Rostec's “Russian Helicopters” offers state-of-the-art civil rotorcraft to African customers

18.09.2018 / Pretoria

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec) shall participate in the international expo of defense & aerospace industry and security technologies Africa Aerospace and Defense 2018 which is to take place from 19 to 23 September in Pretoria (Republic of South Africa). 

Rostec's “Russian Helicopters” offers state-of-the-art civil rotorcraft to African customers

At the forthcoming exhibition the Holding’s specialists shall describe the unique capabilities of advanced models of civil Mi-171A2, Ansat, Mi-38, Ka-62 and Ka-226T rotorcraft and shall present the financial instruments offered to the customers for procuring new helicopters.

Mi-171A2 and Mi-38 helicopters offered to African customers are primarily used in civil aviation - for cargo, passengers and VIP transportation. These rotorcraft sport excellent flight performance, reliability, capability of operation within the wide range of conditions and temperatures, versatility, easy operability and maintainability.

Moreover, Ansat helicopter is to be presented to national security, defense and law enforcement agencies. It is designed for cargo and passenger transportation, police and EMS missions, surveillance and SAR operations.

At the same time, Russian Helicopters Holding Company’s representatives shall participate in the event’s expansive business program. The Company’s delegation is scheduled to meet partners from African countries during forums and roundtable discussions.

“This expo is one of the main platforms to promote helicopters in Sub-Saharan Africa and we are hoping to reach a number of agreements here that will be transformed into the actual contracts in the future.  Russian-made rotorcraft are very well known on the African continent for their long-term and successful performance of humanitarian missions and casualties’ evacuation during emergency relief.  Superior flight performance, reliability, capability of operation within the wide range of conditions and temperatures make Russian-made rotorcraft one of the best offers for the African market”, highlighted Andrey Boginsky, Director General of Russian Helicopters Holding Company.

The African countries are traditionally one of the largest operators of Russian-made helicopters. The total fleet of Russian-made rotorcraft on the continent exceeds 700 units. On top of all, a service center to maintain civil helicopters of Mi-8/17 type was established at Denel Aviation premises in RSA. 

JSC Russian Helicopters (part of Rostec State Corporation) is one of the world leaders in helicopter industry, the only developer and manufacturer of helicopters in Russia. The holding company was established in 2007. The head office is located in Moscow. The holding company is comprised of five helicopter plants, two design bureaus, enterprises for production and maintenance of components, aircraft repair plants and a service company providing after-sales support in Russia and abroad. The buyers of the holding company's products include the Russian Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, EMERCOM of Russia, and other state customers, Gazprom Avia and UTair airlines, as well as major Russian and foreign companies.

Rostec 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.