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    Re: Military Aviation Industry: News

    Post  TR1 on Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:45 am

    KomissarBojanchev wrote:Is it true that sukhoi corporation has virtually absorbed MiG ?

    No. Everything is under UAC umbrella, in various degrees.

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    Re: Military Aviation Industry: News

    Post  GarryB on Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:58 am

    Most of the old aircraft design bureaus are now divisions or departments in UAC.


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    Re: Military Aviation Industry: News

    Post  collegeboy16 on Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:07 pm

    Mig-31 MOFos:twisted: cant wait for its replacement,which ive read that could be basis of successor to S-500 which would be awesome.

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    Creation of United Aerospace Corporation

    Post  sepheronx on Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:06 am

    Medvedev signs decree creating united aerospace corporation
    Prime Minister noted that the united aerospace corporation would receive assets of ten integrated structures, including 48 different organizations and 14 companies

    GORKI, February 03. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a government resolution creating a united aerospace corporation on Monday.
    “I have signed a government resolution over management of the space industry,” the prime minister said at a meeting with the deputy prime ministers. “It should consolidate major developers and producers of the just-created united aerospace corporation,” the prime minister said.

    Medvedev noted that the united aerospace corporation would receive assets of ten integrated structures, including 48 different organizations and 14 companies.
    He added that he had signed the resolution, fulfilling the presidential decree.
    The prime minister recalled that the corporation was fully in possession of the state.
    “The space industry needs sweeping changes to meet the needs of our armed forces and domestic space programs with specific types of space hardware,” Medvedev said, noting the need for development of ground infrastructure, spaceports in the industry.

    “I hope that optimization that stems from the presidential decree and the government resolution will provide necessary conditions for development of the space industry,” he said.
    For his part, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin noted that consolidation of enterprises in the united aerospace corporation will take about two years. Medvedev called for accelerating the process.

    Now, I have mixed feelings about UAC as a whole. The concept that Mikoyan, Sukhoi and Irkutsk being separate and competing with each other is imo, better than all being under one umbrella due to internal competition, and theoretically, all creating a competitive product (better and cheaper) all competing for a contract. Now mind you, this concept has existed in US for a long time and has not been benificial at all for the MoD as costs have skyrocket for the products coming out of Lockheed Martin and Boeing. But there is still the form of competition.

    State run on the other hand has the option of creating a product by the exact needs of the MoD, while staying at a budget due to no cost + % profit for domestic use. Problems that arise are usually poor efficiency and slow progress in developing something new, and poor management usually which means the companies are at a loss. It was only in recent years that Mikoyan is becoming semi-profitable and Sukhoi doing very well for itself, but that is due to export more so than domestic purchases.

    With recent push to modernize Russia's airforce, is there room for profits from the aerospace industry from the MoD? How much is usually the profit margin?

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    Re: Military Aviation Industry: News

    Post  flamming_python on Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:16 am

    Had a soft-spot for UAC ever since they started building those teleporters to hell

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    Re: Military Aviation Industry: News

    Post  GarryB on Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:50 am

    You can talk all you like about competition being the best way to create the most competitive product, but developing decent modern military equipment is very expensive and in a situation like Russia today where even if you only have three competitors in each competition that is three times the number of factories and design bureaus competing for work that is there at the moment but for every successful bidder there will be two that fail.

    Very simply Russia cannot afford to carry such extra weight... and to be honest a Mig competing and always losing to Sukhoi would not remain competitive for long... research and even modern production tooling is expensive.

    The fact is that having ten different companies making the same product is simply not efficient.

    Unifying all the space technology companies into one business means duplication can be eliminated, they can share all the latest resources and technologies.

    Even within one company there will be natural competition but it will be less destructive on the international market as prototypes will be tested and the best ones will go forward, meaning there wont be 3-4 different companies trying to find investors after the lose the government contract to try to keep their baby alive so to speak.


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    Re: Military Aviation Industry: News

    Post  GarryB on Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:51 am

    Had a soft-spot for UAC ever since they started building those teleporters to hell

    Didn't you watch the movie "Event Horizon"?

    All teleporters lead outside this universe and therefore to hell...


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    Re: Military Aviation Industry: News

    Post  flamming_python on Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:03 pm

    GarryB wrote:
    Had a soft-spot for UAC ever since they started building those teleporters to hell

    Didn't you watch the movie "Event Horizon"?

    All teleporters lead outside this universe and therefore to hell...

    I did, but Doom came up with the idea first  tongue 

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    Russian Helicopters:

    Post  George1 on Thu Aug 07, 2014 1:37 am



    About Russian Helicopters

    Russian Helicopters is a leading player in the global helicopter industry, the sole Russian rotorcraft designer and manufacturer and one of the few companies worldwide with the capability to design, manufacture, service and test modern civilian and military helicopters. Headquartered in Moscow, we operate design bureaus, helicopter assembly plants, components production, maintenance and repair enterprises and helicopter service company providing after-sales support in Russia and abroad. Although Russian Helicopters was established only in 2007, some of its key enterprises date back more than 60 years.

    Russian Helicopters in Numbers

    According to our data, there are over 8,500 Russian helicopters currently operated in over 100 countries around the world, representing 14% of the global helicopter fleet.

    As of 2012, Russian Helicopters products accounted for approximately 85% of rotorcraft market in Russia and 14% of worldwide helicopter sales in USD equivalent.

    Russian Helicopters enterprises produced around 35% of global combat helicopter fleet and nearly 74% of the ultra-heavy helicopter fleet worldwide (MTOW more than 20 tons), as well as 56% of global helicopter fleet with MTOW from 8 to 15 tons.

    In 2011 the holding reported a growth of key financial and operational indicators. As compared with 2010, revenue increased by 27.8% and amounted to 103.9 billion rubles, and EBITDA grew by 31.7%, which equals 18.0 billion rubles. Profit in 2011 increased by 12.7% and amounted to 7.0 billion rubles. In its turn rotorcraft deliveries increased by 22.4% and totaled 262 helicopters.

    In 2012 the revenue grew by 42.3% in comparison with the 1st half-year of 2011 and equaled 60.3 billion rubles. As compared with the same period of last year net profit of JSC "Russian Helicopters" in the 1st quarter of 2012 according to IFRS increased by 12.9% to 3.1 billion rubles.

    As of August 2013, the Company’s firm order book stood at 870 helicopters with a total value of more than RUB 388 billion.

    Company Highlights


    Russian Helicopters has leading positions in some of the most perspective and high-growth market segments globally, including:

       

    • Number 1 manufacturer in Russia & CIS
       

    • Number 1 manufacturer in the world in medium/heavy and ultra-heavy rotorcraft segments, and in attack helicopters segment


    We own some of the world’s leading technologies and production facilities, having produced some of the most sought-after helicopters in the world over a period of 60 years, including world leaders, such as:

       

    • Mi-8/17 — world’s most widely operated helicopter in history;


    • Mi-26 (and its modifications) — unique heavy-lift helicopter capable of transporting up to 20 tons of cargo;


    • Ка-32A11BC — new efficient coaxial helicopter successfully employed for fire-fighting and rescue missions


    Russian Helicopters is not resting on its laurels and is perfecting technologies by upgrading best-selling rotorcraft as well as developing new models:
       

    • Mi-38 — brand-new transport helicopter meeting the most contemporary standards;


    • Ka-62 — medium multi-purpose rotorcraft designed with the latest composites and technologies;


    • Advanced High-speed Helicopter — perspective medium-class rotorcraft with the highest performance capable of replacing the legendary Mi-8/17 in the future.


    Russian Helicopters occupies leading position in fast-growing markets of India and China and rapidly expands its sales footprint in South and Central America, the Middle East and Africa.

    Our Production Facilities

    Our key production facilities include Kazan Helicopters, Rostvertol, Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, Arsenyev Aviation Company "Progress" and Kumertau Aviation Production Enterprise. Stupino Engineering Productive Enterprise and Reductor-PM produce rotorcraft components.

    Research and Development

    The Company enjoys very strong R&D capabilities. Two major world-class rotorcraft-designing schools, Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant and Kamov make part of the Holding. The history of two design bureaus is closely intertwined with the lives of the two men after whom they were named, Mikhail Mil and Nikolai Kamov, who are universally considered the patriarchs of the Russian helicopter industry. Nikolai Kamov, who has been credited with coining the Russian word for helicopter, "vertolyot", was actively involved in design and development of an autogyro, a predecessor of a helicopter, as early as in the 1920s. Under the guidance of Mikhail Mil the first Russian serial-production helicopter Mi-1 was created. Since then a multitude of unique rotorcraft originated from these two design bureaus.
    Service and Support

    With more than 8,500 of our helicopters currently registered throughout the world, we are ready to provide after-sale support through a global network of own and partners’ service centers. Our support centers are represented by Helicopter service company. We work with a wide network of Russian and international service centers worldwide, and supply them with component parts and materials, as well as other necessary support. We are also opening pilot service centers in key growing markets (e.g. India, China, and Latin America) in order to strengthen our presence there and to ensure high-quality licensed servicing of rotorcraft in operation.

    http://www.russianhelicopters.aero/en/


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    Re: Military Aviation Industry: News

    Post  George1 on Thu Aug 07, 2014 1:56 am

    Russia's United Aircraft Corporation, a state-owned conglomerate of Russian aircraft production firms, says that it will be able to replace imported Ukrainian aircraft components with Russian equivalents within the next two years, a company official told ITAR-Tass on Tuesday.

    None of the company's existing contracts will be cancelled, said Vladimir Mikhailov, UAC's head of military programs, adding that UAC is already actively pursuing plans to substitute imports with domestic equipment.

    The Russian aircraft industry is deeply reliant on imports from Ukrainian defense firms, as is the wider Russian defense industry. For instance, the engines for several Russian military and civilian helicopters are produced in formerly Soviet factories in eastern Ukraine, an area now ravaged by months of fighting between pro-Russia insurgents and the Ukrainian army.

    Last month, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko slapped a moratorium on military-industrial cooperation with Russia, plunging Moscow into an impending supply crisis as it implements a massive $700 billion military modernization and rearmament drive through 2020.

    On Monday, President Vladimir Putin urged defense industry officials to double time their efforts to shore up gaps in Russia's military production lines to ensure that the country can weather the storm of anticipated U.S. and European Union sanctions on the defense industry.

    The EU is expected to announce its next round of sanctions as early as Tuesday, with reported targets to include the financial, energy and defense sectors. The U.S. has already struck eight major Russian defense companies with asset freezes and bans on transactions with U.S. companies and individuals.

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    Post  George1 on Wed Aug 13, 2014 5:19 pm

    Russian Helicopters to share experience of operating Ka-32A11BC and Мi-171А1 in Latin America
    Russian Aviaton » Wednesday August 13, 2014 12:39 MSK

    Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, will showcase new and innovative models of helicopters at the Latin American exhibition and business aviation conference LABACE 2014 (Latin American Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition), to be held from 12-14 August in São Paulo, Brazil. Experts and representatives of regional operators will share their experience of operating Russian helicopters Mi-171A1 and Ka-32A11BC, which have already been used effectively in South America for a wide range of tasks.

    The Mi-171A1 helicopter – one of the modifications of the popular Mi-8/17 series – received approval in the form of certification by the Brazil Aircraft Register in 2005. The Mi-171A1 won a tender from the Brazilian national oil company Petrobras, and is used as a transport helicopter in remote areas of the Amazon basin by Atlas Taxi Aereo. Until the end of this year, this Brazilian fleet operator gained another reliable and economical helicopter.

    "Our company uses the multirole Mi-171A1 for work in support of the operations of Brazilian oil company Petrobras,” said CEO and co-owner of Atlas Taxi Aéreo, Waldomiro F. Da Silva Junior. “These helicopters are perfect for the climatic conditions in the Amazon region, as they are able to fly in 45-degree heat and almost 100 percent humidity."

    The legendary Mi-8/17 series is a clear favorite in the corporate and VIP transport market. Its spacious cabin offers unique possibilities for tailored fitting-out and finishing and provides the greatest possible comfort for passengers. In August 2013, Russian Helicopters received additional certification for the Mi-171, designed for corporate and VIP transportation. Additional equipment has been installed to maximise the level of comfort even for long flights.

    The Ka-32A11BC multirole helicopter is a recognized leader in its class. The Brazilian company Helipark Taxi Aéreo has operated the Ka-32A11BC since 2012. The helicopter is used for the transport of industrial cargo on an external sling, but also has a number of additional capabilities. Ka-32A11BC’s coaxial rotors offer advantages in precision hovering and manoeuvrability that are needed when performing complex assembly operations, such as the construction of power lines in the Amazon basin. The Ka-32A11BC has proven itself as an effective firefighting helicopter. It is able to put out fire using a horizontal water cannon and Bambi-Buckets.

    "The Ka-32A11BC helicopter has unique characteristics for its class, able to perform effectively all the tasks that we require,” said Helipark Taxi Aéreo President João Velloso. “Of particular note is the reliability of the helicopter; it has never failed us."

    Russian Helicopters will present exhibitors and visitors with new and promising models of helicopters from its product line. One of these is the multirole Mi-171A2. This helicopter combines the traditional advantages of the Mi-8/17 series with the latest technology, offering customers even more opportunities. Thanks to a whole variety of innovations, the helicopter’s flight capabilities have been significantly improved, including greater range, cruising speed and lift capacity, while noise levels have been significantly reduced. Modern complex avionics reduces pilots’ workload and makes flying more efficient.

    Russian Helicopters annually reports steady growth in demand for its products in the South American market, which is one of the fastest growing in the world. At the beginning of 2014, Russian Helicopters’ fleet production exceeded 400 units. Today, Russian Helicopters is widely represented in the class of commercial helicopters, with a maximum take-off weight of 10 to 20 tonnes, taking up a 77% stake in the regional fleet in this segment. Russian helicopters are used for military purposes in a number of countries in Latin America, and make up the basis of army aviation fleets. Participation in the LABACE 2014 exhibition will allow Russian Helicopters to introduce the latest Russian helicopter sectors to regional partners in Latin America and the Caribbean, strengthening mutually beneficial cooperation and establishing new business contacts.

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    Re: Military Aviation Industry: News

    Post  George1 on Wed Aug 13, 2014 5:19 pm

    Russian Helicopters gives green light to Brazilian service centre
    Russian Aviaton » Wednesday August 13, 2014 12:41 MSK

    Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, has granted certification to a service centre in Brazil run by Helipark Taxi Aéreo e Manutenção Aeronáutica. Sergei Ostapenko, the company’s sales director for commercial helicopters, awarded the Certificate of Authorisation for the centre to Helipark’s President João Velloso at a ceremony on August 12 in São Paulo, where Russian Helicopters is exhibiting at the Latin American Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (LABACE 2014).

    Certification of the Brazilian service centre will help to further expand the geography of successful operations of Ka-32 type helicopters in South America.

    “We are very happy and proud on becoming Russian Helicopters service centre and we hope to give support not only to our helicopter but to others in the near future. Our Kamov Ka-32 is a great tool for several uses and unrivalled on its performance”, said João Velloso, Helipark’s President.

    “Certification of the service centre is a natural continuation of our successful partnership with Helipark, and we believe it will have a positive effect on the promotion of Russian-built Kamov-brand commercial helicopters in South America,” said Sergei Ostapenko, Russian Helicopters sales director for commercial helicopters. “This is a key region for Russian Helicopters, and we are keen to offer high-quality service to helicopter operators throughout the whole product life-cycle.”

    Helipark’s authorised service centre will be able to offer a full range of repair and maintenance services for components and fuselages of coaxial helicopters under operational and technical documentation for the Ka-32A11BC, which the company has successfully operated since 2012. The Ka-32A11BC is used to carry industrial cargos on an external sling, as well as to support infrastructure construction works in remote regions of the Amazon basin.

    Under agreements between Russian Helicopters and Helipark, the service centre will have access to technical materials, updated on an ongoing basis, for the Ka-32A11BC and its components. Russian Helicopters will provide technical support for maintenance work carried out by the Brazilian company on Russian-built helicopters and any structural changes needed to the helicopters, and also stands ready to organise professional training courses for Helipark staff.

    The Ka-32A11BC currently operates in more than 30 countries around the world, including EU states, South Korea, China, Japan, Kazakhstan, Canada and Russia. It can fly missions ranging from search-and-rescue to supporting high-rise construction work, fire-fighting, cargo transportation inside the cabin or on an external sling, support for logging operations, evacuation of sick and wounded personnel, and routine patrolling and monitoring.

    A key priority for Russian Helicopters is providing high-quality service and post-sales maintenance of helicopters. Today the company has service centres in South Korea, Canada and Spain, and is working with Rosoboronexport and Oboronprom on a number of further projects. Next year it is planned to open a service centre for Mi-8 and Mi-17-1V helicopters in Egypt, to be followed in 2016 by an Mi-35M service centre in Brazil and one for Mi-171Sh helicopters in Peru. Also in 2016 fitting work is expected to complete at a repair plant in India to service Mi-17V-5 helicopters. Russian Helicopters intends to continue the global roll-out of its network to bring it into line with global leading standards.

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    Re: Military Aviation Industry: News

    Post  George1 on Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:16 pm

    http://www.russianhelicopters.aero/en/press/news/UAC_memorandum_ICOP/
    Russian Aviaton » Thursday August 14, 2014 13:45 MSK

    Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, and United Aircraft Corporation have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop and support the Industry Controlled Other Party (ICOP) quality-assurance process in Russia. The MoU was signed today at Oboronexpo 2014 and the Engineering Technologies 2014international forum.

    “The goal of this MoU is to work together to develop and support a system of industry-controlled bodies to accredit and certify the ICOP quality-management process in Russia,” said Russian Helicopters Deputy CEO for Production Andrey Shibitov. “Working alongside UAC, we can combine our efforts to bring quality-management certification processes throughout the aviation sector supply chain in Russia into line with international standards.”
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    ICOP is an industry-controlled system that accredits and certifies quality management systems (QMS) across the aviation industry. It was developed and is overseen by the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) to harmonise certification schemes, and is recognised by leading aerospace and defence companies.

    Russian Helicopters joined the European Aerospace Quality Group (EAQG), part of the IAQG, in October 2013. Andrey Shibitov is the company’s official representative to the EAQG.

    “The aeroplane industry has been involved with the IAQG since 2003,” said Head of Department of Quality and Standardization Anatoly Kolosov. “At first this was just Sukhoi, while UAC joined in 2012. Russian Helicopters’ accession to this organisation will take our work to a new level and will help us to consolidate the efforts of the whole industry to introduce ICOP in Russia.”

    The introduction of ICOP processes in Russia will increase the accountability of the country’s QMS certification bodies and their international recognisability. In the long term, this will lead to companies’ QMS putting an increased focus on product quality and their development and production processes.

    Capture: Russian Helicopters Deputy CEO for Production Andrey Shibitov (on the right) and UAC’s Head of Department of Quality and Standardization Anatoly Kolosov

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    Re: Military Aviation Industry: News

    Post  George1 on Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:10 am

    Net profit of UAC increased 3 times
    Russian Aviaton » Thursday August 21, 2014 12:24 MSK

    United Aircraft Corporation (MOEX: UNAC) announced unconsolidated unaudited financial statement for the first half of 2014 (in compliance with the Russian Accounting Standards (RAS)). The financial statement was posted at the corporation’s official website.

    Revenues of UAC for the first half of 2014 were 1.4 billion rubles (-50.8% as compared to the same period of last year). On the other hand, the corporation expects its revenues for 2014 to grow almost 3 times ─ to 30-35 billion rubles. Such indicators may be reached by means of implementing MRO contracts with Russian Ministry of Defense and increasing the number of aircraft delivered by the corporation.
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    Despite the fact that UAC got operating loss of 0.9 billion rubles in the first half of 2014, financial results achieved primarily due to interest income and foreign exchange gains allowed the corporation to reach a net profit of 1.5 billion rubles (increased 3 times as compared to the first half of 2013) and get a net margin of 112.5%.

    Moreover, net debt of UAC decreased by almost 10 billion rubles in the first half of 2014 (-32.3%).

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    Re: Military Aviation Industry: News

    Post  Mike E on Thu Aug 21, 2014 6:08 pm

    Good to hear!!! russia

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    Post  George1 on Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:14 pm

    VEB has the opportunity to sell the shares of Sukhoi Company back to UAC
    Russian Aviaton » Tuesday September 2, 2014 16:01 MSK

    VEB State Corporation is purchasing a block of shares of Sukhoi Holding Company owned by United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) in order to improve the financial situation of Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC). Under the agreement, VEB has the opportunity to sell the shares back to UAC at purchase price in ten years, said in the UAC’s reports prepared for the meeting of shareholders scheduled for September 25th 2014, Prime reports.

    "The key condition of this deal is the opportunity for VEB to sell the block of shares back to UAC (buyback) in ten years under the terms and conditions specified above", - said in an explanatory notes.

    According to the report VEB is purchasing about 11,61 million shares of Sukhoi Holding Company (the cost of one share is 2,45 thousand rubles). Thus the deal is valued at $694 million.

    The deal was initiated in accordance with the instructions given by the president on July 24th 2013 and the government – on July 31st 2013; the instructions were focused on improving financial situation of SCAC, explained in the report. The funds received will be transferred to SCAC.

    The net loss of SCAC for 2012 was 4,5 billion rubles; in the first half of 2013, when decision to start the company’s financial recovery was made, the net loss reached 5,8 billion rubles. The shareholders of the SCAC are: Sukhoi Holding Company (part of UAC, owns 75% minus 1 share) and Alenia Aermacchi (25% plus 1 share). Today 89,6% of Sukhoi shares are owned by UAC, the rest 10,4% - by the Federal Agency for State Property Management.

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    Post  George1 on Fri Sep 12, 2014 9:19 am

    Russian Helicopters to build Russia’s largest helicopter gearbox and transmission assembly and testing facility
    Russian Aviaton » Friday September 12, 2014 12:13 MSK

    Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, has launched construction of a new assembly and testing facility at its Reductor-PM plant in Perm. An official ceremony in Perm today was attended by Perm region Governor Viktor Basargin, Russian Helicopters Deputy CEO for Production Andrey Shibitov, Perm region Prime Minister Gennady Tushnolobov, Perm region Minister for Industry, Entrepreneurship and Trade Alexey Chibisov, and Perm city administration head Igor Sapko. On completion, the facility will be the largest of its type in Russia.

    Construction facilities are currently being put in place at the site, and preparatory groundworks are under way. At today’s official ceremony a plaque was unveiled with the start and end dates of the construction, August 2014 and December 2016. This period will see an advanced 20,000 sq m production facility built to house Reductor-PM’s assembly and testing plant.
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    “The start of construction of this assembly and testing facility is an important event for the whole of our region,” said Perm region Governor Viktor Basargin. “The development of advanced high-tech manufacturing will create a solid foundation for the regional economy and will be a key factor in its future growth, by making the region more attractive as an investment destination and strengthening its reputation as a national leader both economically and technologically.”

    “For Russian Helicopters, upgrading our production facilities is an extremely important task,” said Andrey Shibitov, Deputy CEO for Production. “Today we are making significant investments to create unique centres of excellence. Reductor-PM is home to one of these centres, for designing, producing, testing and after-sales service of helicopter transmissions.”

    “Construction of this new facility is long overdue,” said Nikolai Semikopenko, Managing Director of Reductor-PM. “Today our plant is home to unique isolating test-stands for testing 8M transmissions as well as tail transmissions and angle gearboxes for the Mi-28N. We are also working on creating test stands for VR-8A, VR-14, VR-23, VR-29 and VR-26 main gearboxes. We want to create Russia’s largest helicopter gearbox testing centre while meeting strict sustainability criteria. Construction of the new production facility is a major step towards reaching this goal.”

    As well as increasing testing capacity, the new facility will significantly expand Reductor-PM’s assembly plant, meaning that gearboxes and transmission units can be assembled to meet global best practices.

    Over the last five years, Russian Helicopters has implemented several large-scale investment projects at Reductor-PM. In 2013 a thermo-chemical parts processing plant – the only one of its kind in Russia – was opened, following investment of more than RUB 1.3 billion. More than 40 machines were purchased for processing gear-wheels, including some with spiral-bevel teeth. Work is ongoing to upgrade the plant’s machine tools for production of body parts and shaft machining. Today the company is also upgrading its electroplating facilities. Total investment in 2014-2016 will amount to more than RUB 3.5 billion.

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    Re: Military Aviation Industry: News

    Post  Mike E on Sun Sep 21, 2014 6:52 am

    Russian helicopter gunships make record longest crossing at drills


    AIRFIELD YELIZOVO (Kamchatka territory), September 21. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia’s Air Force helicopter gunships have made a record longest crossing in the history of army aviation at large-scale military exercises codenamed Vostok-2014, the spokesman of the press service and information department of Defence Ministry told reporters on Sunday.
    “Sixteen new helicopter gunships Mil Mi-8AMTSh have made a crossing over the sea from the Kuril island of Iturup to airfield Yelizovo. The machines have spent more than six hours in the air, flying more than 1,300 kilometres over the sea,” the officer said. In his words, such an unprecedented crossing became possible thanks to several more fuel tanks installed on helicopters, allowing for such a long non-stop flight.”
    These helicopter gunships based in the Eastern Military District have made a crossing especially for drills Vostok-2014, senior inspector-pilot of the flight safety service of the aviation directorate of the 3rd Command of Air Force and Air Defence Forces Colonel Sergei Dyagilev said. He noted that pilots from the Eastern Military District would ‘test’ these helicopters and if this new model is successful, helicopters Mi-8AMTSh can be equipped with additional fuel tanks which can be removed and installed again if necessary in the future.

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    Aviation Industry News

    Post  sepheronx on Sat Nov 08, 2014 7:26 pm

    Better consolidate it all into one thread. Hopefully mods like GarryB can merge threads.

    "Aviastar-SP" has opened the Center for the production of components made of steel, aluminum, magnesium and titanium
    On the territory of "Aviastar-SP" Center opened specialization in manufacturing aircraft components made of steel, aluminum, magnesium and titanium. The purpose of its creation - ensuring the needs of all companies belonging to the group of JSC "UAC" vysokachestvennoy rational cast and forged billet.
    "We go out to the entire Russian market with an offer that is just interested in all the consumers of steel products. We offer engineering and tooling technology, manufacturing with all types of control. And most importantly, we will provide our customers vysokachestvennoy products at affordable prices. Now we produce aluminum and steel castings. In the future there will be organized the production of magnesium and titanium castings. The centerpiece of the production will be a modern equipment and new technologies that provide an extremely high level of quality, "- says the director of the Center of specialization in production aircraft components made of steel, aluminum, magnesium and titanium" Aviastar-SP ", PhD Vladimir Sakharov.
    The objectives of the Centre is to ensure better capacity utilization of metallurgical production, ensuring lower costs of primary production, the creation of conditions for the formation and development of competitive advantages of steel production, as well as improving the quality of products.
    It is planned that in the center of specialization will produce hundreds of tons of aluminum and magnesium castings per year.

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    Post  George1 on Fri Nov 14, 2014 7:17 am

    Russia and China to determine configuration of joint transport helicopter in early 2015
    11.11.2014 / Interfax

    According to the CEO of the Russian Helicopters Alexander Mikheev, the technical configuration of the joint Russian and Chinese heavy-lift transport helicopter is going to be determined by February 2015.

    "We are currently developing the program of cooperation and division of responsibility of both the parties. We are determining the activities that each party is going to be in charge of. It is important to define which design bureaus are going to be engaged and what expertise and technologies we are going to use. In two or three months we are going to hold certain negotiations, where the configuration and flight performance of this helicopter will become clear," said Mr. Mikheev to the press at the international Air Show China-2014 opened in Zhuhai on Tuesday.

    It was previously reported that the Russian and Chinese heavy-lift helicopter was planned to be developed based on the technologies of Mi-26T — the heaviest helicopter in the world produced by Rosvertol (part of Russian Helicopters).

    CEO also noted that the new helicopter is not going to be similar to or a modernized version of the Russian heavy-lift Mi-26T helicopter.

    "This helicopter is going to be developed especially for the Chinese market to implement those missions established by various ministries and authorities of China, in particular, by the Emergency Situations Ministry," said Mr. Mikheev.

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    Russian Helicopters’ Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant receives international quality management system certification


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    Post  George1 on Tue Dec 02, 2014 8:17 pm

    Russian Helicopters strengthens market positions in South Asia
    Russian Aviaton » Tuesday December 2, 2014 20:21 MSK

    Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, will showcase its latest helicopters at International Defence Exhibition & Seminar (IDEAS 2014) in Karachi on 1-4 December. On display in collaboration with Rosoboronexport – the company’s partner for exports of military aircraft – will be the Mi-171E and Mi-17V-5 transports, as well as the Mi-35M transport and combat helicopter.

    The Mi-171E and Mi-17V-5 are designed to carry personnel and cargo, and can fly a range of missions to supply and evacuate troops. The medium multirole Mi-171E is the principal transport helicopter of the Pakistani Armed Forces. Mi-8/17-series helicopters are widely used across South Asia, and are often an indispensable means of transport and form the core of military helicopter fleets.
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    In October 2014 Russia completed deliveries of 63 Mi-17V-5 transport helicopters to the Afghan National Army under a Rosoboronexport contract. The Mi-17V-5 is produced by Kazan Helicopters, a Russian Helicopters company, and has repeatedly demonstrated its abilities in adverse climatic conditions in Afghanistan’s mountain regions.

    Earlier in 2014 another large Rosoboronexport contract was fulfilled with the delivery to China of 52 Mi-171E helicopters built by Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, another Russian Helicopters company. The Mi-171E operates successfully in China, and is widely used in regions with challenging terrain and harsh climates to transport medical supplies, humanitarian aid and construction materials.

    The Mi-35M transport and combat helicopter was developed from the legendary Mi-24 and uses the latest systems and technologies. It is designed to destroy enemy armoured vehicles, provide supporting firepower for ground troops, drop parachute troops, evacuate wounded personnel, and transport goods inside the cabin and on an external sling. The aircraft combines rich military operational experience with the latest developments in helicopter-building, and is in service with the armed forces of Russia, Brazil, Azerbaijan and other countries.

    South Asia is one of the fastest-growing markets for helicopters worldwide. At IDEAS 2014 Russian Helicopters will present its latest models to companies from the region, and provide briefings on post-service support and maintenance for Russian-built helicopters.

    IDEAS 2014 is one of the largest defence exhibitions in the region. It takes place every two years and brings together a large number of participants from around the world. The exhibition was first held in 2000.

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    Russia to build new Transport Helicopter based on Mi-8

    Post  Werewolf on Thu Feb 05, 2015 12:03 pm

    Новый военно-транспортный вертолет, который должен заменить знаменитый Ми-8, будет создан до 2018 года, сообщил в четверг РИА Новости источник в российском военно-промышленном комплексе.
    "Первый прототип перспективного среднего транспортно-десантного вертолета будет создан через два или три года. Фактически это — глубокая переработка прославленного Ми-8", — сказал собеседник агентства.
    При создании нового вертолета, который по размерам будет "немного крупнее Ми-8", "в качестве концептуального образца был выбран Ми-35М".
    По словам источника, новая машина будет обладать более высокими летно-техническими характеристиками, большей экономичностью, грузоподъемностью, дальностью полета. На вертолете планируется установка бортового радиоэлектронного оборудования отечественного производства.
    "Это будет принципиально новый вертолет с современной бортовой электроникой. Он будет сделан в защищенном варианте — получит бортовой комплекс обороны, то есть индивидуальную защиту летательного аппарата от его поражения всеми типами оружия", — рассказал собеседник агентства.

    The new military transport helicopter, which is to replace the famous Mi-8, will be created by 2018, said Thursday RIA Novosti source in the Russian military-industrial complex.
    "The first prototype of the average long-term transport and assault helicopters will be created in two or three years. In fact it is - deep processing of the famous Mi-8" - a spokesman said.
    When creating a new helicopter that size would be "slightly larger than the Mi-8", "as the concept of the sample was selected Mi-35M".
    According to the source, the new machine will have a higher flight performance, greater efficiency, capacity, flight range. The helicopter is planned to install avionics domestic production.
    "It will be a brand new helicopter with modern on-board electronics. It will be placed in a protected form - get airborne defense, that is, individual protection of the aircraft from its defeat all types of weapons", - told the agency.

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    Post  GarryB on Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:31 am

    Probably a high speed model with a pusher propeller...

    This from Mil:



    or possibly this from Kamov:



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    Post  Werewolf on Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:32 am

    Most certainly and maybe even with stubbed wings like on Mi-24 for extra lift which translates in better speeds.

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