UTair Engineering – a subsidiary company of UTair Group – signed an agreement with Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant at the International Aviation and Space Salon.
This agreement opens the opportunity for UTair Engineering to perform the full range of operations to upgrade Mil-8Т/P/PS, Mil-8MTV-1, Mil-8AMT, Mil-171, Mil-171А2 and Mil-172 helicopters.
UTair Engineering is the first Russian company that does not form part of Russian Helicopters holding to sign such agreement.
For UTair Engineering signing of this agreement is an important step in the long-term cooperation with Russian Helicopters. "New functionality will enable us to promptly customize the helicopters to the needs of our clients and increase the level of competitive abilities of the Russian-made helicopters in the international market," - commented Rashid Faradzhaev, CEO of UTair Engineering.
"It is important for us to elaborate a system of authorization for upgrading operations with the biggest Russian company working on helicopters maintenance and repair. In the future it will help to apply the procedure to other companies and let the Mil's designers to concentrate on major upgrade of serial equipment and development of the new types of helicopters," - said Andrey Boginsky, CEO of Russian Helicopters JSC - managing company of Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant.
UTair Engineering (a UTair Group company) is the only company in Russia which provides full package of repair and maintenance services for Russian and foreign-manufactured helicopters. The Company has the main operational base in Tyumen and more than 30 certified operational sites - Line Maintenance Stations (LMS), landing sites and operating sites in Russia and abroad with more than one and a half thousand highly qualified employees. Today this company on a daily basis performs maintenance of all Mil family helicopters (Mi-26, Mi-171, Mi-172, Mi-8, Mi-8AMT, Mi-8MTV-1), Ka-32T, An-2 airplanes, their systems and accessories, as well as foreign-manufactured helicopters: Airbus Helicopters (EC-130, AS350, AS355, ВО-105), Robinson R-44, AW139.
Russian Helicopters JSC (a part of Rostec State Corporation) - is one of the global leaders of helicopter industry, the only designer and manufacturer of helicopters in Russia. The holding was established in 2007. Head office is located in Moscow. It operates five helicopter assembly plants, two design bureaus, component production and maintenance enterprises, aircraft repair plants and one helicopter service company providing after-sales support in Russia and abroad. The customers of the Holding Company include the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Home Affairs, EMERCOM of Russia, and other state customers, Gazpromavia, UTair, large Russian and foreign companies.