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UTair receives delivery of new Eurocopter helicopters

UTair Aviation has received the first of 20 light AS350 B3 helicopters at the Eurocopter facility in Marignane, France, in line with the contract signed in fall 2010.

Deliveries of AS350 B3 and AS355 NP helicopter, the largest deal for such aircraft in former Soviet countries, will continue through summer 2013. With the next scheduled delivery, UTair will be the first airline in Russia to begin operations with the upgraded AS350 B3 model (AS350 B3e). The modified version has a number of technical advantages that contribute to operational efficiency and facilitate technical support.

Adding 20 light helicopters to the UTair fleet will significantly improve the airline’s leadership in the corresponding market segment. Since 2006, UTair has been successfully operating Ecureuil helicopters equipped to carry up to 5 passengers onboard or an external load of up to 1400 kg. The advantages of these helicopters are highly appreciated by the airline’s customers – the AS350 B3 and AS355 N are used for VIP passenger flights, patrol operations for oil and gas infrastructure, aerial photography and filming, external load cargo delivery and MEDEVAC flights.

UTair Aviation is also the largest customer for the new Eurocopter’s twin-engine EC175 that has been designed according to UTair specifications. UTair has signed a contract for the delivery of 15 EC175 between 2013 – 2014 in spring 2011.

Another aspect of cooperation between UTair and Eurocopter includes the creation of a certified service center for AS350, AS355N, EC130 and BO 105 helicopters at the base of UTair subsidiary UTair Engineering. In addition, the UTair Training center has been certified to train pilots and technical staff in operations of the most in-demand Eurocopter helicopters, the AS350 and AS355.

UTair Aviation operates the world’s largest helicopter fleet, with more than 330 helicopters of all classes. The base of its fleet consists of Mil and Eurocopter helicopters. UTair is the largest helicopter service provider to the United Nations, with cooperation agreements since 1992. In Russia the core clients for UTair helicopter services are leading oil and gas companies. In 2011, UTair helicopter operations will span across Russia and ten foreign countries.

Eurocopter Group is the world leader in helicopter production and related services. Established in 1992, the Franco-German-Spanish Eurocopter Group is a division of EADS, a world leader in aerospace, defense and related services. The Eurocopter Group employs approximately 17,500 people. In 2010, Eurocopter confirmed its position as the world’s number one helicopter manufacturer in the civil and parapublic market with a turnover of 4.8 billion Euros, orders for 346 new helicopters and a 49% market share in the civil and parapublic sectors. Overall, the Group’s helicopters account for 33% of the total worldwide civil and parapublic fleet. Eurocopter’s strong worldwide presence is ensured by its 30 subsidiaries and participations on five continents, along with a dense network of distributors, certified agents and maintenance centers. There are currently 11,200 Eurocopter helicopters in service and some 2,900 customers in 147 countries. Eurocopter offers the largest civil and military helicopter range in the world.

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UTair receives delivery of new Eurocopter helicopters
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First group of pilots complete Eurocopter programs at UTair Training Center

The UTair Aviation’s Training Center, under license from Eurocopter to train pilots and engineers in the operation of Eurocopter helicopters, has completed the first wave of training of three groups of pilots for operations with AS350 and AS355 helicopters. Eurocopter is the world’s leading helicopter manufacturer and the AS350 and AS355 are the most popular light helicopters.  >>>


UTair guarantees fuel supply in Moscow airports

UTair Aviation General Director Andrey Martirosov, commenting on the issue of possible jet fuel shortages at Moscow airports as reported in the media, has assured UTair passengers that the airline will have sufficient fuels supplies to conduct operations. ''All UTair flights serviced at Vnukovo and Domodedovo International Airports in Moscow remain as scheduled and will run on time,” he said.  >>>


UTair confirms a planned order of 20 AW139 helicopters

During MAKS-2011 air show UTair Aviation (the largest helicopter operator in Russia and one of the largest in the world), Russian Helicopters (subsidiary of JSC UIC Oboronprom, part of Russian Technologies State Corporation) and AgustaWestland (a Finmeccanica company) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a planned order of 20 AW139 helicopters to be assembled in Russia.  >>>


UTair named the most punctual airline in Domodedovo

In July 2011 Domodedovo International Airport named UTair Aviation the most punctual airline among client airlines served by the airport. UTair Airlines emerged with 72.8% of its regular flights on schedule. UTair performed 100 of the 249 flights from Domodedovo in July among the airlines of Russia and CIS. The airline's superior reliability is a result of its precision scheduling efforts and the professional finesse of its service teams directly responsible for the organization of passenger transportation, as well as the strategic activities of the airline aimed at ensuring flight regularity. Included among these activities are daily flight monitoring and flight plan management by UTair’s Mission Control Center and the integration of operational procedures based on modern air transport technology in areas such as flight coordination, strategic fleet logistics and others. UTair has invested significantly in modernizing its fleet and MRO technology. Flight regularity represents the ratio of flights perfo  >>>


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UTair receives delivery of two Boeing 737-800

UTair Aviation has received another two mid-range next generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft from the Boeing facility in Seattle. The aircraft, configured with the new Sky Interior, come on schedule as part of 10 such aircraft expected this year. The number of Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft in the UTair fleet now totals seven, four with Sky Interior modifications. UTair expects to have the remaining 737-800 NGs in its fleet by the end of the year.  >>>


UTair Aviation and Russian helicopters sign contract for delivery of 40 new Mil-171 helicopters

On August 17 at the MAKS International Air Show in Zhukovsky, UTair Aviation and Russian Helicopters, a part of United Industrial Corporation Oboronprom, signed a contract for the delivery of 40 Mil-171 mid-sized helicopters. Deliveries are expected to begin in 2012.  >>>


UTair receives delivery of new Eurocopter helicopters

UTair Aviation has received the first of 20 light AS350 B3 helicopters at the Eurocopter facility in Marignane, France, in line with the contract signed in fall 2010.  >>>


UTair launches daily flight to Minsk

Continuing to develop its international route network, UTair Aviation has announced its new daily flight connecting Moscow and the Belarusian capital Minsk starting September 1, 2011.  >>>


UTair Aviation completes 2010 IFRS Consolidated Financial Reporting

UTair Aviation has completed its annual IFRS report for 2010. The preparation of the IFRS report and its audit are an important element of UTair's transparency policy and its attractiveness for investors. According to the report, UTair Group revenues rose by 33% in over 2009, amounting to 44.4 billion rubles. Operational income increased to 3.15 billion rubles.  >>>



 
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