26.11.2018 / Bangkok
Russian Helicopters Holding Company together with United Helicopters International Group has presented the newest civilian helicopters Ansat and Mi-171A2 to potential customers of Thailand during the South Asian Heli Tour. The event at the U-Tapao airfield included flight display of Russian-made rotorcraft.
Moreover, during the presentation the Holding’s specialists introduced key benefits of Mi-171A2 and Ansat helicopters, as well as the system of after-sales support, to the Thai operators.
“The Holding Company is striving to reinforce business relations with commercial and state customers in Thailand. The first deliveries of Ka-32A11BC helicopters to this country are scheduled by the end of the year; also, the potential operators show interest in Ansat and Mi-8/17 rotorcraft in various modifications, thus we believe, that showcasing our helicopters here is perfectly timed”, noted Andrey Boginskiy, Director General of Russian Helicopters Holding Company.
Russian-made rotorcraft receive high praise from state and commercial customers in the Southeast Asia. Thus, Thailand is successfully operating the Mi-17V-5 medium utility helicopters.
“The Southeast Asia including Thailand is a strategic region of presence for Rostec where we intend to actively develop cooperation in various spheres. Helicopter industry is one of the most perspective areas of interaction. Such events as this demonstration tour are aimed not only at showcasing the benefits of our helicopters but also at strengthening our relations with the key partners in the region”, noted Anatoly Serdyukov, Industrial Director of the aviation cluster of Rostec.
The Holding Company is also establishing a service center in this country. A Memorandum of Intent was signed with DATAGATE Company in February 2018. Fields of cooperation mentioned in this document include assistance in establishing the MRO center for Russian-made helicopters in the Kingdom of Thailand. The MRO center is expected to perform all types of scheduled maintenance and repair works, troubleshooting and replacement of components.
JSC “Russian Helicopters”, part of Rostec State Corporation, is a leading player in the global helicopter industry, the sole Russian designer and manufacturer of helicopters. The Holding Company was established in 2007 and is headquartered in Moscow. We operate 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 are the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Home Affairs, EMERCOM of Russia, and other state customers, Gazpromavia, UTair Aviation company, large Russian and foreign companies.
Rostec State Corporation is a Russian corporation that was established in 2007 to facilitate the development, production and export of high-tech industrial products designed for civilian and military applications. The Corporation comprises over 700 organizations that are currently part of eleven holding companies operating in the military-industrial complex and four holding companies working in civilian industry, as well as over 80 directly managed organizations. Rostec's portfolio includes well-known brands such as AVTOVAZ, KAMAZ, Concern Kalashnikov, Russian Helicopters, UralVagonZavod, etc. Rostec companies are located in 60 constituent entities of the Russian Federation and supply products to the markets of more than 100 countries. In 2017 the consolidated revenue of Rostec reached 1 trillion 589 billion rubles, while the consolidated net income and EBITDA amounted to 121 and 305 billion rubles respectively. In 2017, the average salary in the Corporation was 46 thousand rubles. According to Rostec's strategy, the main objective of the Corporation is to ensure that Russia has a technological advantage in highly competitive global markets. Rostec's key objectives include the introduction of a new techno-economic paradigm and digitalization of Russian economy.
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.