RUSSIAN HELICOPTERS DELIVERS KA-32A11BC RESCUE HELICOPTER EQUIPPED WITH MEDICAL MODULE TO RUSSIAN EMERCOM

Moscow/17 May 2011 – Russian Helicopters, the helicopter industry holding and a part of UIC Oboronprom, has delivered the new Ka-32A11BC rescue helicopter equipped with a medical module to Ministry of the Russian Federation for Civil Defense, Emergency Management and Natural Disasters Response (EMERCOM of Russia). The helicopter was delivered under the contract concluded with EMERCOM in 2009 for delivery of five Ka-32A11BC helicopters in medevac configuration and also prepared for fire-fighting equipment installation.

The delivery ceremony took place at the 4th International Safety and Security Exhibition opened on 17 May in Moscow. Head of EMERCOM Sergey Shoigu and Russian Helicopter CEO Dmitry Petrov took part in the ceremony.

Joint comprehensive program “Providing Helicopters to Russian EMERCOM Aerial Rescue Units” signed by Russian Helicopters, JSC, and EMERCOM Aviation Department in November 2009 proposes helicopter deliveries for development of a safety and security infrastructure of federal motorways using aviation technologies, aviation rescue and medevac service in constituents of the Russian Federation, and a helicopter ambulance unit. 62 light and 123 midsize helicopters are expected to be acquired by the helicopter unit of EMERCOM Aviation Department as a result of the program implementation.

Many experts consider Ka-32A11BC as one of the world’s best rescue and fire-fighting helicopters. According to state aerial rescue units and commercial operators these helicopters are widely used for fire-fighting, law enforcement, rescue and evacuation of injured out of natural disaster areas, special police missions and state border patrolling.

Ka-32A11BC rescue helicopter equipped with a medical module and delivered today to Russian EMERCOM will be also showcased at the 4th HeliRussia 2011 International Helicopter Exhibition which is to start on 19 May 2011 at Crocus Expo international exhibition center. Russian Helicopters will exhibit new helicopter models and programs at the booth #1E, hall #4, pavilion #4.

Russian Helicopters, JSC is the subsidiary of UIC Oboronprom, a part of Russian Technologies State Corporation. It controls the following helicopter industry enterprises: Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant, Kamov, Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, Kazan Helicopters, Rostvertol, Progress Arsenyev Aviation Company named after N.I. Sazykin, Kumertau Aviation Production Enterprise, Stupino Machine Production Plant, Reductor-PM , Novosibirsk Aircraft Repairing Plant and Helicopter Service Company.

Partners of Russian Helicopters: AirTaxi Service (interior completions and maintenance); Tranzas (software, navigation systems, aviation simulators); CSTS Dinamika (technical training means for aviation flight and engineering personnel); BETA AIR (testing equipment and aviation electronics); Ural Works of Civil Aviation (repair of helicopter engines and components and reductors).

UIC Oboronprom, JSC is a multi-profile industrial and investment group established in 2002. A part of Russian Technologies State Corporation. Its main tasks include: helicopter engineering (Russian Helicopters, JSC) and engine-building (United Engine Industry Corporation managing company).

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