Russian Helicopters to Export 7 Ка-32А11BCs in 2018
Kumertau / 26 January 2018
Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) will deliver 7 multirole Ка-32A11BC helicopters to foreign customers in 2018. The machines are being built at Kumertau Aviation Production Enterprise (KumAPP).
At the end of last December Russian Helicopters has delivered two Ка-32А11ВС helicopters to Fire Department of the Department of Public Safety, Qingdao, China, and two more machines will be handed over to United Helicopters, China, this year.
These days the first Ка-32А11BC has already been built at the plant and is being prepared for delivery to Kaan Air, Turkey; the second and third machines will be handed over to the customer this year. Furthermore, two more helicopters will be delivered to Southeast Asian countries in 2018.
“Ка-32А11BC is one of the best helicopters for firefighting, it deserved credibility of operators all around the world thanks to its unequaled performance and maintainability. I am glad to note that new partners join to traditional operators of this machine. I am convinced that the first Ка-32А11BC experience will be successful in these countries and become the foundation for future deliveries,” said Andrey Boginsky, CEO, Russian Helicopters.
The medium multirole coaxial Ка-32А11BC is designed for search and rescue missions and for work at high altitudes, for the most complicated firefighting operations, internal and external cargo transporting, skidding, medical and casualty evacuation, as well as for patrolling and support of special operations.
The helicopter perfectly serves purposes of lifesaving, wildland firefighting and high-rise firefighting. It has been applied successfully for firefighting wildfires and man-made fires in various locations. Ка-32А11BC is used in Russia, Canada, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, China, South Korea, Indonesia and other countries.
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. Among the buyers of the holding company’s products are the Defense Ministry of Russia, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, EMERCOM of Russia, and other state customers, Gazprom Avia and UTair airlines, as well as major Russian and foreign companies. In 2016, the revenue of Russian Helicopters under IFRS amounted to RUB 214.3 billion, its shipments totaled to 189 helicopters.
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 three holding companies working in civilian industry, as well as 80 directly managed organizations. Rostec’s portfolio includes well-known brands such as AVTOVAZ, KAMAZ, Concern Kalashnikov, Russian Helicopters, VSMPO AVISMA, UralVagonZavod, etc. Rostec companies are located in 60 constituent entities of the Russian Federation and supply products to the markets of more than 70 countries. In 2016 the consolidated revenue of Rostec reached 1 trillion 266 billion rubles, while the consolidated net income and EBITDA amounted to 88 and 268 billion rubles respectively. In 2016 the average salary in the Corporation was 44 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.
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