Rus­sian He­li­copters showed strong pro­duc­tion and fi­nan­cial growth in 2013

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In 2013, Rus­sian He­li­copters, a sub­sidiary of Oboron­prom, part of State Cor­po­ra­tion Rostec, pro­duced 303 he­li­copters for Rus­sian and in­ter­na­tional cus­tomers, with an an­tic­i­pated con­sol­i­dated profit in ex­cess of 140 bil­lion rou­bles. Pre­lim­i­nary re­sults were voiced at the Rus­sian He­li­copters board meet­ing which re­viewed per­for­mance in the he­li­copter sec­tor over the past year and out­lined its main pri­or­i­ties for 2014.

“In 2013 Rus­sian He­li­copters con­tin­ued to de­velop as a mod­ern, highly ef­fi­cient and dy­namic Rus­sian com­pany,” Rus­sian He­li­copters CEO Alexan­der Mikheev said. “We com­pleted the state de­fence or­der in full, sup­plied com­bat he­li­copters to ex­port and pro­duced dozens of batches of safe, re­li­able com­mer­cial he­li­copters for Rus­sian and in­ter­na­tional cus­tomers.”

We con­tin­ued to mod­ernise pro­duc­tion over the past year. Over 800 news pieces of ma­chin­ery were in­stalled in our fa­cil­i­ties, and more than 100 events de­signed to make us more eco-friendly and im­prove safety were held. Im­ple­ment­ing in­vest­ment projects de­liv­ered sig­nif­i­cant re­sults: re­tool­ing the pro­cess­ing, plat­ing, and com­pos­ite in­dus­tries was con­cluded. Out­put per em­ployee in­creased by 12.4 per cent to 3.4 mil­lion rou­bles per staff mem­ber.

The port­fo­lio of con­firmed or­ders, as of De­cem­ber 11, 2013, stood at 772 he­li­copters worth over 370 bil­lion rou­bles. Rus­sian He­li­copters’ or­der book is 100 per cent full for 2014, 73 per cent full for 2015 and 25 per cent full for 2016.

Rus­sian He­li­copters’ pri­or­i­ties for the com­ing year have been set. No­tably, the vec­tor of work on ma­jor projects in the light, medium and heavy classes of he­li­copters has been de­fined. One of the key pri­or­i­ties for 2014 will be slash­ing the time­frame for bring­ing the new multi-role Ka-62, Mi-38, and Mi - 171A2 he­li­copters to mar­ket. An agree­ment with the com­pany Agus­taWest­land was signed, creat­ing a new light he­li­copter with a weight of 2.5 tonnes, in a joint venture. Rus­sian He­li­copters and Tur­bomeca signed an agree­ment on open­ing ser­vice cen­tres to sup­port the com­mis­sion­ing of the Ka - 226T and Ka-62, equipped with French en­gines.

In 2014, work on de­vel­op­ments and the creation of new he­li­copter mod­els will con­tinue at the in­no­va­tion clus­ter at the com­pany’s Na­tional He­li­copter Manufacturing Cen­tre in the Moscow re­gion town of Tomilino, where Rus­sian He­li­copters’ key in­tel­lec­tual as­sets, the Mil Moscow He­li­copter Plant and Kamov De­sign Bu­reau, are based.

In ser­vic­ing, Rus­sian He­li­copters will con­tinue to fol­low its strat­egy of de­vel­op­ing a global sys­tem for post-sales ser­vices, which will al­low it to move to “full life-cy­cle” he­li­copter sales, en­sur­ing he­li­copter sold re­ceive top-notch sup­port through­out their ser­vice life.

In terms of cor­po­rate devel­op­ment, Rus­sian He­li­copters will con­tinue to op­ti­mise its man­age­ment sys­tems to en­sure a smooth trans­fer from fi­nan­cial to oper­a­tional man­age­ment mod­els. The main goal will be bring­ing to a close the re­struc­tur­ing and op­ti­mi­sa­tion of the key pro­duc­tion and spe­cialised en­ter­prises that have come to­gether to form Rus­sian He­li­copters.

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