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Russian Helicopters will supply 50 new aircraft for UTair

Russian Helicopters will supply 50 new aircraft for UTair

26-Jul-2021Source: UTair

Helicopter Services JSC and Russian Helicopters holding (part of Rostec State Corporation) signed an agreement on the supply of 50 Mi-171 (Mi-8AMT) helicopters within the framework of the International Aviation and Space Salon – 2021. The document was signed by the Airline CEO UTair Andrey Martirosov and General Director of Russian Helicopters Andrey Boginsky. The agreement... Read more

UTair-Engineering received Airbus approval certificate

UTair-Engineering received Airbus approval certificate

2-Jun-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Following the audit, Airbus once again certified UTair-Engineering JSC as an authorized maintenance center for helicopters of the European aviation concern in Russia. The ceremony of presenting the certificate was held today as part of the international helicopter industry exhibition HeliRussia at Crocus Expo. “At present, UTair-Engineering is the only service center for Airbus helicopters approved... Read more

218 Aviation Repair Plant contracts with UTair for engine maintenance

218 Aviation Repair Plant contracts with UTair for engine maintenance

2-Jun-2021Source: United Engine Corporation

JSC 218 ARP (part of the United Engine Corporation of Rostec) will provide services for servicing helicopter engines in the interests of JSC UTair-Engineering. The corresponding contract between the enterprises was signed at the International Exhibition of the Helicopter Industry HeliRussia-2021. According to the document, 218 ARZ by the end of 2021 must carry out... Read more

23-Sep-19 VT-UTC Airbus H125 Kedarnath, India

23-Sep-19 VT-UTC Airbus H125 Kedarnath, India

23-Sep-2019

Tail damaged and starboard skid splayed out on landing at Kedarnath shrine, which is at an altitude of 11,500ft.  6 POB no serious injuries.  Wreckage airlifted out 26 October per this press report... Read more

UTair Engineering picks AMOS MRO software

UTair Engineering picks AMOS MRO software

12-Sep-2019

Positive AMOS experience also convinces sister company Swiss-AS is pleased to announce that the Russian rotary wing MRO provider UTair Engineering has chosen AMOS and has already planned the first project steps. UTair Engineering now becomes the second member of the UTair Group to choose AMOS, following the airline UTair Aviation, who joined the AMOS... Read more

Mil Moscow and UTair-Engineering sign agreement for upgrading Mi-8/17

Mil Moscow and UTair-Engineering sign agreement for upgrading Mi-8/17

30-Aug-2019Source: Russian Helicopters

During the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2019, Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant of Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) and UTair-Engineering signed a cooperation agreement to develop modified versions of Mi-8/17 helicopters and maintain airworthiness. The agreement gives UTair-Engineering an opportunity to independently carry out all the work related to upgrading helicopters... Read more

UTair orders four Airbus H125 helicopters

UTair orders four Airbus H125 helicopters

4-Jan-2018Source: HeliHub.com

UTair Helicopters has recently ordered four H125 helicopters from Airbus Helicopters, states a local press source quoting commercial director Oleg Semenov.  The first will be delivered in April/May 2018 with all four arriving by mid-summer.  They will replace four Robinson R44s which are no longer being used operationally, but are leased out by UTair to other... Read more

UTair to take delivery of two Mi-171A2 in 2018 Q1

UTair to take delivery of two Mi-171A2 in 2018 Q1

12-Dec-2017Source: HeliHub.com

UTair is looking to receive two Mi-171A2 helicopters in 2018’s first quarter. Their first group of ground personnel and pilots have received training for the craft. It will be used mainly for passenger flights within Russia, reports Russian Aviation Insider.... Read more

UTair Helicopter Services launches electronic flight bags

UTair Helicopter Services launches electronic flight bags

23-Nov-2017

UTair Helicopter Services is now Russia’s first operator to use tablet-based electronic flight bags. The switch from paper to electronic helps with updates of aeronautical data, helps pilots work more efficiently and safely and also lowers operating costs, reports Russian Aviation Insider.... Read more

UTair signs five year H125 support deal

UTair signs five year H125 support deal

9-Nov-2017Source: HeliHub.com

UTair has joined with Airbus in a five year contract where Airbus will provide support services such as spare part supplies, fleet maintenance and training. The deal covers UTair’s three H125 helicopters, reports Money Control.... Read more

UTair selects Skytrac fleet monitoring for 46 Mi-8s

UTair selects Skytrac fleet monitoring for 46 Mi-8s

10-May-2017Source: SKYTRAC

SKYTRAC Systems, in partnership with Eastern European distributor Depicon, expands automated flight tracking services to UTair-Helicopter Services’ fleet of 46 Mil-8 Helicopters. SKYTRAC supports the company’s international peace-keeping missions with contractually-compliant high precision flight tracking, real-time automated event notifications, and air-to-ground voice and text messaging. The UTair-Helicopter Services package includes SKYTRAC’s ISAT-200A satellite air asset... Read more

Satellite Tracking for UTair Helicopter Services

Satellite Tracking for UTair Helicopter Services

27-Feb-2017Source: HeliHub.com

UTair Helicopter Services, the largest helicopter operator in Russia has recently installed satellite tracking over their fleet. The new instalment was required by the United Nations, UTair’s biggest client since 1991. The trackers, made by British Rock Seven, are called RockSTAR trackers and can monitor the whereabouts of the entire fleet. This is done by... Read more

HeliOffshore confirms 100th member

HeliOffshore confirms 100th member

20-Sep-2016Source: HeliOffshore

HeliOffshore, the offshore helicopter industry’s safety-focused organisation, today confirmed its 100th member. Chief Executive Officer Gretchen Haskins described how the industry’s collaboration is enhancing safety, worldwide. “We are delighted to announce that major Russian helicopter operator UTair‑Helicopter Services has joined as our 100th member,” said Mrs. Haskins. “With the commitment of senior leaders across the... Read more

Belarus orders twelve Mi-17MTV-5

Belarus orders twelve Mi-17MTV-5

17-Jun-2015Source: Russian Helicopters

During the international military technology forum Army-2015 on 16 June 2015, Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) announced that a contract has been signed with the Belarusian Defence Ministry for delivery of 12 Russian-made Mi-8MTV-5 military transport helicopters over 2016-2017. “The Republic of Belarus is an important partner for Russia in military technical cooperation,”... Read more

Airbus extends UTair training approvals

Airbus extends UTair training approvals

10-Jun-2015Source: UTAIR

Airbus Helicopters has confirmed the compliance of the UTair Training Center with international standards. Certification for the Training Center enables it to be a part the Airbus Helicopters international network of training centers. Both companies signed an agreement at the HeliRussia 2015 show for the participation of UTair Group in the Airbus Helicopters network of... Read more

Basta signs Afghanistan operating contracts with AviaService and UTair South Africa

Basta signs Afghanistan operating contracts with AviaService and UTair South Africa

23-Oct-2014Source: Basta

Basta Holdings Corp. (OTCBB:BSTA), an aviation services and logistics management company, announced today that it has signed ACMI Charter Agreements with UTair South Africa (PTY) Ltd. and Aviaservice Ltd. whereby the Company will charter rotary wing aircraft including MI-171 and Mi-8MTV-1 helicopters for delivery to its customers based on the terms of current and future... Read more

Sandel HeliTAWS® is the Only Non-Russian HTAWS Approved for Installation in Russia

Sandel HeliTAWS® is the Only Non-Russian HTAWS Approved for Installation in Russia

14-Oct-2014Source: Sandel

Sandel Avionics, Inc., the global leader in wire, terrain, and obstacles alerting technology for helicopters, today announced that the Russian Aviation Authorities and MIL Design Bureau has issued an official Service Installation Bulletin, equivalent to an FAA STC, for Sandel ST3400H HeliTAWS® installations in the Mi-8 AMT and Mi-8 MTV-1 helicopters. This makes HeliTAWS the... Read more

UTair technicians are first to receive EC175 maintenance training

UTair technicians are first to receive EC175 maintenance training

18-Jul-2014Source: Airbus Helicopters

A team of six technicians working for Russian helicopter operator UTair gathers closely around the EC175 full-size maintenance training helicopter installed at Airbus Helicopters Training Services in Marignane, France. Their attention is focused on mechanics instructor Yann A., as he explains the effect of tension on the aircraft’s electrical network, one of several subjects covered... 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

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

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

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

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

UN Mission Leadership recognizes UTair for Air Transport Operations in Sudan

UN Mission Leadership recognizes UTair for Air Transport Operations in Sudan

1-Apr-2014Source: UTair

Meeting with UTair Aviation representatives serving the UN Mission in Sudan Brigadier General Iyoma Nvokondo Iyoma, commanding the southern sector of the African Union/United Nations hybrid operation in Darfur (UNAMID) expressed his gratitude to the entire airline staff and presented UTair representatives with a special award, the Scroll of Honor. UTair has provided air transport services... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UTair South Africa becomes official supplier to UN

UTair South Africa becomes official supplier to UN

14-May-2013Source: UTair

[electronic translation] Airline UTair South Africa (South Africa), part of the air group, “UTair”, registered as an official supplier of aviation services to the United Nations. Registered preceded by the successful completion of the airline technical audit for compliance with ICAO aviation and UN standards. Since 2004, UTair South Africa performs a series of air services... 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

09-Mar-13 RA-22472 Mil Mi-8AMT Bukavu, Congo (4F)

09-Mar-13 RA-22472 Mil Mi-8AMT Bukavu, Congo (4F)

9-Mar-2013

Crashed in mountainous area in poor weather, flying for United Nations.  Photo suggests controlled flight into terrain.... 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

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

UTair and Region Leasing complete joint project

UTair and Region Leasing complete joint project

6-Dec-2012Source: UTair

UTair Aviation and REGION Leasing, part of the REGION Group, have finalized a financing agreement for the purchase of a Mi-171 helicopter. The delivery will take place in December 2012. UTair and REGION have a long history of successful cooperation on the bond and capital markets. “REGION has acted as an organizer of UTair bond... 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 Engineering starts its first R44 overhaul

UTair Engineering starts its first R44 overhaul

5-Dec-2012Source: UTair

The first Robinson R44 helicopter has been delivered to the UTair-Engineering MRO facility in Tyumen for capital repairs. The compete inspection and refitting is expected to take 3 months. In 2012 UTair-Engineering passed the Robinson Helicopter and Russian Aviation Authority MRO performance audits in 2012, qualifying for capital repair operations on R44 helicopters, making UTair-Engineering... Read more

UTair staff and helicopters flee Congo conflict zone

UTair staff and helicopters flee Congo conflict zone

25-Nov-2012Source: UTair

Staff and helicopters of “Airline” UTair »(UTair Aviation) were evacuated from the airport of Goma (DRC) due to a conflict in the region. Within a few hours after taking off from Goma Mi-8AMT “UTair” and Mi-8 MTV of “Nefteyugansk United Air” (part of “UTair”), the city was seized by armed rebels. Helicopters and crew made a stopover... 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

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

UTair helicopter flight hours up 21.7% for first nine months of 2012

UTair helicopter flight hours up 21.7% for first nine months of 2012

30-Oct-2012Source: UTair

Key KPI for UTair Group helicopter operations for the first 9 months of 2012 have surpassed results for the same period last year. UTair Group helicopter transport operations logged a total of 126,125 flight hours in the first 9 months of 2012, 21.7% more than for the same reporting period last year. In the same... Read more

UTair CEO Andrey Martirosov tops list of Best Russian CEOs

UTair CEO Andrey Martirosov tops list of Best Russian CEOs

18-Sep-2012Source: UTair

Slon.ru has published its third annual list of the best performing CEO’s of Russian companies listed on the Russian Stock Exchange. The main criterion for the ranking consists of the growth of company share value from the time of the previous ranking evaluations. As ranking organization leaders have remarked, the Russian stock index as a whole fell... Read more

UTair Engineering renews Russian MRO certificates

UTair Engineering renews Russian MRO certificates

29-Aug-2012Source: UTair

According to the results of inspections of the Federal Air Transport Agency of the Russian Federation and the Aviation Register of Interstate Aviation Committee confirmed certification of “UTair-Engineering” to meet its repair production requirements of the legislation of the Russian Federation for Civil Aviation and Aviation Rules AP-145, respectively. Extended for another two-year term compliance... Read more

UTair finances helicopter purchases outside Russia for first time

UTair finances helicopter purchases outside Russia for first time

30-Jul-2012Source: UTair

UTair Aviation has attracted financing from British bank HSBC on a security of French insurance agency COFACE. The deal presupposes delivery of 19 new Eurocopter AS 350/355 helicopters. The airline already operates five helicopters of this type. By the end of 2012 UTair will operate another four helicopters, while in 2013 the airline will take... Read more

Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant delivers first three of 40 Mi-171s to UTair

Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant delivers first three of 40 Mi-171s to UTair

19-Jul-2012Source: UTair

UTair has received three MI-171 helicopters from Ulan-Ude Aviation, a subsidiary of the Russian helicopters aircraft manufacturing holding. The delivery is part of a contract for the manufacture of 40 Mi-171 helicopters, signed by “Russian Helicopters” and UTair Aviation in August, 2011 at the MAKS air show in the presence of then Russian Prime Minister... Read more

04-Jul-12 RA-04097 Eurocopter AS350B3 Lensk, Russia (4F)

04-Jul-12 RA-04097 Eurocopter AS350B3 Lensk, Russia (4F)

4-Jul-2012

Helicopter crashed killing all four occupants shortly after take off from Lensk Airport.  Operator UTair named the victims as  pilot Gordeychuk Vasily, mechanic Druzenko Ivan and passengers Verezhak Yaroslav and Arthur Popov.  Unclear how relevant this is, but UTair have also stopped using Lensk for refuelling as a result of the accident.... Read more

UTair flight hours up 28% in first five months of 2012

UTair flight hours up 28% in first five months of 2012

22-Jun-2012Source: UTair

UTair Group helicopters transport operations logged a total of 56,319 flight hours in the first 5 months of 2012, 28% more than for the same reporting period of last year. In the same period UTair Group helicopters transported 287,717 passengers and delivered 42,329.2 tons of cargo. Growth of performance indicators is associated with fleet modernization... Read more

UTair Mi-26T sling-lifts oversize cargo over 2,000km

UTair Mi-26T sling-lifts oversize cargo over 2,000km

22-Jun-2012Source: UTair

UTair Aviation Mi-26T has successfully transported two Mi-26T helicopter carcasses with external sling over a distance of 2,000 kilometers. This extreme cargo exploit is the first ever of such weight and distance in the history of Mi-26T helicopter operations. The extremely large size and weight of the cargo excluded the practicality of land based transport.... Read more

UTair marks first year as Eurocopter Certified Center

UTair marks first year as Eurocopter Certified Center

25-May-2012Source: UTair

On May 18 at HeliRussia 2012 UTair Aviation and Eurocopter marked the 1 year anniversary of their jointly sponsored Training Center for pilots and maintenance personnel of  Eurocopter helicopters. The event was attended by the heads of both Eurocopter Vostok – the Russian subsidiary of the Eurocopter Group – and UTair – the leading helicopter... Read more

UTair Engineering extends cooperation with Turbomeca Germany

UTair Engineering extends cooperation with Turbomeca Germany

24-May-2012Source: UTair

On May 17 at the 5th annual International Helicopter Exhibition HeliRussia 2012 held in Moscow, UTair Aviation subsidiary UTair-Engineering and Turbomeca Germany signed an agreement for the construction of a new MRO Center for Turbomeca engines and their components.  Turbomeca is a global leader in the manufacture of helicopter engines and components. The purpose of... Read more

UTair to operate ten AW139s, becomes Authorized Service Centre

UTair to operate ten AW139s, becomes Authorized Service Centre

21-May-2012Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that UTair of Russia has recently been certified as an AW139 helicopter operator and is set to operate ten AW139s for  passenger, corporate and VVIP transport missions in Russia. The first aircraft is expected to be handed over this summer with deliveries planned to be completed by... Read more

HAI awards UTair crew

HAI awards UTair crew

19-Mar-2012Source: UTair

A UTair Aviation Mi-8 helicopter crew from the airline’s international division has been awarded the Igor Sikorsky ‘Glory of Perfection’ Prize for Humanitarian Services from the International Helicopter Association. For exceptional services rendered while assisting the UN Peacekeeping Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2009, Commander Sergey Ignatyev received the honor on behalf... Read more

UTair Engineering expect 2012 revenues to exceed 4 billion rubles

UTair Engineering expect 2012 revenues to exceed 4 billion rubles

24-Feb-2012Source: UTair

Board of Directors of “UTair-Engineering” summed up the activities for the period 2011 and considered the draft business plan for 2012. In 2011 the company carried out daily support up to 290 helicopters in the amount of linear and time-consuming maintenance in Russia and abroad, which exceeded the 2010 figure by 15%. According to the plan... Read more

UTair shops working with two suppliers, including GALS Aero

UTair shops working with two suppliers, including GALS Aero

8-Feb-2012Source: UTair

Electronic translation from Russian original JSC “Airline” UTair »(UTair Aviation) announces the following disqualification of aviation technical equipment: OOO” Russian helicopter company “GALS” and Haven Investments Ltd. The procedure is applied to the disqualification of these organizations due to the fact that these vendors do not fulfill their obligations in transactions with the Airline and... Read more

UTair plans Brazilian rig support joint venture

UTair plans Brazilian rig support joint venture

7-Feb-2012Source: HeliHub.com

UTair is negotiating with a company in Brazil to create a joint venture for providing helicopter services to offshore oil platforms, reports RAI Novosti.  Andrey Martirosov, CEO of UTair, is reported as saying that they expect to make a more formal announcement later this year, and they would like to use Eurocopter EC175s on this... Read more

UTair post very healthy figures for 2011

UTair post very healthy figures for 2011

16-Jan-2012Source: HeliHub.com

UTair have today posted their operational figures for 2011, and comparison to 2010.  While this is largely covering their huge fixed wing fleet, they have detailed the following two very impressive helicopter fleet figures. Flight hours in 2011 – 139,580 hours (an increase of 15.3% over 2010) Passengers in 2011 – 798,249 (an increase of... Read more

Eurocopter Vostok delivers first AS350B3e to UTair Aviation

Eurocopter Vostok delivers first AS350B3e to UTair Aviation

12-Jan-2012Source: Eurocopter

UTair Aviation has received its initial three Eurocopter AS350 B3e enhanced helicopters as this leading Russian and CIS operator builds up the largest fleet of Ecureuil family rotary-wing aircraft in the region. These AS350 B3s are among 20 aircraft ordered from the Eurocopter Ecureuil product line in 2010 by UTair, marking the biggest contract for... Read more

UTair suspends Mi-26 operations

UTair suspends Mi-26 operations

23-Dec-2011Source: UTair

The world’s largest operator of helicopter Mi-26 Airline “UTair” (UTair Aviation) has suspended flights of its fleet of Mi-26 in Russia and abroad as of today. Helicopters will be carried out in-depth inspection of the tail extraordinary beams. The admission of helicopters for further operation will be determined for each aircraft individually on the basis... Read more

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