The Chinese delegation, led by the Minister of Industry and Information of the People's Republic of China Miao Weim, made a working trip to the Kazan Helicopter Plant of "Russian Helicopters" holding. Mr. Wei inspected the production facilities and the light multi-purpose Ansat helicopters produced at the plant.
The appearance at the Kazan Plant took place during the visit of the Chinese minister to the Republic of Tatarstan for participation in the meeting of the Russian-Chinese Subcommittee on cooperation in the field of industry, where, among other things, the prospects for Russian-Chinese cooperation in the field of helicopter construction were discussed.
Mr. Wei inspected the machining, aggregate production and final assembly production facility. The delegation was particularly interested in the multi-purpose Ansat helicopter, currently undergoing certification in China. The machine is considered the most promising for the Chinese market, since it has a wide range of operational capabilities and high performance in its class of helicopters at the most competitive cost. In May 2015, a helicopter with a medical module that conforms to all international standards of sanitary aviation and allows to save a person's life during the transportation period was certified on the territory of Russia. The design of the helicopter allows quick transformation into a cargo and a passenger version with the possibility of transporting up to 7 people.
Also, already produced civil helicopters were shown to the Minister in various target modifications, including the medium-heavy Mi-38 transport vehicle. This multipurpose helicopter can be used for the transport of goods and passengers, including VIP salon, or it can be used as a search and rescue helicopter and a flying hospital, as well as offshore missions. Thanks to technical solutions, the Mi-38 excels other helicopters of its class in terms of cargo capacity, passenger capacity and many performance characteristics. The low cost of flying hours makes the Mi-38 very attractive for regional aviation in the interests of civil operators and special tasks performance.
China - an active operator of the products of "Russian Helicopters" holding. The most popular civil helicopters are Mi-8/17 type, which fleet in the country has reached about 400 units. State structures and private companies exploit and give positive reviews to the Ka-32A11BC,that is mostly used in fire fighting and search and rescue modifications.
United Helicopters International Group is the authorized distributor of "Russian Helicopters" holding. The company focuses on providing services in the field of marketing and sales of civil helicopters, certification, supply of related equipment, provision of warranty and post-warranty maintenance of Russian-made helicopters. The goal of the joint business strategy of the companies is to increase the sales of Russian-made civil helicopters around the world. United Helicopters is headquartered in Hong Kong, the company's strategic partners are based in China, Southeast Asia, India, Africa, Middle East and America.
Russian Helicopters, (part of State Corporation Rostec), is one of the global leaders in helicopter production and the only helicopter design and production powerhouse in Russia. Russian Helicopters was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Moscow. The company comprises five helicopter production facilities, two design bureaus, a spare parts production and repair facility, as well as an aftersale service branch responsible for maintenance and repair in Russia and all over the world. Its helicopters are popular among Russian ministries and state authorities (Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Emergency Control Ministry), operators (Gazpromavia, UTair), major Russian corporations. In 2015 its IFRS revenues increased 29.5% to RUB 220.0 billion. Deliveries reached 212 helicopters.
State Corporation Rostec is a Russian corporation founded in 2007 for the purpose of promoting the development, production and export of hi-tech civilian and military industry products. It comprises 700 organisations, nine of which have now been formed as holding companies of the military-industrial complex, six of them are involved in civil industries and 32 are directly controlled. Rostec’s portfolio includes recognised brands such as Avtovaz, Kamaz, Kalashnikov Concern, Russian Helicopters, and VSMPO-AVISMA. Rostec’s organisations are located in 60 constituent entities of the Russian Federation and supply their products to the markets of more than 70 countries. The revenue of Rostec in 2015 amounted to RUB 1.140 trillion. Average salaries within the Corporation amounted to RUB 41 thousand and tax deductions into the treasuries at all levels exceeded RUB 160 billion. According to the new Rostec strategy, the new main goal of the Corporation is to facilitate technological advantage of Russia at highly competitive international markets. Planned volume of investments into development until 2025 is RUB 4.3 trillion.