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Technology is used in following enterprises:
Kazan Helicopters
Kazan Helicopters
Kazan Helicopters

JSC "Kazan helicopters" dates back to 1940. The enterprise produces the latest modifications of civil and military Mi-8/17 series helicopters designed by “Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant”, including Mi-8MTV-5, Mi-17V-5 and Mi-172 helicopters. JSC "Kazan helicopters" is also responsible for the development and production of the Ansat light helicopter and its military modification, the Ansat-U, designed for pilot training.

JSC "Kazan helicopters" closely cooperates with "Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant" in modernizing Mi-type helicopters.

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Technology:
Metal forming by hydro elastic method
Technology is used in following enterprises:
AAC Progress
AAC Progress
SMPP
SMPP
AAC Progress

JSC "AAC "Progress" (“Progress” Arsenyev Aviation Company”) was established in 1936 as an aviation repair plant. During its history the plant has changed its activity from repair work to production of aircraft and has become one of the leading enterprises of Primorsky Kray.

As of today, JSC "AAC "PROGRESS" produces one of the most exceptional combat helicopters in its class - Ka-52 "Alligator" reconnaissance attack helicopter. The company is preparing for the production of military and naval modification of this helicopter, which is the Ka-52K helicopter, and mastering serial production of a new Ka-62 civil utility helicopter.

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SMPP

JSC "SMPP" ("Stupino Machine Production Plant") was founded in 1948 as Plant No.120 for the mass production of airplane propellers.

Since its foundation, SMPP has mastered the production of 20 baseline items, each of which has led to numerous modifications and is employed in various aircraft models operated worldwide.

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Technology:
Waterjet cutting
Technology is used in following enterprises:
Rostvertol
Rostvertol
Rostvertol

JSC "Rostvertol" produces helicopters designed by "Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant", including the heaviest mass-produced helicopters in the world: the military Mi-26 and civil Mi-26T.

JSC "Rostvertol" performs the full production cycle of modern rotorcraft, including mechanical assembly production, stamping and forging production, assembly production, as well as a blade factory. The company also operates a flight testing facility for quality assessment.

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Technology:
Metal forming by drawing, stretching methods
Technology is used in following enterprises:
Kazan Helicopters
Kazan Helicopters
Kazan Helicopters

JSC "Kazan helicopters" dates back to 1940. The enterprise produces the latest modifications of civil and military Mi-8/17 series helicopters designed by “Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant”, including Mi-8MTV-5, Mi-17V-5 and Mi-172 helicopters. JSC "Kazan helicopters" is also responsible for the development and production of the Ansat light helicopter and its military modification, the Ansat-U, designed for pilot training.

JSC "Kazan helicopters" closely cooperates with "Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant" in modernizing Mi-type helicopters.

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Technology:
Laser cutting
Technology is used in following enterprises:
AAC Progress
AAC Progress
AAC Progress

JSC "AAC "Progress" (“Progress” Arsenyev Aviation Company”) was established in 1936 as an aviation repair plant. During its history the plant has changed its activity from repair work to production of aircraft and has become one of the leading enterprises of Primorsky Kray.

As of today, JSC "AAC "PROGRESS" produces one of the most exceptional combat helicopters in its class - Ka-52 "Alligator" reconnaissance attack helicopter. The company is preparing for the production of military and naval modification of this helicopter, which is the Ka-52K helicopter, and mastering serial production of a new Ka-62 civil utility helicopter.

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Technology:
Moulding by cold-setting compound (CSC) method
Technology is used in following enterprises:
AAC Progress
AAC Progress
AAC Progress

JSC "AAC "Progress" (“Progress” Arsenyev Aviation Company”) was established in 1936 as an aviation repair plant. During its history the plant has changed its activity from repair work to production of aircraft and has become one of the leading enterprises of Primorsky Kray.

As of today, JSC "AAC "PROGRESS" produces one of the most exceptional combat helicopters in its class - Ka-52 "Alligator" reconnaissance attack helicopter. The company is preparing for the production of military and naval modification of this helicopter, which is the Ka-52K helicopter, and mastering serial production of a new Ka-62 civil utility helicopter.

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Technology:
3D printing of patterns, moulds, FORTUS 900MC
Technology is used in following enterprises:
AAC Progress
AAC Progress
Rostvertol
Rostvertol
AAC Progress

JSC "AAC "Progress" (“Progress” Arsenyev Aviation Company”) was established in 1936 as an aviation repair plant. During its history the plant has changed its activity from repair work to production of aircraft and has become one of the leading enterprises of Primorsky Kray.

As of today, JSC "AAC "PROGRESS" produces one of the most exceptional combat helicopters in its class - Ka-52 "Alligator" reconnaissance attack helicopter. The company is preparing for the production of military and naval modification of this helicopter, which is the Ka-52K helicopter, and mastering serial production of a new Ka-62 civil utility helicopter.

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Rostvertol

JSC "Rostvertol" produces helicopters designed by "Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant", including the heaviest mass-produced helicopters in the world: the military Mi-26 and civil Mi-26T.

JSC "Rostvertol" performs the full production cycle of modern rotorcraft, including mechanical assembly production, stamping and forging production, assembly production, as well as a blade factory. The company also operates a flight testing facility for quality assessment.

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Technology:
3D printing of patterns, moulds, S-MAX
Technology is used in following enterprises:
AAC Progress
AAC Progress
Rostvertol
Rostvertol
AAC Progress

JSC "AAC "Progress" (“Progress” Arsenyev Aviation Company”) was established in 1936 as an aviation repair plant. During its history the plant has changed its activity from repair work to production of aircraft and has become one of the leading enterprises of Primorsky Kray.

As of today, JSC "AAC "PROGRESS" produces one of the most exceptional combat helicopters in its class - Ka-52 "Alligator" reconnaissance attack helicopter. The company is preparing for the production of military and naval modification of this helicopter, which is the Ka-52K helicopter, and mastering serial production of a new Ka-62 civil utility helicopter.

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Rostvertol

JSC "Rostvertol" produces helicopters designed by "Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant", including the heaviest mass-produced helicopters in the world: the military Mi-26 and civil Mi-26T.

JSC "Rostvertol" performs the full production cycle of modern rotorcraft, including mechanical assembly production, stamping and forging production, assembly production, as well as a blade factory. The company also operates a flight testing facility for quality assessment.

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Technology:
Processing of large-sized items
Technology is used in following enterprises:
Kazan Helicopters
Kazan Helicopters
Kazan Helicopters

JSC "Kazan helicopters" dates back to 1940. The enterprise produces the latest modifications of civil and military Mi-8/17 series helicopters designed by “Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant”, including Mi-8MTV-5, Mi-17V-5 and Mi-172 helicopters. JSC "Kazan helicopters" is also responsible for the development and production of the Ansat light helicopter and its military modification, the Ansat-U, designed for pilot training.

JSC "Kazan helicopters" closely cooperates with "Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant" in modernizing Mi-type helicopters.

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Technology:
Automated lines
Technology is used in following enterprises:
Reductor-PM
Reductor-PM
Reductor-PM

JSC "Reductor-PM" was established in 1995 on the basis of a separate gearbox facility of Perm Motors engine-building holding company. JSC "Reductor-PM" is one of the largest enterprises in Russia specializing in production and after-sales servicing of helicopter gearboxes and transmission units.

The enterprise produces, repairs and services main gearboxes and transmission units of Mi-8/17, Mi-26(T), Mi-28N Night Hunter and Ansat helicopters.

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Technology:
Processing of large-sized gear casings
Technology is used in following enterprises:
Reductor-PM
Reductor-PM
Reductor-PM

JSC "Reductor-PM" was established in 1995 on the basis of a separate gearbox facility of Perm Motors engine-building holding company. JSC "Reductor-PM" is one of the largest enterprises in Russia specializing in production and after-sales servicing of helicopter gearboxes and transmission units.

The enterprise produces, repairs and services main gearboxes and transmission units of Mi-8/17, Mi-26(T), Mi-28N Night Hunter and Ansat helicopters.

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Technology:
Thermochemical treatment of metal parts
Technology is used in following enterprises:
Reductor-PM
Reductor-PM
Reductor-PM

JSC "Reductor-PM" was established in 1995 on the basis of a separate gearbox facility of Perm Motors engine-building holding company. JSC "Reductor-PM" is one of the largest enterprises in Russia specializing in production and after-sales servicing of helicopter gearboxes and transmission units.

The enterprise produces, repairs and services main gearboxes and transmission units of Mi-8/17, Mi-26(T), Mi-28N Night Hunter and Ansat helicopters.

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Technology:
Gear cutting
Technology is used in following enterprises:
Rostvertol
Rostvertol
Rostvertol

JSC "Rostvertol" produces helicopters designed by "Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant", including the heaviest mass-produced helicopters in the world: the military Mi-26 and civil Mi-26T.

JSC "Rostvertol" performs the full production cycle of modern rotorcraft, including mechanical assembly production, stamping and forging production, assembly production, as well as a blade factory. The company also operates a flight testing facility for quality assessment.

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Technology:
Manufacturing of filament-wound blades
Technology is used in following enterprises:
KumAPE
KumAPE
KumAPE

JSC "KumAPE" ("Kumertau Aviation Production Enterprise") was established in 1962 as the development of Kumertau repair and engineering plant. The enterprise specializes in producing coaxial helicopters designed by Kamov Design Bureau.

JSC "KumAPE" produces all types of helicopters for the Russian Navy, including the Ęŕ-27, Ęŕ-29 and Ęŕ-31modifications, which boast unique technical characteristics and are used by naval forces worldwide.

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Technology:
Fabric proofing (production of prepregs)
Technology is used in following enterprises:
Rostvertol
Rostvertol
Rostvertol

JSC "Rostvertol" produces helicopters designed by "Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant", including the heaviest mass-produced helicopters in the world: the military Mi-26 and civil Mi-26T.

JSC "Rostvertol" performs the full production cycle of modern rotorcraft, including mechanical assembly production, stamping and forging production, assembly production, as well as a blade factory. The company also operates a flight testing facility for quality assessment.

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Technology:
Electroplating
Technology is used in following enterprises:
Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant
Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant
Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant

This experimental design bureau launched in 1947, headed by the legendary Soviet rotorcraft designer Mikhail Mil.

Today Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant is one of the world's most respected rotorcraft developers, producing helicopters that operate in over 100 countries.

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Technology:
Manufacturing of lay-up blades
Technology is used in following enterprises:
KumAPE
KumAPE
KumAPE

JSC "KumAPE" ("Kumertau Aviation Production Enterprise") was established in 1962 as the development of Kumertau repair and engineering plant. The enterprise specializes in producing coaxial helicopters designed by Kamov Design Bureau.

JSC "KumAPE" produces all types of helicopters for the Russian Navy, including the Ęŕ-27, Ęŕ-29 and Ęŕ-31modifications, which boast unique technical characteristics and are used by naval forces worldwide.

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Technology:
Milling of honeycomb structures
Technology is used in following enterprises:
Rostvertol
Rostvertol
Rostvertol

JSC "Rostvertol" produces helicopters designed by "Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant", including the heaviest mass-produced helicopters in the world: the military Mi-26 and civil Mi-26T.

JSC "Rostvertol" performs the full production cycle of modern rotorcraft, including mechanical assembly production, stamping and forging production, assembly production, as well as a blade factory. The company also operates a flight testing facility for quality assessment.

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Technology:
Aggregate assembling
Technology is used in following enterprises:
U-UAP
U-UAP
U-UAP

JSC "U-UAP" (Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant) dates back to 1939.

JSC "U-UAP" boasts considerable production and technical capabilities, which make it possible to produce new aircraft models, combine manufacturing of prototypes with mass production.

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Technology:
Incoming inspection of purchased components
Technology is used in following enterprises:
Kazan Helicopters
Kazan Helicopters
HeliVert
HeliVert
Rostvertol
Rostvertol
U-UAP
U-UAP
Kazan Helicopters

JSC "Kazan helicopters" dates back to 1940. The enterprise produces the latest modifications of civil and military Mi-8/17 series helicopters designed by “Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant”, including Mi-8MTV-5, Mi-17V-5 and Mi-172 helicopters. JSC "Kazan helicopters" is also responsible for the development and production of the Ansat light helicopter and its military modification, the Ansat-U, designed for pilot training.

JSC "Kazan helicopters" closely cooperates with "Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant" in modernizing Mi-type helicopters.

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HeliVert

HeliVert is a joint venture between Russian Helicopters and AgustaWestland, created as part of Russian Helicopters’ strategy to integrate itself into the system of international cooperation.

The HeliVert production facilities are based at the Russian Helicopters innovation centre, the National Helicopter-Building Centre, in the town of Tomilino near Moscow.

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Rostvertol

JSC "Rostvertol" produces helicopters designed by "Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant", including the heaviest mass-produced helicopters in the world: the military Mi-26 and civil Mi-26T.

JSC "Rostvertol" performs the full production cycle of modern rotorcraft, including mechanical assembly production, stamping and forging production, assembly production, as well as a blade factory. The company also operates a flight testing facility for quality assessment.

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U-UAP

JSC "U-UAP" (Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant) dates back to 1939.

JSC "U-UAP" boasts considerable production and technical capabilities, which make it possible to produce new aircraft models, combine manufacturing of prototypes with mass production.

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Technology:
Final assembling
Technology is used in following enterprises:
HeliVert
HeliVert
HeliVert

HeliVert is a joint venture between Russian Helicopters and AgustaWestland, created as part of Russian Helicopters’ strategy to integrate itself into the system of international cooperation.

The HeliVert production facilities are based at the Russian Helicopters innovation centre, the National Helicopter-Building Centre, in the town of Tomilino near Moscow.

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Technology:
Sprinkling waterproofing
Technology is used in following enterprises:
HeliVert
HeliVert
HeliVert

HeliVert is a joint venture between Russian Helicopters and AgustaWestland, created as part of Russian Helicopters’ strategy to integrate itself into the system of international cooperation.

The HeliVert production facilities are based at the Russian Helicopters innovation centre, the National Helicopter-Building Centre, in the town of Tomilino near Moscow.

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Technology:
Painting
Technology:
Scientific and technical groundwork
Technology:
Vertical structure of R.I.S.E. program
JSC "AAC "Progress"

JSC "AAC "Progress" (“Progress” Arsenyev Aviation Company”) was established in 1936 as an aviation repair plant. During its history the plant has changed its activity from repair work to production of aircraft and has become one of the leading enterprises of Primorsky Kray.

As of today, JSC "AAC "PROGRESS" produces one of the most exceptional combat helicopters in its class - Ka-52 "Alligator" reconnaissance attack helicopter. The company is preparing for the production of military and naval modification of this helicopter, which is the Ka-52K helicopter, and mastering serial production of a new Ka-62 civil utility helicopter.

Currently, the enterprise is implementing production modernization. At the first stage of program implementation technical re-equipment of casting production is performed, the second stage involves reconstruction and re-equipment of composite, thermal production and machining, implementation of digital and information technologies, enhancement of energy efficiency of the enterprise.

JSC "KumAPE"

JSC "KumAPE" ("Kumertau Aviation Production Enterprise") was established in 1962 as the development of Kumertau repair and engineering plant. The enterprise specializes in producing coaxial helicopters designed by Kamov Design Bureau.

JSC "KumAPE" produces all types of helicopters for the Russian Navy, including the Ęŕ-27, Ęŕ-29 and Ęŕ-31modifications, which boast unique technical characteristics and are used by naval forces worldwide.

In addition to military helicopters, the enterprise produces civil rotorcraft, including new utility Ka-32Ŕ11ÂŃ helicopter, a further development of search and rescue Ka-27PS helicopter, and light Ka-226T helicopter.

The Ka-32A11BC helicopter is operated in many countries around the world as an efficient fire-fighting helicopter and as the helicopter capable of transporting cargo both in the fuselage and at an external sling, performing logging, evacuating patients and casualties, as well as patrolling and supporting operations of special services. The Ka-32A11BC helicopter is EASA certified and meets FAR-29 and AP-29 standards.

The light utility Ka-226T helicopter is capable of landing on small, unprepared sites, including in confined urban conditions. It is designed to perform emergency medical services, special operations and transport cargo at the external sling or inside the fuselage. The Ka-226T meets the latest safety, environmental and fuel efficiency requirements.

Kumertau Aviation Production Enterprise is currently upgrading its facilities as part of Russian Helicopters' overall strategy for developing its production capacities. The enterprise provides training for its pilots and engineers. After completing their training, pilots are awarded a course certificate, their examination mark sheet and a record of their flights.

Ka- helicopters are operated in more than 30 countries and are employed in special operations worldwide.

JSC "Reductor-PM"

JSC "Reductor-PM" was established in 1995 on the basis of a separate gearbox facility of Perm Motors engine-building holding company. JSC "Reductor-PM" is one of the largest enterprises in Russia specializing in production and after-sales servicing of helicopter gearboxes and transmission units.

The enterprise produces, repairs and services main gearboxes and transmission units of Mi-8/17, Mi-26(T), Mi-28N Night Hunter and Ansat helicopters. In the near future it will also begin production of gearboxes and transmission units for the Mi-38 helicopter.

JSC "Reductor-PM" is actively participating in modernization of Mi-8/17 and Mi-26(T) helicopters. The first new 8M transmissions for Mi-8/17 helicopters were supplied in 2009. Transmission may operate as part of the power unit of the helicopter with VK-2500 engines. Tail rotor transmission capacity more than doubled.

Reductor-PM is currently upgrading its production facilities as part of Russian Helicopters' modernization program. It is purchasing and installing new high-performance equipment, building modern energy-efficient test benches and developing state-of-the-art thermochemical processing facilities.

"Russian Helicopters" Holding Company has also established a center of excellence for the development and production of helicopter accessories and test benches at JSC “Reductor-PM”. The plant has designed, built and certified unique test benches for 8M transmission units, tail transmission units and Mi-28N Night Hunter angular gearboxes that are suited for both prescreen and endurance testing. Installation of the test bench for VR-8A and VR-14 main gearboxes has been completed. All test benches incorporate efficient mechanically closed kinematic schemes that use modern measuring and monitoring components. A special automated management system has also been implemented.

JSC "SMPP"

JSC "SMPP" ("Stupino Machine Production Plant") was founded in 1948 as Plant No.120 for the mass production of airplane propellers.

Since its foundation, SMPP has mastered the production of 20 baseline items, each of which has led to numerous modifications and is employed in various aircraft models operated worldwide.

Today the plant produces accessories for the majority of Russian-made helicopters, including civil and military Mi-8/17 and Mi-26(T), Mi-35M, Mi-28N Night Hunter and Ka-52 Alligator helicopters.

The plant boasts unique facilities and highly qualified staff. It is fully capable of handling the complete production cycle of rotorcraft accessories, including machine processing, thermochemical processing, foundry production, production of rubber and plastic fittings, electroplating and painting, as well as tool-making facilities. Exhaustive wear and fatigue tests are also conducted at SMPP, which makes it possible to enhance product quality and robustness.

SMPP works closely with Kamov and Mil Design Bureaus, as well as other prominent Russian design schools. Stupino Machine Production Plant also conducts its own R&D projects and finds solutions for developing new prototypes, in particular, produces rotor systems for Mi-28N Night Hunter military helicopters, develops and produces main rotors for the new Mi-38 medium transport and passenger helicopter.

JSC "Kazan Helicopters"

ÎJSC "Kazan helicopters" dates back to 1940. The enterprise produces the latest modifications of civil and military Mi-8/17 series helicopters designed by “Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant”, including Mi-8MTV-5, Mi-17V-5 and Mi-172 helicopters. JSC "Kazan helicopters" is also responsible for the development and production of the Ansat light helicopter and its military modification, the Ansat-U, designed for pilot training.

JSC "Kazan helicopters" closely cooperates with "Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant" in modernizing Mi-type helicopters. The future activity area of the enterprise is mastering serial production of the new Mi-38 transport and passenger helicopter. The Mi-38 helicopter may be operated in a wide range of climatic conditions and does not require hanger storage. JSC "Russian Helicopters" is expecting high demand for the Mi-38 helicopter in all its traditional markets.

Kazan Helicopters is undergoing extensive technical re-equipment as part of Russian Helicopters’ strategy to modernize its production facilities. As part of this process, Kazan Helicopters is being fitted with high-performance equipment and is introducing standardized production processes.

Helicopters of Russian production manufactured in Kazan have logged more than 50 million flight hours all around the world. Since its foundation Kazan Helicopter Plant has produced over 12 000 helicopters.

JSC "Rostvertol"

The aviation plant in Rostov-on-Don was founded in 1939 as a manufacturer of military and civil airplanes. It was subsequently restructured and became the first serial producer of helicopters in Russia. The Mi-1 light utility helicopter designed by "Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant" was put into serial production in 1956. In 1992 the company was renamed from "Plant No.168" to JSC "Rostvertol".

JSC "Rostvertol" produces helicopters designed by "Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant", including the heaviest mass-produced helicopters in the world: the military Mi-26 and civil Mi-26T, which are capable of transporting up to 20 tons in the transport cabin or at the external sling. For many years Rostvertol produced the legendary Mi-24 helicopter, which still serves with dozens of countries around the world. The new Mi-35M utility attack helicopter, which has been produced in the plant since 2005, is the further development of the Mi-24. JSC "Rostvertol" also produces the latest Mi-28N Night Hunter attack helicopter and its modifications. It is currently preparing for the serial production of the Mi-28UB training combat helicopter, which is designed to effectively train pilots while still retaining the full capabilities of a combat helicopter.

JSC "Rostvertol" performs the full production cycle of modern rotorcraft, including mechanical assembly production, stamping and forging production, assembly production, as well as a blade factory. The company also operates a flight testing facility for quality assessment.

JSC "Rostvertol" produces helicopters for both Russian and foreign state and commercial operators. Helicopters manufactured by Rostvertol operate in over 30 countries (CIS, Europe, Asia and South America).

JSC "Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant"

JSC "U-UAP" (Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant) dates back to 1939.

During the first years of operation the enterprise performed repair work of aircraft (I-16 and SB planes). At the beginning of 1941 the plant began producing the fuselage and fins of the Pe-2 plane in cooperation with Irkutsk aviation plant. This period enabled the plant to grow from a branch of Irkutsk aviation plant to an independent aircraft manufacturing plant No.99.

In 1956, the era of helicopter manufacturing began at the plant: it mastered the production of coaxial helicopters developed by Kamov design bureau. The plant produced different modifications of Ka-15 and Ka-18 light helicopters, as well as Ka-25 shipborne helicopters.

Beginning in 1970, production of the Mi-8 helicopter, the largest mass produced model in the world, formed a big chapter in the history of the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant. Different models of this helicopter were manufactured and shipped around the world. In total, Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant has produced more than 4 000 Mi-8 helicopters.

An important step was the development of the Mi-8AMT (export version of the Mi-171) helicopter production in the early 1990s. This helicopter represents a complete modernization of the earlier Mi-8 helicopter. Currently, the Mi-171 helicopter is one of the most extensively used medium/heavy-lift helicopters.

In the late 1990s the Mi-171Sh military and transport helicopter was introduced. Initial deliveries of the helicopter began in 2002, after it had passed a series of tests. Before long the helicopter was put into service by a number of countries in South-East Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, Latin America, eastern Europe (including NATO) and the CIS.

In 2005, the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant began producing the Mi-171A1 cargo and passenger helicopter. The helicopter was certified by Brazil aviation authorities under requirements that comply with FAR-29 aviation regulations.

The Mi-171A1 laid the foundation of the first prototypes of Mi-171A2 helicopters, which were to be upgraded and replace the Mi-8/171 family of helicopters in future. The beginning of serial production of the Mi-171A2 helicopter is planned for 2015.

JSC "U-UAP" boasts considerable production and technical capabilities, which make it possible to produce new aircraft models, combine manufacturing of prototypes with mass production. Production facilities of the plant are certified by IAC AR. Strict and continuous control is implemented at all stages of production.

Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant

This experimental design bureau launched in 1947, headed by the legendary Soviet rotorcraft designer Mikhail Mil. Under Mil’s leadership, the bureau developed the world-famous Mi- helicopter series, including the most popular model in history – the Mi-8/17 series. Today Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant is one of the world's most respected rotorcraft developers, producing helicopters that operate in over 100 countries.

Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant includes an experimental design bureau, prototype production unit, advanced R&D facility, engineering and innovation centre, and a one-of-a-kind flight test facility. Today the plant forms a key part of Russian Helicopters’ intellectual infrastructure, the National Helicopter Development Centre, which researches and tests new helicopter designs.

The Mil plant's key areas of activity are experimental design and research, and the design, construction and testing of prototype helicopters. The plant’s staff oversee the launch of production of new models and modifications for the Mi- series, and provide operational support for commercial and military helicopters.

Over the course of its history, the bureau has designed 13 basic models, ranging from light to super-heavy class helicopters. The most popular designs are the Mi-2, Mi-4, Mi-6, Mi-8/17 and Mi-24, which have all been released in multiple versions.

The plant is currently developing new commercial helicopters including the Mi-38 transport and passenger carrier and the upgraded Mi-171A2 and Mi-26T2. For the benefit of its clients in the Russian defence industry and from abroad, the plant is also now working to improve the Mi-28NE Night Hunter and Mi-35M combat helicopters and developing new versions of these models – such as the Mi-28UB military helicopter for pilot training.

Helicopters designed by the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant are manufactured at Russian Helicopters' production facilities at Rostvertol, Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant and Kazan Helicopters.

HeliVert

HeliVert is a joint venture between Russian Helicopters and AgustaWestland, created as part of Russian Helicopters’ strategy to integrate itself into the system of international cooperation. HeliVert produces the medium commercial AW139 designed by AgustaWestland, which is in demand around the world, including in Russia and other CIS countries for corporate and VIP transportation.

The HeliVert production facilities are based at the Russian Helicopters innovation centre, the National Helicopter-Building Centre, in the town of Tomilino near Moscow.

The factory covers an area of 40,000 sq m, is fitted with the very latest technical equipment and produces helicopters using cutting-edge technologies. It is expected that HeliVert will be able to produce up to 15-20 AW139s every year.

AugustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is a key partner of Russian Helicopters. AgustaWestland is a leading helicopter-building company and produces a broad range of models.