Holding «Helicopters of Russia» Italian company AgustaWestland plan before the end of 2012 to put the customer first assembled in Russia helicopter AW139. As told reporters now CEO of the holding «Helicopters of Russia» Dmitry Petrov at international aerospace exhibition «ILA 2012» in Berlin, the joint venture has already started work and the end of July on the stocks in the assembly are a few helicopters. «The first machine will be delivered to the customer later this year — in December,» — said D.Petrov, saying that at the moment is in the production of three helicopters.
Answering the question whether these helicopters installed some Russian components, D.Petrov said: «We have plans to supplement the Italian set. Although it is conventionally Italian, this equipment from around the world. South American engines, avionics, etc. French. This — an international project. «
Vertoletostroiteli Russian and Italian company AgustaWestland made on territory of Russia assembly creation helicopters AW139. According to unofficial data, the total investment of approximately 40 million euros, including the transmitted SP license, including ground equipment. Once a year, the joint venture must collect more than 24 machines. Produced in Russia AW139 helicopters will be delivered Russian consumers also exported to the CIS countries and other countries. Payback period — no later than 7 years.
Location for the joint venture elected village near Moscow Punks, nearby engineering center company «Helicopters of Russia».
Created a joint venture on a parity criteria. Funding is provided in equal Shred — 50 and 50, respectively, will equally share profits.
Helicopter AW139 — medium twin-engine helicopter with a takeoff weight of 6.4 thousand kg. It can carry up to 15 passengers. Used as corporate and VIP-transport helicopter, also work in the criteria on the shelves, in unavoidable situations, rescue operations, firefighting. Selling price of the helicopter — about 11 million euros.
AgustaWestland — one of the largest global companies to develop and manufacture helicopters. Comes in a group Finmeccanica. Company has manufacturing facilities in Italy, England and the United States.