Russia

Kazan Helicopters produces 7,500th Mi-8/17 series helicopter

Kazan Helicopters produces 7,500th Mi-8/17 series helicopter

26-May-2014Source: Kazan Helicopters

Kazan Helicopters, a Russian Helicopters company (a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec), has produced the 7,500th Mi-8/17 series helicopter. The military transport Mi-8MTV-5 helicopter will be handed over under contract to the Russian Air Force. Mi-8/17 series helicopters are the Russian helicopter industry’s bestsellers thanks to their wide-ranging applications and high flight... Read more

Russian Helicopters and KRET to establish Avionics Integration Centre

Russian Helicopters and KRET to establish Avionics Integration Centre

23-May-2014Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, and Concern Radio-Electronic Technologies (KRET), also part of Rostec, have signed an agreement to establish a Helicopter Avionics Integration Centre (HAIC) to help boost the competitiveness of Russia’s helicopter industry on the global market. The agreement was signed at HeliRussia 2014 by KRET CEO... Read more

UTair participates in HeliRussia 2014

UTair participates in HeliRussia 2014

23-May-2014Source: UTair

UTair Aviation will participate in the 7th International HeliRussia 2014 Helicopter Industry Exhibition taking place in Moscow on May 22-24. The participation in the largest industry exhibition in both Europe and Asia will allow UTair, one of the leaders of global helicopter market and the operator of the most advanced rotary-wing aircraft, to establish new industrial contacts,... Read more

HAI and Sikorsky pull out of HeliRussia exhibition

HAI and Sikorsky pull out of HeliRussia exhibition

19-May-2014Source: HeliHub.com

HeliRussia spokesman Maxim Federov has confirmed to HeliHub.com that both HAI and Sikorsky have pulled out of HeliRussia and they are seeking to reassign the freed-up exhibition space. Additionally, Polish company Ankol – who represent Kamatics Corp in that region – have also announced their intention to follow suit These moves are a direct result... Read more

19-May-14 RA-07232 Eurocopter EC120B Lepsari, Russia (2F)

19-May-14 RA-07232 Eurocopter EC120B Lepsari, Russia (2F)

19-May-2014

Crashed into wooded area killing both on board... Read more

DART Aerospace creates partnership with Russia’s Heliatica

DART Aerospace creates partnership with Russia’s Heliatica

16-May-2014Source: Dart Aerospace

DART Aerospace is proud to announce its partnership with Heliatica LLC, a private company based in Russia, that will distribute DART’saftermarket products in IAC countries such as Russia. Working collaboratively with Heliatica, DARTrecently obtainedfrom the Russian Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) airworthiness approval for its Auxiliary Fuel Tank, Heli-Utility-Basket™ and Bearpaw Kit for Airbus Helicopters AS350... Read more

Revenue at Russian Helicopters grows by 10%

Revenue at Russian Helicopters grows by 10%

1-May-2014Source: Rostec

General Director of Russian Helicopters Alexander Mikheev and managers of the parent company, the holding’s production and knowledge assets participated at the event. Chairman of the Board of Kazan Helicopter Factory, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Tatarstan and Minister of Industry and Trade of the Republic of Tatarstan Ravil Zaripov gave the opening... Read more

Russian Helicopters to sponsor soccer club CSKA

Russian Helicopters to sponsor soccer club CSKA

30-Apr-2014Source: Rostec

[electronic translation] “I am convinced that our cooperation will help the team perform successfully and strengthen the authority of the Russian sports, including in the international arena as well as we do in the aviation industry, delivering advanced helicopters in dozens of countries,” – said Alexander Mikheyev. “For us it is very important the support... Read more

Every sixth helicopter in the world is Russian

Every sixth helicopter in the world is Russian

30-Apr-2014Source: Rostec

Upon its foundation in 2002, the Russian company Oboronprom began to consolidate the helicopter industry under its auspices. By 2004, Oboronprom had incorporated the helicopter design bureau Mile, and by 2005, it joined the Kamovtsy alliance. Nonetheless, the industry remained fragmented. In 2007, the state corporation Rostec established the subsidiary project of Russian Helicopters under the framework... Read more

Russian Helicopters changing the face of Russia’s helicopter industry

Russian Helicopters changing the face of Russia’s helicopter industry

30-Apr-2014Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, discussed a broad range of issues to do with restructuring and upgrading its production capacities and streamlining its management processes at a meeting of the company’s Collegium on 24 April. The Collegium – held at Kazan Helicopters, a Russian Helicopters company – also discussed... Read more

30-Apr-14 RA-06217 Robinson R44 Inta, Russia (1F)

30-Apr-14 RA-06217 Robinson R44 Inta, Russia (1F)

30-Apr-2014

Sole occupant pilot killed in accident – later named as Дмитрий Комиссаров (Dmitry Komissarov), 49-year old general director of  Завод железобетонных изделий (Concrete Products Plant).  Completely destroyed – See photo... Read more

HeliRussia gives exhibitors confidence over political situation

HeliRussia gives exhibitors confidence over political situation

7-Apr-2014Source: HeliRussia

We would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your interest in the 7-th International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia 2014 . In light of the current political situation between the Russian Federation and the Ukraine it’s understandable that some of you fear the possible interferences on the border. According to the latest information we have... Read more

KRET to create avionics for a new high-speed helicopter

KRET to create avionics for a new high-speed helicopter

6-Apr-2014Source: Rostec

The concern Radio-Electronic Technologies (KRET) will present their best developments in the field of helicopter avionics at HeliRussia-2014, an international exhibition for the helicopter industry. The event is to take place May 22-24 at the Crocus Expo exhibition center in Moscow. The most important development KRET will present at the exhibition will be an avionics... Read more

Uralhelicom completes R44 maintenance course

Uralhelicom completes R44 maintenance course

25-Mar-2014Source: Uralhelicom

[Electronic translation] In the period from 12 to 26 March 2014 on the ATB LLC “Ural helicopter company – URALHELICOM “held training courses for technicians servicing helicopters Robinson R44, approved by the Federal Air Transport Agency. Lectures and workshops conducted by teachers and specialists UTC Ural “Ural helicopter company – URALHELICOM “, with extensive experience... Read more

Russia – Aviamarket launches 24×7 customer support

Russia – Aviamarket launches 24×7 customer support

25-Mar-2014Source: Aviamarket

[electronic translation] From today “Aviamarket” provides telephone customer support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. One number + 7 (495) 980-22-00 now quickly and accurately you can get any advice on training, purchase and maintenance of helicopters, as well as sign up for a test drive and schedule flights. “Changes in schedule phone... Read more

Robinson delivers 500th R66 to Russia

Robinson delivers 500th R66 to Russia

24-Mar-2014Source: Robinson

R66 Turbine S/N 500 rolled off Robinson’s production line on March 14, 2014, three and half years since the 5-place helicopter was initially certificated in October 2010. The helicopter was delivered to Aviamarket, one of three R66 dealers in Russia, and will be on display at this year’s Heli-Russia Exhibition in Moscow, May 22-24. Aviamarket... Read more

Vostok Aviation Expands Fleet

Vostok Aviation Expands Fleet

13-Mar-2014Source: UTair

Vostok Aviation, a part of the UTair Group, has launched operations with the first AS350.3 helicopter in its fleet produced by Airbus Helicopters, formerly Eurocopter. The helicopter operated its first commercial flight from Khabarovsk to Komsomolsk-on-Amur on a mission for Russia’s largest oil and gas company.  The AS350 also operates test flights to demonstrate to... Read more

UTair commissions 37th Mi-8AMT

UTair commissions 37th Mi-8AMT

13-Mar-2014Source: UTair

UTair Aviation launched operations with its newest Mi-8AMT helicopter, the 37th to join the fleet. The helicopter was delivered as part of the contract between UTair and the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, now part of Russian Helicopters, signed in 2011. The new passenger helicopter is equipped with modern pilot instrumentation and navigational devices extending its operating potential. The... Read more

Russian Helicopters deliver Mi-8AMT to UTair

Russian Helicopters deliver Mi-8AMT to UTair

5-Mar-2014Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, has delivered a Mi-8AMT helicopter (also known as the Mi-171 for the foreign markets) to the Russian company UTair Aviation. The delivery took place under a contract signed in 2011 between Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, a Russian Helicopters company, and UTair Aviation. “UTair Aviation is a longstanding partner... Read more

Odd couple at centre of Russian helicopter inquiry

Odd couple at centre of Russian helicopter inquiry

5-Mar-2014Source: TheNews.com.pk

The ties between a former US Army colonel and a Russian entrepreneur are at the heart of a criminal investigation into a program that supplies American allies with Russian helicopters.  See full story  The AviaBaltika company forms part of this investigation... Read more

Schiebel Camcopter deployed during Winter Olympics and Paralympics

Schiebel Camcopter deployed during Winter Olympics and Paralympics

3-Mar-2014Source: Schiebel

During the entire Olympics Games – the XXII Winter Games and Paralympics – the CAMCOPTER® S-100 UAS Unmanned Aircraft System (in cooperation with JSC Gorizont Russia: Gorizont Air S-100) is operating in Sochi. The CAMCOPTER® S-100 UAS is surveilling the area within approx. 50 kilometres from the seaside around the Olympic village. Here again, the... Read more

Rockwell Collins Signs MoU with Transas Aviation

Rockwell Collins Signs MoU with Transas Aviation

25-Feb-2014Source: Rockwell Collins

Rockwell Collins has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with St. Petersburg, Russia-based Transas Aviation-a division of Transas Group-to address forward-fit and retrofit avionics opportunities for Russian aircraft platforms. The combined strengths of Rockwell Collins and Transas Aviation, which provides aviation solutions for Russian and international fixed-wing aircraft and helicopter operators, marks a major milestone... Read more

Aviamarket signs cooperation agreement with Moscow Heliport

Aviamarket signs cooperation agreement with Moscow Heliport

22-Feb-2014Source: Aviamarket

[Electronic translation] February 19 signed an agreement on mutual cooperation between the two companies “NDV-group” – the investor of the project “Heliport Moscow” and “Aviamarket” – Russia’s largest authorized dealer Robinson Helicopter Company. “Heliport Moscow” – a unique project of the Civil Code “NDV”, which has no analogues in our country. Europe’s largest helicopter center is... Read more

Russian Helicopters role in XXII Winter Olympic Games in Sochi

Russian Helicopters role in XXII Winter Olympic Games in Sochi

7-Feb-2014Source: Russian Helicopters

Helicopters manufactured by Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, will play an active role in providing security at the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, which run from 7-23 February, and at the 2014 XI Paralympic Winter Games from 7-16 March. Helicopters will be used by the Russian Interior Ministry,... Read more

Results of UTair’s Supervisory Board meeting

Results of UTair’s Supervisory Board meeting

6-Feb-2014Source: UTair

The UTair Aviation Supervisory Board approved a series of policy documents outlining the primary areas of development for the UTair Group for 2012-2014 and UTair Group helicopter business development strategy at its meeting on January 31, 2013. The approved plans determine key strategic goals for all enterprises belonging to the Group, including development priorities, targeted financial... Read more

05-Feb-14 RA-1434G Mil Mi-2 Tevrizsky District. Russia

05-Feb-14 RA-1434G Mil Mi-2 Tevrizsky District. Russia

5-Feb-2014

Rotor blades contacted building on take-off, causing helicopter to crash.  Post accident fire.  Pilot escaped unharmed... Read more

03-Feb-14 RA-25655 Mil Mi-8 Bovanenkovo, Russia

03-Feb-14 RA-25655 Mil Mi-8 Bovanenkovo, Russia

3-Feb-2014

Pilot lost vertical visibility due to fog, hit the ground heavily and the helicopter rolled onto its side.  Of 19 POB, one serious injury... Read more

Russian Hour at Heli-Expo 2014 in Anaheim

Russian Hour at Heli-Expo 2014 in Anaheim

23-Jan-2014Source: HIA

On 26, February 2014 Helicopter Industry Association and Russian Helicopters Holding (OBORONPROM Corporation subsidiary within a Russian Technologies State Corporation company) will traditionally hold “Russian Hour” in the frames of the International Helicopter Exhibition HELI-EXPO 2014 (25  — 27, February 2014, Anaheim, California, the USA). Main objectives of the “Russian Hour” are to meet international colleagues... Read more

Russia – Regional government of Sakhalin Oblast buy two Mi-8MTV-1

Russia – Regional government of Sakhalin Oblast buy two Mi-8MTV-1

16-Jan-2014Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, will deliver two medium multirole Mi-8MTV-1 helicopters to the regional government of Sakhalin Oblast in the first quarter of 2015. The Mi-8MTV-1 will expand flight coverage of the region, and significantly increases the range of air ambulances in Sakhalin. The helicopters will operate regional... Read more

Russia to Modify Mi-8 for Arctic warfare

Russia to Modify Mi-8 for Arctic warfare

2-Jan-2014Source: RIA Novosti

Russia’s Ulan-Ude aircraft manufacturing plant has announced that it is developing a variant of the famed Mi-8 transport helicopter for use by the military in harsh Arctic climate.  See full story... Read more

23-Dec-13 Mil Mi-8 Novy Urengoy, Russia

23-Dec-13 Mil Mi-8 Novy Urengoy, Russia

23-Dec-2013

Damage to tail rotor blades and tail boom during landing phase, arriving from Sabetta.  No reported injuries to 3 crew and 13 passengers on board... Read more

First Russian EC130T2 completes customer acceptance

First Russian EC130T2 completes customer acceptance

22-Dec-2013Source: Eurocopter Vostok

Eurocopter Vostok and Heliport Moscow signed a contract for two EC130 T2 to be delivered in February and August 2014 respectively. These are the first EC130 T2 sold to Russia which makes Heliport Moscow the launching operator of the latest version of the EC130 family. Heliport Moscow is a daughter company of NDV Group, one... Read more

Russian Helicopters opens thermo-chemical parts processing plant

Russian Helicopters opens thermo-chemical parts processing plant

20-Dec-2013Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, has opened a thermo-chemical parts processing plant – the only one of its kind in Russia – at Reductor-PM, the Perm-based Russian Helicopters company that produces gearbox and transmission units. Today’s official opening ceremony was attended by the Perm Minister of Industry, Enterprise and Trade... Read more

17-Dec-13 Kamov Ka226 Bashkortostan, Russia

17-Dec-13 Kamov Ka226 Bashkortostan, Russia

17-Dec-2013

Damaged in force landing after cockpit filled with smoke.  Flight described as a ferry flight from the factory at Kumertau (Republic of Bashkortostan) to Boules airfield (Samara) which suggests it may be the delivery of a new helicopter... Read more

UTair Selects Swiss AviationSoftware for MRO solutions

UTair Selects Swiss AviationSoftware for MRO solutions

12-Dec-2013Source: UTair

UTair Aviation has selected the Swiss software provider Swiss AviationSoftware to support its aircraft MRO and continuing airworthiness, in particular to create a unified joined platform solution for aircraft maintenance. Swiss AviationSoftware’s AMOS software module includes a database for all necessary technical data, aircraft statuses, information on their parts and units as well as history... Read more

R22 production continues slowly – but who is buying?

R22 production continues slowly – but who is buying?

12-Dec-2013Source: HeliHub.com

Back in the heady days of 1991, Robinson built no fewer than 402 R22s in one year at their California factory in Torrance. By comparison, the most recent 200 R22s have been produced by Robinson Helicopter Co at a much more leisurely rate over the last four and a half years. Analysis of these 200... Read more

09-Dec-13 RA-04060 Eurocopter AS350B3 Uzhur, Russia

09-Dec-13 RA-04060 Eurocopter AS350B3 Uzhur, Russia

9-Dec-2013

EMS helicopter crashed with pilot and two paramedics on board.  Helicopter on its side.  Boom broken off at root and tail is lying next to rotorhead... Read more

06-Dec-13 RA-2097G Schweizer 300C Rostov Oblast, Russia (2F)

06-Dec-13 RA-2097G Schweizer 300C Rostov Oblast, Russia (2F)

6-Dec-2013

Two killed on instructional flight.  Reports state R44 as helicopter type but photo evidence shows S300C.  Tail boom and tail rotor separate from the rest of the wreckage which was completely burned out.... Read more

05-Dec-13 RA-24430 Mil Mi-8 Kargasok, Russia

05-Dec-13 RA-24430 Mil Mi-8 Kargasok, Russia

5-Dec-2013

Heavy landing in snow covered field after main blades struck tail boom.  15 passengers and 3 crew members on board.  No fatalities... Read more

Ansat-U and Mi-8 MTV-5 arrive with Russian Armed Forces

Ansat-U and Mi-8 MTV-5 arrive with Russian Armed Forces

27-Nov-2013Source: Russian Helicopters

[Electronic translation]   Kazan Helicopter Plant (KHP), belongs to the holding company “Russian Helicopters”, Defence Ministry gave another batch of military transport helicopters  Mi-8 MTV-5  game and training helicopters  “ANSAT-U” . Holding “Russian Helicopters” builds a relationship with the Defense Ministry as one of the most important customers in the long term. In 2012, by order of the state line... Read more

Oboronprom plans $122M investment in Mil helicopter plant

Oboronprom plans $122M investment in Mil helicopter plant

26-Nov-2013Source: HeliHub.com

The Mil Helicopter Plant in Moscow is planning a significant expansion, although the numbers supplied by Rostec do not compute…. The announcment on Friday stated that Oboronprom may buy 8 million shares at a price of 504 roubles per share, equating to 4,032,000,000 roubles in total – this is $122.2M at today’s exchange rate. The... Read more

Russia considers joint venture Kamov plant in India

Russia considers joint venture Kamov plant in India

25-Nov-2013Source: RIA Novosti

Russian deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin is quoted as saying that agreement was reached after talks between India’s prime minister Manmohan Singh and President Vladimir Putin last month  See full story... Read more

Russia claims $5 billion in helicopter orders at Dubai

Russia claims $5 billion in helicopter orders at Dubai

24-Nov-2013Source: UPI

Russia’s state-owned arms exporter said Saturday it has new orders worth $5 billion from Arabian Gulf nations for helicopters. see full story... Read more

24-Nov-13 Mil Mi-8 Krasnoyarsk, Russia

24-Nov-13 Mil Mi-8 Krasnoyarsk, Russia

24-Nov-2013

Returned to take-off point after avionics issue... Read more

22-Nov-13 RA-06310 Robinson R44 Tarakanovo Yarkovsky, Russia

22-Nov-13 RA-06310 Robinson R44 Tarakanovo Yarkovsky, Russia

22-Nov-2013

Force landing, minimal apparent damage.  Registration not verified... Read more

Russian Helicopters demonstrates VIP Mi-171A2 and Mi-38 to Presidential flight

Russian Helicopters demonstrates VIP Mi-171A2 and Mi-38 to Presidential flight

21-Nov-2013Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of Rostec State Corporation, carried out testing of the new Mi-171A2 and Mi-38 helicopters at the National Helicopter Building Centre (NHBC) in Tomilino, Moscow Region. The tests were attended by Vladimir Kozhin, Chief of the Presidential Property Management Directorate. The NHBC is currently carrying out the first round... Read more

Simplex Receives Russian STC on Kamov Ka32 Fire Attack System

Simplex Receives Russian STC on Kamov Ka32 Fire Attack System

21-Nov-2013Source: Simplex Aerospace

Simplex® Aerospace has received Russian STC on its Fire Attack™ system for the Russian built KA-32 helicopter.  The new STC for the Simplex® Aerospace Model 328 Fire Attack™ tank was approved by the Aviation Register of Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC AR) in Russia.  The IAC AR had previously approved the Simplex® Aerospace Model 10900-050.  The... Read more

HAI President Attends Russian UN Session

HAI President Attends Russian UN Session

19-Nov-2013Source: HAI

On Thursday, October 10, HAI President Matt Zuccaro attended a meeting at the Russian Federation Mission to the United Nations in Manhattan, N.Y. where UTair, an HAI member and largest Russian helicopter operator, presented its annual report regarding the company’s activities over the past year. UTair showcased the company’s newest air transport services for UN... Read more

19-Nov-13 Mil Mi-8 Nadim, Russia

19-Nov-13 Mil Mi-8 Nadim, Russia

19-Nov-2013

Emergency landing – due to loss of oil pressure?... Read more

Kubanavia accepts EC145 destined for 2014 Winter Olympics

Kubanavia accepts EC145 destined for 2014 Winter Olympics

12-Nov-2013Source: Uralhelicom

[Electronic translation] “Ural helicopter company – URALHELICOM”carried out the acceptance helicopter EC145 Eurocopter , which took place at the plant Eurocopter in the German town of Donauwörth. Customer helicopter was the government of Krasnodar region in the face of KSU QC “Kubanavia” in preparation for the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi in 2014. The new EC145 presented in VIP configuration and will be... Read more

Rostvertol CEO awarded “Honorary Citizen of the Rostov region” title

Rostvertol CEO awarded “Honorary Citizen of the Rostov region” title

11-Nov-2013Source: Russian Helicopters

[electronic translation]  Boris Slyusarev, General Director of JSC “Rostvertol” the Holding “Helicopters of Russia”, was awarded the title of “Honorary Citizen of Rostov region.” Sign and an honorary citizen Boris Slyusarev handed Rostov Region Governor Vasily Golubev. The solemn ceremony of awarding was held at the Rostov State Musical Theatre in early November. Boris Slusar thanked the... Read more

Russian Helicopters wins CSR award from Industry and Trade Ministry

Russian Helicopters wins CSR award from Industry and Trade Ministry

10-Nov-2013Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of Rostec State Corporation, has won the Ministry of Industry and Trade award for best integrated corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy. Alexander Mikheev, CEO of Russian Helicopters, received the award from Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov at a ceremony held today at the Ministry in Moscow. “We are grateful... Read more

General director of Kazan Helicopters receives the Order of Honour

General director of Kazan Helicopters receives the Order of Honour

31-Oct-2013Source: Russian Helicopters

On 29 October, at a ceremony held in the Catherine Hall of the Kremlin, Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation, awarded the Order of Honour to Vadim Ligay, general director of Kazan Helicopters. This was by a decree of July 2013. “I am grateful to the President and the Government of Russia for their... Read more

29-Oct-13 Kamov Ka52K Zhulebino, Russia

29-Oct-13 Kamov Ka52K Zhulebino, Russia

29-Oct-2013

Experimental Kamov Ka52K crashed on test flight, close to residential area.  Two on board injured and were clear of the aircraft when it exploded twice, caught fire and burned out.  One report suggests the ejector seats activated uncommanded.  Another report says two people on the ground injured too... Read more

Russian Helicopters briefs government commission on HR initiatives

Russian Helicopters briefs government commission on HR initiatives

28-Oct-2013Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of Rostec State Corporation, yesterday hosted a plenary session of the Russian government’s defence industry committee to discuss staff training to support the future of Russia’s military industries, and a meeting on cooperation between military enterprises in Russia and Belarus. The session took place at Kazan Helicopters, and... Read more

Regional forum on joint Russian-Kazakh helicopter projects to be held Wednesday

Regional forum on joint Russian-Kazakh helicopter projects to be held Wednesday

22-Oct-2013Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of Rostec State Corporation, and Aircraft Repair Plant No. 405, with support from the Akimat of Almaty, will host the Russian-Kazakh Helicopter Projects regional forum on 23 October at the Dostyk hotel in Almaty. “Kazakhstan is one of the fastest-growing markets wh ere helicopters are in high demand,” said Mikhail Dubrovin, marketing... Read more

Russia/Canada bubble passes – Robinson to drop R66 production rate

Russia/Canada bubble passes – Robinson to drop R66 production rate

2-Oct-2013Source: HeliHub.com

The rush of R66 orders from Canada and Russia following the relatively recent type certification in those two countries is all but over. At the end of October 2013, Robinson will reduce the production rate of their five-seat turbine from 12 to 8 per month – although we expect it will rise at some point... Read more

Bell to hold third Safety Symposium in Russia this week

Bell to hold third Safety Symposium in Russia this week

1-Oct-2013Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today it will hold a regional safety symposium for rotorcraft pilots and technicians from across Russia on Thursday, October 3 at the Marriott Moscow Grand. The third symposium of its type offered by Bell Helicopter this year, the safety symposium educates maintainers and operators on common... Read more

Russian Helicopters to showcase military models at Russia Arms Expo 2013

Russian Helicopters to showcase military models at Russia Arms Expo 2013

25-Sep-2013Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of Rostec State Corporation, will bring its line-up of military helicopters to Russia Arms Expo 2013, the ninth international exhibition of arms, military equipment and munitions, which takes place on 25-28 September 2013 in Nizhny Tagil, Russia. The Company’s display can be found in pavilion 2 at stand 2.6.... Read more

Russia – JetExpo event adds five 429s and two 407GXs to Bell order book

Russia – JetExpo event adds five 429s and two 407GXs to Bell order book

21-Sep-2013Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), continues to expand its presence in Russia, announcing purchase agreements for seven aircraft signed during Jet Expo 2013 in Moscow last week. During the show, Bell Helicopter displayed its newest product, the Bell 429, in a corporate configuration. Bell Helicopter has secured agreements for the sale of seven helicopters, including... Read more

39th European Rotorcraft Forum recognised as among most successful

39th European Rotorcraft Forum recognised as among most successful

19-Sep-2013Source: Russian Helicopters

The European Rotorcraft Forum 2013 (ERF) held on 3-6 September in Moscow was one of the best in the Forum’s history organisationally and technically, and also witnessed some one of the most interesting presentations. This year’s Forum was organised by Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of Rostec State Corporation. The Forum brought Russia... Read more

Russian R66s complete round-the-world trip

Russian R66s complete round-the-world trip

19-Sep-2013Source: Aviamarket

On Saturday 14th September, after 39448 km, 43 days and total 220 hours of the flight time, two Robinson R66s arrived back in Moscow after completing a trip round the world.  Here is the electronic translation of the story from Aviamarket, Robinson dealers in Russia. During the 43 days of the pilots flying club on... Read more

Russian Sport Ministry pays tribute to Margarita Afanaskin

Russian Sport Ministry pays tribute to Margarita Afanaskin

19-Sep-2013Source: Russian Sport Ministry

[electronic translation] On Monday, 16 September, in the course of the search and rescue operation in the area of ​​the village Selco Staritskogo region Tver region Internal Affairs Ministry and the Emergencies Ministry found the wreckage of helicopter AgustaWestland AW119 Koala, who disappeared under mysterious circumstances on Saturday, September 14. The pilot of the crashed helicopter... Read more

Russia – United Engine Corp to become Turbomeca repair and overhaul facility

Russia – United Engine Corp to become Turbomeca repair and overhaul facility

17-Sep-2013Source: Turbomeca

Turbomeca (Safran) announces the signature of a MRO Licence Agreement with Ural Works of Civil Aviation (UWCA), paving the way for UWCA to become Repair and Overhaul Facility in Russia for Turbomeca Arrius 2G1 and Ardiden 3G engines, powering Ka-226T and Ka-62 Helicopters respectively. Ural Works of Civil Aviation will be approved for performing the... Read more

Eurocopter delivers last of UTair order for 20 AS350 and AS355

Eurocopter delivers last of UTair order for 20 AS350 and AS355

14-Sep-2013

UTair Aviation has received its 20th Eurocopter helicopter, the final delivery of which marks the completion of the 2010 contract for AS 350/355 Ecureuil aircraft delivery. The 20 rotary wing aircraft, including 14 new AS350 B3e and 6 AS355 NP, have entered service within the airline’s fleet. “We continue our partnership with Eurocopter in view of the... Read more

14-Sep-13 AgustaWestland AW119 Selco Staritskogo, Russia (2F)

14-Sep-13 AgustaWestland AW119 Selco Staritskogo, Russia (2F)

14-Sep-2013

Helicopter lost contact with ATC and was not found for over two days.   Impact of the crash killed both on board.  The pilot was Margarita Afanaskina, champion of various helicopter flying competitions (see tribute from Russian Ministry of Sport).  Passenger was senior forestry official named Sergei Medvedev... Read more

Eurocopter show AS350B3 at Russian business aviation “Jet Expo” event

Eurocopter show AS350B3 at Russian business aviation “Jet Expo” event

13-Sep-2013Source: Eurocopter Vostok

[electronic translation] Eurocopter returned to the exhibition business aviation Jet Expo with an unusually elegant VIP-helicopter. Visitors to the exhibition of the Russian business aviation Jet Expo, which is held in Moscow in the business terminal “Vnukovo-3” from September 12 to 14, will see Eurocopter AS350 B3 helicopter with a stylish interior and a VIP-will... Read more

Russian Helicopters grows H1 revenue by 7% and EBITDA bu 20

Russian Helicopters grows H1 revenue by 7% and EBITDA bu 20

12-Sep-2013Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters (“the Company”) – a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec – announces its consolidated financial results for the first half of 2013 under IFRS. Firm backlog totaled 870 helicopters as of June 30, 2013; Revenue grew by 6.9% to RUB 64.5 billion; EBITDA1 surged 29.3% to RUB 11.8 billion, representing an EBITDA... Read more

First Bell 407GX delivered into Russia

First Bell 407GX delivered into Russia

12-Sep-2013Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the delivery of the first Bell 407GX to be operated in Russia to Helidrive in Saint-Petersburg. The Bell 407GX will be utilized for private and charter flights. “The Russian market is an essential component of Bell Helicopter’s international growth strategy and we are focused on... Read more

12-Sep-13 Mil Mi-8 Turukhansk, Russia

12-Sep-13 Mil Mi-8 Turukhansk, Russia

12-Sep-2013

1 injured from 9 passengers and 3 crew on board.... Read more

11-Sep-13 RA-24223 Mil Mi-8 Tarko-Sale, Russia

11-Sep-13 RA-24223 Mil Mi-8 Tarko-Sale, Russia

11-Sep-2013

Crashed after reported engine failure.  No injuries... Read more

09-Sep-13 Mil Mi-2 Dolinsk, Russia (3F)

09-Sep-13 Mil Mi-2 Dolinsk, Russia (3F)

9-Sep-2013

Crashed and consumed by fire, killing all three on board.  Photos of wreckage show it half buried, implying significant vertical speed at impact.... Read more

Russian Helicopters welcomes experts to Moscow for 39th European Rotorcraft Forum

Russian Helicopters welcomes experts to Moscow for 39th European Rotorcraft Forum

3-Sep-2013Source: Russian Helicopters

The 39th European Rotorcraft Forum gets underway today at the Moscow Marriott Grand Hotel. The three-day Forum is organized by Russian Helicopters (a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec) and runs through 6 September. Dozens of scientists and experts from Russia, the US, France, the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, Japan and other countries... Read more

UAE firm plans to turn Berkut into attack drone

UAE firm plans to turn Berkut into attack drone

3-Sep-2013Source: RIA Novosti

Russia’s Berkut Aero design bureau and the UAE’s Adcom Systems are considering the Berkut VL helicopter as a model for a drone to be stationed aboard an aircraft carrier – see full story... Read more

Russian Helicopters obtains certification for corporate and VIP version of Mi-171

Russian Helicopters obtains certification for corporate and VIP version of Mi-171

1-Sep-2013Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, has obtained certification from the Aviation Register of the Interstate Aviation Committee for the commercial Mi-171 designed for corporate and VIP transportation. The certificate was presented to the helicopter’s developer, Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant, at the MAKS 2013... Read more

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