hunter combat helicopters and Mi-24 series combat-transport helicopters, including the latest Mi-35M, and Mi-8/17 military transport helicopters operated by the Russian Air Force and manufactured by Russian Helicopters (a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec) took part in the Aviadarts 2014 finals, which ran through 21—25 May at the... Read more

Airbus Helicopters Vostok introduces e-Services

Airbus Helicopters Vostok introduces e-Services

27-May-2014Source: Airbus Helicopters

This year’s highlight for Support & Services is the introduction of a series of e-Services to offer the most modern and innovative services on the Russian market. Keeping Airbus Helicopters flight-ready regardless of the environment and operating conditionsis one of Airbus Helicopters top priorities. Providing the most innovative services and most reactive support is therefore... Read more

HeliRussia – Aviamarket orders another ten R66s

HeliRussia – Aviamarket orders another ten R66s

26-May-2014Source: 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... Read more

Airbus Helicopters and UTair renew training agreement

Airbus Helicopters and UTair renew training agreement

26-May-2014Source: Airbus Helicopters

The successful training of pilots and technical personnel on Ecureuil-family rotorcraft will be continued in a joint Airbus Helicopters and UTair effort with the signing of an agreement at this week’s HeliRussia exhibition in Moscow. UTair’s Personnel Training Center (PTC) provides the courses, which covers type ratings, as well as recurrent and refresher training, for... Read more

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