Russian Helicopters and AJ Holding established a joint venture for civil rotorcraft sales
Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) and the Emirati company AJ Holding LLC have established a joint venture Alpha Aviation LLC in the Ajman Free Zone. The new company will promote and sell Russian civil helicopters abroad.
The key market for Alpha Aviation will be the Middle East, where it plans to sell more than 20 civil helicopters of various types until 2026 – Ansat, Mi-171A2, Ka-32, Mi-38. The joint venture is also responsible for organizing maintenance of Russian helicopters in the region.
"We have gained a reliable partner for our civil rotorcraft promotion in the Middle East represented by the AJ Holding. The joint venture format will make it possible to expand our presence in a region that is extremely important to us. The company started its operations just a few months ago, but today we can already see the first results – during the Dubai Airshow 2021, Alpha Aviation has signed a contract to supply two Mi-171A2 helicopters to Peru and an agreement to supply four Ansat and one Mi-17-1V helicopter for Emirate of Ras al-Khaimah police forces," Andrei Boginsky, Director General of Russian Helicopters, said.
"Russian Helicopters" Holding (part of Rostec State Corporation) is one of the world leaders in the helicopter industry, the only Russian helicopter designer and manufacturer. Holding were established in 2007. Its headquarters are in Moscow. The holding company includes five helicopter plants, two design bureaus, factories for components production, aircraft repair plants, and a service company providing after-sales support in Russia and abroad. The Russian Ministry of Defense, the Russian Interior Ministry, the Russian Emergency Ministry, other government agencies, ''Gazprom Avia'' and UTair airlines, large Russian and foreign companies are buyers of holding's products.
Rostec State Corporation is one of the largest industrial companies in Russia. It unites more than 800 scientific and production enterprises in 60 country regions. Key areas of holding's activities are aviation engineering, radio electronics, medical technologies, innovative materials, etc. The corporation's portfolio includes such well-known brands as AVTOVAZ, KAMAZ, UAC, Russian Helicopters, Uralvagonzavod, Shvabe, Concern Kalashnikov, etc. Rostec is actively involved in all 12 national projects implementation. The company is a key contributor to Smart City technologies, state administration digitalization, industry, social sectors, 5G wireless technology developing plans, the industrial Internet, big data, and blockchain systems. Rostec acts as a partner of the world's leading manufacturers, such as Boeing, Airbus, Daimler, Pirelli, Renault, etc. The corporation's products are shipped to more than 100 countries around the world. Almost one-third of the company's revenue is generated by high-tech products export.