Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant is 80 years old

“The modern competencies of the plant, including the ability to adapt for production of new products quickly and without loss of quality, are obtained thanks to the extensive model range throughout the history of the enterprise. We simultaneously produced MiG-15UTI and Ka-15, Ka-18, An-24 and Ka-25, MiG-27 and Mi-8”, says Leonid Belykh, Managing Director of JSC “U-UAP”. “We are currently working on five new projects. I am sure that the purposefulness and the engineering talent, the high-grade mastery and the enormous efficiency of our whole team will make it possible to bring them to completion”. 

Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant is entering the ninth decade of its working biography with confidence in its future. For entering new market segments, the Mi-171 helicopter is undergoing constant development. U-UAP keeps offering new modifications. This is how the Mi-8AMTSh-V, its arctic version Mi-8AMTSh-VA and Mi-171A2 were introduced. Production of the Ka-226T helicopter has already been organized; the plans include production of the Baikal light multi-purpose airplane to replace the legendary An-2 and production of the VRT-500 light helicopter. 

As a part of implementation of the air ambulance program, the company is actively cooperating with the State Transport Leasing Company. U-UAP supplies Mi-8AMT helicopters that are already in operation in the Irkutsk region and Zabaykalsky Krai, in Khanty-Mansiysk, Naryan-Mar, Magadan, Vologda, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Tuva, Khakassia and other regions.

A key indicator of enterprise development is a large-scale program for modernization and technical re-equipment of the facilities and for transition to digital technologies. More than nine billion rubles have been allocated for these purposes over the past seven years. Approximately 5.5 thousand qualified specialists, production engineers and process engineers, designers and economists, production managers and workers are solving complex production tasks. The company provides opportunities for personal and professional growth; modernization of production reduces manual labor and improves working conditions. The employees are offered an extended social package.

On the eve of its eighty-year anniversary, U-UAP is modernizing its territory and buildings and preparing for the main festive events. A solemn ceremony and awarding of the best workers will take place in the “Rassvet” community center; the program also includes an open day, a carnival procession of the plant’s departments and a concert and entertainment show near the factory facilities. The factory workers, city dwellers and guests will enjoy a performance of Russian pop stars and the a flight program at the airfield of Vostochny settlement.

JSC “Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant” is one of the production enterprises of Russian Helicopters Holding Company. The modern production and technological potential of the plant enables quick organization of manufacturing new aircraft types and combination of prototype creation with serial equipment production. During eighty years of its existence, the plant built over 8500 aircraft. Today, the plant specializes in production of Mi-8AMT (Mi-171E), Mi-171 and Mi-8AMTSh (Mi-171Sh) helicopters.

JSC “Russian Helicopters” (a 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, UTairAviation 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. The consolidated revenue of Rostec reached 1.642 trillion in 2018, while the consolidated net incomeexceeded 128 billion rubles. The average salary in the corporation amounted to 49.5 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.