Russia

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

MAKS 2013 – AgustaWestland and UTair Sign Service Centre Agreement

MAKS 2013 – AgustaWestland and UTair Sign Service Centre Agreement

29-Aug-2013Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce the signing of a Service Centre Agreement with UTair Aviation of Russia during an official ceremony held at MAKS 2013 today. Under the agreement UTair will act as an authorized service station, providing a comprehensive range of support and maintenance services as well as an extensive spare... Read more

Russia produces 750th Mi-8AMT / Mi-171

Russia produces 750th Mi-8AMT / Mi-171

22-Aug-2013Source: Russian Helicopters

Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (UUAP), a Russian Helicopters company, has produced the 750th Mi-8AMT (the export designation – Mi-171). The landmark was achieved on the eve of the MAKS 2013 International Aviation & Space Salon, one of the largest aviation forums anywhere in the world. The Mi-8AMTSh will enter service with the Russian Defence Ministry. According to the Ministry, the ruggedness, reliability... Read more

AgustaWestland says Russia AW139 talks are “still on”

AgustaWestland says Russia AW139 talks are “still on”

20-Aug-2013

AgustaWestland is still negotiating an order with the Russian government for its AW139 helicopters, a spokesman said after speculation about the order falling through hit the shares of parent company Finmeccanica (SIFI.MI) on Tuesday  see full story... Read more

UTair Bo105 joins Arctic Scientific Expedition

UTair Bo105 joins Arctic Scientific Expedition

14-Aug-2013Source: UTair

On June 28, 2013 a UTair Aviation Eurocopter BO 105 helicopter joined the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute expedition organized by State Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute. The UTair helicopter is outfitted with special equipment for conducting operations in the polar conditions and departed to participate in the project from the deck of the diesel-electric icebreaker Capitan... Read more

08-Aug-13 Mil Mi-8 Urengoj, Russia

08-Aug-13 Mil Mi-8 Urengoj, Russia

8-Aug-2013

Single engine failure.  Three crew and one passenger not injured.... Read more

39th European Rotorcraft Forum expects 200+ attendees from 15 countries

39th European Rotorcraft Forum expects 200+ attendees from 15 countries

7-Aug-2013Source: Russian Helicopters

Over 200 people from 15 countries have already registered as participants of the 39th European Rotorcraft Forum (ERF 2013). The number continues to grow and it is expected that the forum could attract a total of 250-300 participants. This year Russian Helicopters (a subsidiary of Oboronprom, which is part of the State Corporation Rostec) is... Read more

06-Aug-13 Robinson R44 Irkutsk, Russia (2F)

06-Aug-13 Robinson R44 Irkutsk, Russia (2F)

6-Aug-2013

There were two people aboard – a pilot, Artur Assadulin, and a passenger, Vasyl Zazulchak, a citizen of Ukraine.   Under conditions of poor visibility, the helicopter crashed into a hill.... Read more

06-Aug-13 Mil Mi-8 Toboyskoye, Russia

06-Aug-13 Mil Mi-8 Toboyskoye, Russia

6-Aug-2013

Hard landing, reported as no serious injuries to 22 POB... Read more

Two Russian R66s start round-the-world flight

Two Russian R66s start round-the-world flight

5-Aug-2013Source: HeliHub.com

A pair of Robinson R66s, each with two crew, have set off from Russia on a round-the-world tour from Bunkovo Heliport 40 miles north west of Moscow. For 45 days, the crews will see virtually all climatic zones and most inaccessible corners of the planet. Plans to fly over the Norwegian fjords, across the Atlantic,... Read more

21-Jul-13 RA-04049 Eurocopter EC120 Kola Peninsula, Russia (3F)

21-Jul-13 RA-04049 Eurocopter EC120 Kola Peninsula, Russia (3F)

21-Jul-2013

Shortly after dropping off two tourist anglers and their interpreter, the pilot took off but crashed into them, killing all three. The pilot survived.  The casualties were named here as retired lawyer Rupert Beaumont and fine-art dealer Mark Robertson, both 69, and their Russian guide and interpreter, Alexander Tushnikov, 53.... Read more

21-Jul-13 RA-1881G Eurocopter SA316B Solohaul, Russia

21-Jul-13 RA-1881G Eurocopter SA316B Solohaul, Russia

21-Jul-2013

Helicopter was circling nose-down at low level before crashing into shallow Shahe River – see video.  Possible engine failure – note flame from exhaust just prior to impact... Read more

Moscow to host 39th European Rotorcraft Forum

Moscow to host 39th European Rotorcraft Forum

19-Jul-2013Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, will host the 39th European Rotorcraft Forum (ERF), a landmark event for the global helicopter industry that convenes to analyse current trends in state-of-the-art rotorcraft manufacturing and identify technological prospects for innovation in the industry. The ERF... Read more

14-Jul-13 Mil Mi-8 Tomsk Region, Russia

14-Jul-13 Mil Mi-8 Tomsk Region, Russia

14-Jul-2013

The Mi-8 helicopter made an emergency landing and fell on its side.  17 POB of which 7 were injured.... Read more

02-Jul-13 RA-22657 Mil Mi-8 Deputatsky, Russia (23F)

02-Jul-13 RA-22657 Mil Mi-8 Deputatsky, Russia (23F)

2-Jul-2013

Loss of control due to mountain winds (according to this report), killing 23 of 28 POB.  The five survivors were the three crew and two of the passengers, one a child.... Read more

New light multirole Ka-226T begins demo tour

New light multirole Ka-226T begins demo tour

12-Jun-2013Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, today launched the first demonstration flights of the light multirole Ka-226T in Kazakhstan. Organised by Russian Helicopters, the demonstration tour is aimed at potential Ka-226T customers in Kazakhstan, including the airborne divisions of the Ministry... Read more

UTair helicopter operations continue to find cargo a struggle

UTair helicopter operations continue to find cargo a struggle

11-Jun-2013Source: HeliHub.com

UTair has released its helicopter division operational statistics for May 2013, and the cumulative figures for January to May 2013 – and comparisons to 2012 of both. International flight hours continue to show a significant decrease, with 14% less hours flown outside Russia in May, taking the cumulative to 9.6% down. Internal flight hours inside... Read more

UTair Supervisory Board Meeting Results Published

UTair Supervisory Board Meeting Results Published

10-Jun-2013Source: UTair

A regular meeting of the UTair Aviation Supervisory Board took place on the May 27, 2013. The Supervisory Board adopted the agenda of the Annual General Meeting scheduled to take place on June 27, 2013 in Khanty-Mansiysk. The Board approved the annual report for 2012 and advised the AGM to approve it as well. The... Read more

Eurocopter EC130T2 demo flights in Russia and Ukraine

Eurocopter EC130T2 demo flights in Russia and Ukraine

6-Jun-2013Source: Eurocopter Vostok

[electronic translation]  The company Eurocopter conducted in Russia and Ukraine demo tour single-engine helicopter EC130 T 2. New demonstrated improved performance in cities from Moscow to Voronezh, in Dnipropetrovsk, Zhytomyr and Kyiv and Odessa, consistently collecting rave reviews. Model EC130 T2 unveiled on May 16 in Moscow at the International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia 2013. Then there was a series of demonstration... Read more

Ananov breaks 52-year-old rotorcraft world records

Ananov breaks 52-year-old rotorcraft world records

5-Jun-2013Source: FAI

The FAI has recently ratified two rotocraft world records claimed by Sergey Ananov from Russia. On 22 February 2013, Ananov made a “Distance without landing” flight in a Robinson R22 Beta Helicopter of 1232 km (previous record: 1176.79) from Moscow to Ufa (Russia) and a “Distance over a closed circuit” flight of 1062 km (previous... Read more

UTair refinance four Mi-26 helicopters

UTair refinance four Mi-26 helicopters

4-Jun-2013Source: UTair

[electronic translation] OJSC “Airline” UTair »(UTair Aviation) and” Alfa-Leasing “implemented a deal to refinance the acquisition of four Mi-26T. The project is implemented with the support of “Alfa-Bank”, acting as a financing bank. The Mi-26T, “UTair” operated under commercial contracts with Russian oil and gas companies in Western and Eastern Siberia, and are used to service the... Read more

Russian Helicopters to pay 14% of profit as dividend to parent Oboronprom

Russian Helicopters to pay 14% of profit as dividend to parent Oboronprom

28-May-2013Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, announces that the Board of Directors on 23 May met to discuss the convening and holding of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of shareholders of the Company for 2012. The Board of Directors resolved to... Read more

28-May-13 Mil Mi-8 Ivanovsky, Russia (2F)

28-May-13 Mil Mi-8 Ivanovsky, Russia (2F)

28-May-2013

Crashed on training flight, killing two of the four POB... Read more

HAI Participates at HeliRussia 2013

HAI Participates at HeliRussia 2013

23-May-2013Source: HAI

From May 16-18, HAI President Matt Zuccaro and Chairman Chris Erickson represented HAI at the International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia 2013 at the Crocus Expo Center in Moscow. HeliRussia is the only international exhibition in Russia where companies from Russia and other countries present world achievements in every helicopter industry segment, from design and manufacture... Read more

R66 lands at North Pole

R66 lands at North Pole

22-May-2013Source: HeliHub.com

Russian Robinson distributor Aviamarket has landed a Robinson R66 on the North Pole for the first time. In an expedition between 2nd and 14th April, the company’s chief pilot Dmitry Rakitsky flew with Michael Farih to make the record breaking flight for a number of reasons. While the key target was the geographical achievement, the... Read more

21-May-13 RA-20977 Mil Mi-2 Seversky, Russia

21-May-13 RA-20977 Mil Mi-2 Seversky, Russia

21-May-2013

Helicopter crashed into field during agricultural operations... Read more

Ka-226T completes test EMS missions for Winter Olympics in Sochi

Ka-226T completes test EMS missions for Winter Olympics in Sochi

20-May-2013Source: Russian Helicopters

A light multipurpose helicopter with coaxial rotors, the Ka-226T, developed by the Russian Helicopters company (a subsidiary of Oboronprom, which is part of the Rostec State Corporation), took part in test search and rescue missions as part of preparations for the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, 2014. The test flights of Ka-226T which was equipped... Read more

StandardAero New Regional Manager for Russia, India and Asia-Pacific

StandardAero New Regional Manager for Russia, India and Asia-Pacific

20-May-2013Source: StandardAero

StandardAero has appointed Keow Keong (“KK”) Low as the new Asia Regional Sales Manager for StandardAero’s Helicopter Programs. Low will be responsible for providing marketing and service support on the Rolls-Royce M250 and the Rolls-Royce RR300 product lines for operators in the Asia-Pacific region. His territory will span from Russia & India to Japan and... Read more

HeliRussia – First Kamov Ka62 to fly by August

HeliRussia – First Kamov Ka62 to fly by August

17-May-2013Source: HeliHub.com

Russian Helicopters have brought a Ka62 mockup to the HeliRussia 2013 show, but expect to fly the first example before the MAKS show this August. The Kamov design is powered by 1,680-hp Ardiden 3G turboshaft engines. The first transmission system, designed by Austrian specialists Zoerkler should be delivered this month. Certification of the 12-15 seat... Read more

HeliRussia – Transas Aviation to provide locally-made GPS for Bell 407, 429

HeliRussia – Transas Aviation to provide locally-made GPS for Bell 407, 429

17-May-2013Source: Transas Aviation

[electronic translation] Transas Aviation Company, A Part of Transas Group, and Jet Transfer Company, an Official Representative of Rotorcraft American manufacturer Bell Helicopter, have signed A Cooperation Agreement for Installation of GLONASS / GPS equipment on Bell-407 and Bell-429 helicopters. Installation of Transas manufactured GLONASS / GPS Satellite Navigation System, TSS (Transas Satellite System), on... Read more

HeliRussia – Exclases Holdings signs for a GrandNew

HeliRussia – Exclases Holdings signs for a GrandNew

17-May-2013Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Exclases Holdings Ltd. has signed a contract for a GrandNew light twin helicopter in VIP transport configuration for operation in Russia. This latest contract brings to five the number of GrandNew helicopters sold in Russia in the last seven months, highlighting the outstanding success of the... Read more

HeliRussia – Russia-Peru certification agreement opens up opportunties for Helisur

HeliRussia – Russia-Peru certification agreement opens up opportunties for Helisur

17-May-2013Source: UTair

[electronic translation] Signed May 16, 2013 agreement on “mutual recognition of airworthiness documents” between the General Administration of Civil Aviation of the Republic of Peru and the Interstate Aviation Committee enables the company Helicopteros del Sur (Helisur), a member of the group, “UTair”, to begin commercial operation 20 Russian helicopters of “Mil “based in Peru.... Read more

HeliRussia – Russian Helicopters signs agreement with PANH Helicopters

HeliRussia – Russian Helicopters signs agreement with PANH Helicopters

17-May-2013Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, has signed a partnership memorandum with PANH Helicopters, a Russian helicopter operator. Inked today at the HeliRussia 2013 trade show in Moscow, the agreement covers cooperation on stress-testing of new and modified Russian-built helicopters under... Read more

HeliRussia – Bell expands in Russia

HeliRussia – Bell expands in Russia

17-May-2013Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), continues to expand its presence in Russia through recent  aircraft deliveries, the appointment of a second Independent Representative and through participation at the 6th annual HeliRussia exhibition. “Russia is a very important market for Bell Helicopter; their demand for new rotorcraft is increasing and we are ready to provide them... Read more

Russian Helicopters detail their presence at HeliRussia 2013

Russian Helicopters detail their presence at HeliRussia 2013

15-May-2013Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, will bring its current model range of civilian and military helicopters and give an insight into upcoming developments and its international projects at HeliRussia 2013, which takes place on 16-18 May 2013 at the Crocus... Read more

New facilities opened at Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant

New facilities opened at Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant

8-May-2013Source: Helihub.com

Russian manufacturer Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant – part of Russian Helicopters – has recently held the opening ceremony on a new building. The 1,400 sq.m two-storey facility is the administrative and production building for the final assembly shop The new building facilitates the expansion of production space for a second assembly line, as well as to... Read more

All Metal MS Tests Russian Market

All Metal MS Tests Russian Market

7-May-2013Source: All Metal MS, Inc.

All Metal, a global leader in the design and manufacturing of solution driven custom “safety first” maintenance stands, hangar equipment and specialty tooling, announced today that it has reached an agreement with AVIABASE, a Moscow-based product distribution company, to begin testing distribution of All Metal maintenance stands, hanger equipment and specialty tools. All Metal began... Read more

06-May-13 RA-24410 Mil Mi-8 Preobrazhenka, Russia (9F)

06-May-13 RA-24410 Mil Mi-8 Preobrazhenka, Russia (9F)

6-May-2013

Helicopter with 9 persons and 2 tons of explosive... Read more

New helipad in St.Petersburg

New helipad in St.Petersburg

22-Apr-2013Source: Russkie Prostori

Brand new helipadis now available in St.Petersburg right in the Marine Façade which is a city passenger port.  (See full story)... Read more

UTair becomes first Russian AW139 operator

UTair becomes first Russian AW139 operator

10-Apr-2013Source: UTair

[electronic translation] “UTair» (UTair Aviation) commenced operation of a new type of helicopter – AW139 of AgustaWestland. Currently operates two machines, in general contract includes aircraft technical maintenance 10 such aircraft. AW139 – the new generation twin-engine helicopter manufactured by AgustaWestland (Italy), which combines the latest developments of designers and high safety standards. An aircraft in... Read more

Russia – Heliport construction begins at Sheremetyevo Airport

Russia – Heliport construction begins at Sheremetyevo Airport

10-Apr-2013Source: Avia Group

[electronic translation]  By tender was selected general contractor for construction and installation work. Set aside for the construction of a land area of ​​9500 sq.m.  Construction work is scheduled to begin in early April, completion is scheduled for early June. Next is expected to receive a certificate, a passport, and the introduction of the navigation area in... Read more

26-Mar-13 RA-22986 Mil Mi-8MTV Kronotsky, Russia

26-Mar-13 RA-22986 Mil Mi-8MTV Kronotsky, Russia

26-Mar-2013

Rolled over onto its side on landing.  The helicopter carried three crewmembers and 3.2 tonnes of building materials.... Read more

Russia orders 47 Robinson R66s

Russia orders 47 Robinson R66s

21-Mar-2013Source: Robinson

HeliHub.com broke the story of Russian R66 certification ahead of the official press release from Robinson.  Now the latter is issued – see below – there are big order numbers being quoted and evidently Robinson have been happily taking orders and deposits ready for just this time.  Quite a contrasting situation in Europe, though.  Robinson... Read more

Russia certifies the Robinson R66

Russia certifies the Robinson R66

19-Mar-2013Source: HeliHub.com

Robinson distributor Aerosoyuz has announced that the Interstate Aviation Committee – Russia’s type certification authority – has approved the Robinson R66. The company says that the issue of type certificate ST337-R66 has been delayed by at least a year due to the hydraulic issues that has delayed approval by key authorities including Transport Canada and... Read more

16-Mar-13 Mil Mi-8 Khankala, Russia (3F)

16-Mar-13 Mil Mi-8 Khankala, Russia (3F)

16-Mar-2013

Three killed out of four on board a Russian Border Guard Mi-8 which crashed in poor visibility.  A criminal investigation has been opened.... Read more

Is EASA R66 debacle really Robinson’s fault?

Is EASA R66 debacle really Robinson’s fault?

14-Mar-2013Source: HeliHub.com

Robinson continues to work with the relevant authorities to get the turbine engined R66 certified in Russia, Canada and Europe – and a recent press release from Sloane Helicopters confirms that some progress is being made – indeed there is every indication that now the FAA has granted Robinson the ELOS (Equivalent Level of Safety) paperwork, certification... Read more

14-Mar-13 Mil Mi-8T Khabarovsk, Russia

14-Mar-13 Mil Mi-8T Khabarovsk, Russia

14-Mar-2013

Crashed on take off for post-maintenance  test flight... Read more

Bell appoints new Russian Sales Representative

Bell appoints new Russian Sales Representative

9-Mar-2013Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the appointment of Helidrive as its new independent representative for Russia. Helidrive is the first Bell Helicopter authorized independent sales representative in northwest Russia.  Bell Helicopter and Helidrive also announced recent purchase agreements for five aircraft – two Bell 429s and three Bell 407GXs. “Russia... Read more

UTair enters the Top 100 most valuable companies in Russia

UTair enters the Top 100 most valuable companies in Russia

19-Feb-2013Source: UTair

OJSC “Airline” UTair »(UTair Aviation) took 23rd place in the ranking of the” Top 100 most valuable companies in Russia “according to the monthly business magazine” RBC “. The capitalization of the Company as of December 20, 2012 amounted to 411 million U.S. dollars, a 28.4% increase of this indicator in 2011. The rating was... Read more

UTair wins multi-type contract with oil producer Bashneft

UTair wins multi-type contract with oil producer Bashneft

18-Feb-2013

UTair Ufa, part of the UTair Group, has won a tender for the performance of complex of air transport operations for passengers and cargo for Bashneft. UTair Ufa will be the general contractor and organizer of air operations conducted by UTair Group companies: UTair-Helicopter Operations, UTair-Passenger Operations, UTair Express and UTair-Cargo. Transport operations for Bashneft... Read more

UTair signs Mi-8AMT financing deal with Svyazbank

UTair signs Mi-8AMT financing deal with Svyazbank

17-Feb-2013Source: UTair

[electronic translation] OJSC “Airline” UTair ” (UTair Aviation) and JSCB “Svyaz-Bank” accomplished the first deal to refinance the acquisition of three Mi-8AMT with CJSC «REGION Leasing” (part of the group of companies “regions”). “This transaction marked the beginning of our cooperation with Communication-Bank. Due to favorable financing conditions, we were able to significantly reduce the company’s costs to... Read more

UTair January figures – passenger numbers flat, huge jump in freight

UTair January figures – passenger numbers flat, huge jump in freight

12-Feb-2013Source: HeliHub.com

Overall flying time in January 2013 was down marginally, from 9,177 to 9,144 hours, although this was the net effect of domestic flying hours within Russia being 8% up from 5430 to 5863 hours, and a 12.4% fall in flying time outside the country from 3747 down to 3281 hours. Correspondingly, passenger numbers were also... Read more

Russian military plans to buy seven VIP AW139s

Russian military plans to buy seven VIP AW139s

31-Jan-2013Source: HeliHub.com

Local press agency RIA Novosti in Moscow is reporting that the Russian Defence Military has announced plans to buy seven AW139 helicopters for VIP transport.  The aircraft will be built by HeliVert, the joint venture between Russian Helicopters and AgustaWestland – who in turn recently announced the first flight of a locally-completed AW139.  The joint... Read more

Russian engine manufacturer Perm Motors up 13% in 2012

Russian engine manufacturer Perm Motors up 13% in 2012

24-Jan-2013Source: Russian Helicopters

[Electronic translation] JSC “Aviation and transmission gear – Perm Motors” (JSC “Reducer-PM”), part of the holding company “Russian Helicopters”, announced the results 2012 on production of helicopter use. For all products – Gear BP-8, BP-14, BP-26 (designed for helicopters Mi-8/17 and Mi-26 ), transmissions for helicopters “Ansat” and the Mi-28N , as well as transmission 8M – production program has been fully planned... Read more

23-Jan-13 Mil Mi-8 Dudinka, Russia

23-Jan-13 Mil Mi-8 Dudinka, Russia

23-Jan-2013

Avionics problem and pilot returned to his departure point at Dudinka.  Aircraft was operating a regular flight number 9356 on route Dudinka – Ust-Awam – n Volochanka.  No injuries to 3 crew and 12 passengers... Read more

Russia – Uralhelicom and Kubanavia launch EMS EC135T2

Russia – Uralhelicom and Kubanavia launch EMS EC135T2

16-Jan-2013Source: Uralhelicom

[electronic translation] At the end of December 2012 “Ural helicopter company – URALHELICOM» send to the client first Russian EC135T2 helicopter, Eurocopter in the medical version. Customer helicopter was government of Krasnodar region in the face of KSU QC “Kubanavia” in preparation for the Winter Olympic Games 2014 in Sochi. In addition, the new helicopter... Read more

First flight of Russian-built AW139

First flight of Russian-built AW139

15-Jan-2013Source: Russian Helicopters

HeliVert, a Russian Helicopters and AgustaWestland joint venture, is pleased to announce the first AW139 helicopter assembled in Russia has successfully performed its maiden flight. On December 18, 2012, the first AW139 built in Russia, with the tail number 60001, was rolled out at the Helivert assembly plant to perform ground testing. On the following... Read more

Omsk Flight College takes delivery of two AS350B2

Omsk Flight College takes delivery of two AS350B2

10-Jan-2013Source: Helihub.com

Omsk Flight & Technical College have taken delivery of two Eurocopter AS350B2 helicopters just prior to Christmas from Eurocopter Vostok.  These are the first two helicopters in their fleet from non-Russian manufacturers, having previously exclusively used Mi-8s.  They also fly An-2 fixed wing aircraft. The primary motivator for the purchase was to reduce costs, said... Read more

Russian Helicopters win 12th National “Golden Idea” Award

Russian Helicopters win 12th National “Golden Idea” Award

19-Dec-2012Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian helicopter holding “Russian Helicopters”, a subsidiary of OPK “Oboronprom” included in the “Rostekhnologii” became luareatom 12th National Award “Golden Idea” , organized by the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC Russia), in the category ” for his contribution to the promotion of military-technical cooperation, advertising and information support military exports ” . In particular,... Read more

Klimov to start testing new helicopter gunship engine

Klimov to start testing new helicopter gunship engine

19-Dec-2012

Klimov will soon start testing an advanced engine for attack helicopters, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said (see full story)... Read more

UTair running 19.5% up on 2011 after 11 months

UTair running 19.5% up on 2011 after 11 months

18-Dec-2012Source: UTair

KPI for UTair Group helicopter operations for the first 11 months of 2012 have surpassed results for the same period last year. UTair Group helicopter transport operations logged a total of 156,049 flight hours in the first 11 months of 2012, 19.5% more than for the same reporting period last year. In the same period... Read more

UTair shares join Russia’s RTS2 stock market index

UTair shares join Russia’s RTS2 stock market index

17-Dec-2012Source: UTair

On December 18, 2012 the shares of OJSC “Airline” UTair ” (UTAR) are included in the RTS-2 (RTS2) Moscow stock exchange. The presence of “UTair” in the index indicates an increase in the liquidity of the securities in the stock market and their investment appeal. “The inclusion of the shares of” UTair “in the index... Read more

Russian Helicopters takes part in the 5th Helicopter Forum

Russian Helicopters takes part in the 5th Helicopter Forum

11-Dec-2012Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, part of state defence holding Oboronprom and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, announces that it participated in the fifth Helicopter Forum held on 7 December 2012 by the Helicopter Industry Association at the Moscow Aviation Institute Palace of Culture in Moscow. The forum focused on systemic issues affecting the growth... Read more

10-Dec-12 RF-23148 Mil Mi-8 Lake Ritsa, Russia

10-Dec-12 RF-23148 Mil Mi-8 Lake Ritsa, Russia

10-Dec-2012

Heavy emergency landing, seven injured – of which two serious.... Read more

09-Dec-12 Robinson R44 Ploski, Russia

09-Dec-12 Robinson R44 Ploski, Russia

9-Dec-2012

R44 with 3 POB missing.  Did not arrive at intended destination in the Dmitrov District after taking off on 40 mile flight... Read more

Russian Helicopters wins awards at first “Aviation Builder of the Year” event

Russian Helicopters wins awards at first “Aviation Builder of the Year” event

6-Dec-2012Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, part of state defence holding Oboronprom and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, announces that its companies won a number of awards at the inaugural Aviation Builder of the Year competition in Moscow on December 5. Winners included Rosvertol, which manufactures the Mi-28NE Night Hunter attack helicopter [photo] and the super-heavy Mi-26, and was... Read more

UTair celebrates 30 Years of Records set by female Mi-26 crew

UTair celebrates 30 Years of Records set by female Mi-26 crew

6-Dec-2012Source: UTair

December 4 marks the 30 year anniversary of the first all female helicopter crew at Tyumen Civil Aviation, the original airline from which UTair Aviation was born. UTair takes special pride in celebrating this special date in its history and the history of the domestic helicopter industry. The all woman crew, headed by well-known pilot... Read more

UTair adds base at Rostov-on-Don

UTair adds base at Rostov-on-Don

24-Nov-2012Source: UTair

[Electronic translation from Russian]  In the village of Rostov region Olginskaya  airline “UTair” (UTair Aviation) and flying club “Affordable sky” made a presentation of a new joint project “Air Taxi Helicopter Eurocopter». The event was introduced air taxi service on a light multipurpose helicopter Eurocopter AS 355N “UTair”. Invitation of the test flights, assessing the merits of this vehicle. Helicopter... Read more

22-Nov-12 Mil Mi-8 Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia

22-Nov-12 Mil Mi-8 Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia

22-Nov-2012

Emergency landing after helicopter damaged in bird strike... Read more

17-Nov-12 Mil Mi-2 Ivanovo, Russia (2F)

17-Nov-12 Mil Mi-2 Ivanovo, Russia (2F)

17-Nov-2012

2 killed when helicopter crashed into forest... Read more

17-Nov-12 RA-22343 Mil Mi-8 Sedelnikovo, Russia

17-Nov-12 RA-22343 Mil Mi-8 Sedelnikovo, Russia

17-Nov-2012

Turned over onto its side when landing.  Beyond that, reports differ – in particular the company press release and the initial investigation reports and local press.  Some say conditions were gusty, others say low visibility – one report has photo of wreckage with snow falling.  Some say  17 passengers and 3 crew – of which... Read more

UTair helicopter operations Up 20.8% January-October 2012

UTair helicopter operations Up 20.8% January-October 2012

15-Nov-2012Source: UTair

Key performance indicators for UTair Group helicopter operations for the first 10 months of 2012 have surpassed results for the same period last year. UTair Group helicopter transport operations logged a total of 141,678 flight hours in the first 10 months of 2012, constituting 20.8% more than for the same reporting period last year. In... Read more

UTair plans $350M overseas stock offer

UTair plans $350M overseas stock offer

12-Nov-2012Source: Bloomberg

UTair Aviation, the Russian airline and helicopter company controlled by the nation’s fourth-largest oil producer, will seek to raise as much as $350 million in an overseas stock offering in 2013 (see full story)... Read more

BASF Basotect reduces noise in VIP Mi-8

BASF Basotect reduces noise in VIP Mi-8

30-Oct-2012Source: BASF

Hearing protection is no longer needed thanks to Basotect®, the open-celled melamine foam from BASF: Passengers can leave hearing protection behind when boarding a luxurious version of the Russian Mi 8 helicopter. The helicopter, which is over 25 meters long and is used for passenger transport, has been equipped with an improved sound insulation system... Read more

Heli-Drive – first of its kind commercial heliport project

Heli-Drive – first of its kind commercial heliport project

30-Oct-2012Source: Satellit Development

The heliport will be the part of the “Portland” project, which spreads over 19 acres of land Between Saint Petersburg Pulkovo Airport and Beltway and is Managed by Satellit Development . Although the construction has just begun, “Heli-Drive” center has already began professional selection of type, model and necessary configuration of a helicopter from Russian and foreign... Read more

Copyright © 2021 HeliHub

Website by Design Inc

Helihub logo

X