The Helicopter Service Company obtained anauthorization for servicing Ansat helicopter engines in Russia and the CIS

Dubai / November 18, 2019

The Helicopter Service Company of 'Russian Helicopters'(part of Rostec) has become a designated maintenance facility for PW207K Ansat helicopter engines in Russia and the CIS countries. The relevant agreement was signed with Pratt & Whitney company during the Dubai Airshow 2019.

The Helicopter Service Company obtained anauthorization for servicing Ansat helicopter engines in Russia and the CIS

The validity of the signed document is 5 years and it can be extended for 5 more years upon the agreement between the parties. In accordance with the terms and conditions of the agreement, HSC will perform the maintenance of power units,provide mobile repair teams and engine maintenance training. In addition, to ensure timely and quality service, HSC will form an inventory of new spare parts from Pratt & Whitney.

'Pratt & Whitney company has been supporting the development of the Ansat project for many years; to date, about 70 such rotorcrafts have been delivered to customers. The agreement we signed today will bring the maintenance of this fleet to a new level and lay the foundation for expanded supply to the Russian and the CIS markets', said Director General of Russian Helicopters holding company Andrey Boginsky.

“Listening to the needs of our customers and bringing them the right solutions is of the utmost importance to Pratt & Whitney,” said Satheeshkumar Kumarasingam, vice president of customer service at Pratt & Whitney. “With the rapid growth of civil helicopters in Russia, we want to ensure our customers have more local and personalized service. Helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) is a growing priority in the region. This is one way we are supporting HEMS and other critical missions.”

The light multi-purpose Ansat helicopter is equipped with two engines and can be used for passenger transportation, cargo delivery, environmental monitoring and as an ambulance aircraft. Ansat has successfully passed high-altitude tests, which proved that it is suitable for use in mountainous terrain at up to 3,500 meters of altitude, as well as climatic tests, which confirmed its operability in a temperature range between -45° and +50° С.

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'skey objectives include the introduction of a new techno-economic paradigm and digitalization of Russian economy.