Tomilino this year will produce AW139 helicopters

In the fourth quarter of this year Tomilino (Moscow region) will make medium twin-engine helicopter AW139. Construction of the line assembly plant in an area of 40 thousand square meters. m in the industrial zone near Moscow Tomilino began a year ago. This year it plans to release two helicopters, while the designed capacity, the plant will be able to collect up to 15 units per year for the AW139 markets in Russia and CIS countries.

Since the beginning of April in Russia is already flying first AW139, however, until the Italian assembly. Over the past two years, AgustaWestland has received orders from Russia for six AW139. Among the customers there and the Presidential Squadron "Russia", which is to get two helicopters of this type in the beginning of next year. However, while partners HeliVert not officially reveal who will be the first customer "Russian» AW139.

Perhaps at the next MAKS can be seen medium twin helicopter AW139, assembled in Russia. The program of development of production in our country these helicopters Italian company AgustaWestland is one of the most prominent international cooperation programs, the holding company "Helicopters of Russia" and its parent company "OPK" Oboronprom. ‘"

This program was launched in the summer of 2007, and in June of this year, at the air show in Le Bourget "Helicopters of Russia" and the Italian manufacturer announced the signing of definitive agreements on the establishment of a joint venture HeliVert. As the then director general of "Helicopters of Russia" Dmitry Petrov, "a mutual exchange of experience and culture will lead to Russia and the CIS is one of the best helicopters." "We are confident that in the coming years AW139 proves its ability to meet the needs of the civilian market in Russia and the CIS", — the head of AgustaWestland supported his colleague Bruno Spanolini.

This joint venture will operate the plant for assembly plant in the Russian helicopter AW139. HeliVert guide will be on an equal footing, "Russian Helicopters" and AgustaWestland, which will appoint the CEO and Deputy CEO respectively. The number of employees at the maximum output power exceeds 100 people.

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