"Helicopters of Russia", one of the world’s leading developers and manufacturers of helicopters, including some of the most iconic, innovative and widely operated models, and the company AgustaWestland, part of a group Finmeccanica, are pleased to announce that today, the International Air Show in Farnborough, they signed preliminary framework agreement on joint development, production and sale of modern single-engine helicopter weighing 2.5 tons.
The agreement was signed by AgustaWestland CEO Bruno Spanolini and General Director of JSC "Helicopters of Russia" Dmitry Petrov. Both parties will participate in a joint program on a parity basis, assuming that the new helicopter will be sold on the world market and is widely used in a variety of fields.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, the Director General of the holding company "Helicopters of Russia" Dmitry Petrov said, "We are pleased to expand our partnership with AugustaWestland and opportunities to jointly develop a new light helicopter. Cooperation "Helicopters of Russia" with other manufacturers, is also the leader of the world market — is an important part of our strategy to develop new products to meet the ever growing needs of our customers worldwide. "
General Director of AgustaWestland Spanolini Bruno said: "The signing of this agreement contributes to the further development of our lasting and successful cooperation with the" Helicopters of Russia ". We have already opened an assembly plant for Helivert AW 139 helicopters in Russia, and our new joint program will be the next step in the development of cooperation aimed at ensuring the future needs of the global market. " In 2010 AgustaWestland and "Russian Helicopters" HeliVert formed a joint venture to assemble AW139 helicopters at a new plant in Tomilino (Moscow region). The plant will provide the growing demand for the helicopters on the market of civil aviation in Russia and in the CIS countries, the production will be launched this year.
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Company AgustaWestland, member of the group Finmeccanica, is one of the largest participants in the global market of civil and military helicopters. The company offers a unique range of helicopters and solutions in the field of training and technical support to meet the requirements of the clients to the target machine characteristics. The main company AgustaWestlandin the UK, Poland and the United States.
JSC "Helicopters of Russia" — A subsidiary of the United Industrial Corporation "Oboronprom", in turn, a member of the State Corporation "Russian Technologies". The company is one of the world’s leading helicopter production and the only strong developer and manufacturer of helicopters in Russia. The head office of the holding is located in Moscow. The structure of JSC "Helicopters of Russia" includes five helicopter plants, two design bureaus, the company for the production and maintenance of components and service company that provides after-sales support in Russia and abroad.