TURBOMECA AND RUSSIAN HELICOPTERS SIGN A CONTRACT FOR THE DELIVERY OF 40 ARDIDEN 3G TO POWER THE KA-62

Moscow, 19 May 2011

During the Heli Russia Air Show, Russian Helicopters, JSC has formally placed on Turbomeca (Safran group) the first order for the delivery of 40 serial Ardiden 3G engines for the Ka-62.

This first lot of 40 engines will be delivered to Russian Helicopters over a period of two years.

Such order materializes the first step of the main agreements signed between Russian Helicopters, JSC and Turbomeca end of April 2011 for the development and supply of at least 308 Turbomeca Ardiden 3G engines to be installed on the updated Ka-62 helicopter.

Dmitry Petrov, Chief Executive of Russian Helicopters, said: “I am delighted that we have signed this first purchase, very close after having signed the supply contract. I am very confident that our partnership will be fruitful”.

Turbomeca (Safran group) is the leading helicopter engine manufacturer, and has produced over 68 000 turbines based on its own designs since the company was founded. Dedicated to 2,350 customers in 155 countries, Turbomeca provides a proximity service thanks to its 16 sites, 26 Maintenance Centers, 24 Repair & Overhaul Centers and 90 Field representatives and Field technicians. Microturbo, the subsidiary of Turbomeca, is the European leader in turbojet engines for missiles, drones and auxiliary power units.

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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