Company History

The background of one of the leaders in the global helicopter market is intertwined with the history of UTair Aviation which started in 1967 with the founding of the Tyumen Department of Civil Aviation. 

1967 – following the order of the Ministry of Civil Aviation of the USSR dated 7 February 1967 the Tyumen Department of Civil Aviation was organized on the basis of the Tyumen Air Group of the Ural Department of Civil Aviation. From this date begins the lineage of UTair Aviation - the official successor of the first independent federal aviation organization in the Tyumen Region.

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1967-1969 – the Tyumen Department of Civil Aviation includes: Tyumen Joint Air Wing, Salekhard Joint Air Wing, Surgut Joint Air Wing, Berezovo Joint Air Wing, Khanty-Mansiysk Joint Air Wing, Tobolsk Detached Air Squadron, Tazovsky Airport. In these years the company's aircraft were involved in development of multiple oil and gas fields..

1971– the Tyumen Department of Civil Aviation was awarded with the Order of the Red Banner of Labour. 

1991– the Tyumen Department of Civil Aviation was transformed into Tyumenaviatrans Aviation. This year the Company also started its cooperation with the United Nations.
  
1992– Tyumenaviatrans continued its operations as a joint stock company.

2000-2001 – the Company started building its own network of representative offices in a number of cities in Russia and CIS countries. A permanent representative office was established in New York City. The former Salekhard branch was reorganized into a representative office in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District.

2001– UTair Aviation is the largest contractor of the United Nations supporting its peace-keeping missions.  

2002 – rebranding. Tyumenaviatrans Aviation was renamed as UTair Aviation JSC.

2003 – UTair joined the Helicopter Association International.

2005 – the Helicopter Commercial Facility (HCF) is organized within UTair Aviation. This year a subsidiary was founded in India – UTair India.

2006 – Mi-26 helicopter of UTair Aviation entered airspace of the American continent for the first time to commence operations in Canada. In November of the same year a subsidiary was incorporated in Piešťany (Slovakia) – UTair Europe s.r.o.

2008 – Nefteyugansk United Airline Transportation Company and Helicopteros del Sur (Helisur) – currently the leader of Peru's helicopter industry and one the largest operator of Russian helicopters in Latin America – joined UTair Group.

2009 – UTair joined the Helicopter Industry Association.

2011 – Vostok Airlines based in Khabarovsk became a part of UTair.

2012 – Turukhan Airlines providing helicopter services in the Krasnoyarsk Territory joined UTair Group. 

2013 – UTair - Helicopter Services JSC was founded within UTair Group.

2015 – UTair - Helicopter Services JSC was reorganized as UTair - Helicopter Services. From this point all helicopter assets of UTair Group became conjoint in one business segment with the core in UTair - Helicopter Services.

2016 – UTair - Helicopter Services joined the HeliOffshore Association which unites operators performing professional offshore helicopter transportation.

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