June 28, 2012 By Carey Fredericks
June 28, 2012, Moscow, Rus. - Russian Helicopters, one of the world's leading helicopter manufacturers and part of Russian state defence holding Oboronprom, and Turbomeca (Safran Group) have announced that they have signed a general agreement on support cooperation of Turbomeca helicopter engines in Russia.
Such an agreement plans for Helicopter Service Company, part of Russian Helicopters group, to provide engine support services in Russia for the engines manufactured by Turbomeca and used in Russian Helicopters' new light-class Ka-226T and medium twin Ka-62 models operated by Russian military and governmental customers.
Ural Works of Civil Aviation, part of Helicopter Service Company, will repair Turbomeca engines in Russia for military and governmental customers under the specific licence agreement.
"We are pleased to be one of the members of the club of companies maintaining Turbomeca engines," Russian Helicopters CEO Dmitry Petrov said. "This agreement reflects the high quality of the technical support provided by Helicopter Service Company, and illustrates the depth of trust between our two companies. It also means that we can offer even better service to our customers across the world through enhanced after-sales care."
Olivier Andriès, Chairman and CEO of Turbomeca, said: "We are very pleased to extend our partnership with Russian Helicopters to support services. This general agreement on support cooperation lays the groundwork for joint aftersales service of Russian rotorcraft fitted with Turbomeca engines. Once this agreement being operational, it will allow to ensure the best service for state of the art Turbomeca engines used in Russia".