New CEO at Russian Helicopters

New CEO at Russian Helicopters


Personnel rotation is intended to strengthen the work of aircraft manufacturing companies in priority areas. Russian Helicopters are currently facing large-scale tasks related to the development of civil aviation programs and the promotion of new types of aircraft to the markets. In particular, the holding is completing certification of the Ka-62 helicopter, has begun flight tests of the upgraded Ka-226T and is preparing to start flight tests of the newest “offshore” Mi-171A3.

“Today the holding is one of the leaders in the global helicopter industry, and we face serious tasks to further strengthen these positions. I would like to thank the previous management for their contribution to the development of the company – by now, a significant portfolio of firm orders for 525 helicopters has been formed. fulfillment of obligations under existing contracts, as well as the continuation of a number of important development work in the civilian segment, “said Nikolai Kolesov.

Nikolay Kolesov has headed the Concern Radioelectronic Technologies since 2009. Under his leadership, the Concern became a leading developer and manufacturer in the field of avionics for all types of aircraft. More than 850 samples of electronic warfare aircraft were produced, including helicopter-based ones, electronic countermeasures for the protection of aircraft and helicopters. In addition, KRET produces civilian electronics, including electric charging stations, medical equipment, etc. Over 11 years, the output of civilian products has increased more than 20 times – from 2.3 billion rubles in 2009 to 47.4 billion rubles in 2020.

Andrey Boginsky has headed Russian Helicopters since 2017. Under his leadership, the holding has implemented a number of promising civilian projects and achieved record sales of civilian equipment, increasing its share in the total supply volume from 8.4% in 2016 to 46% at the end of 2020. The holding retained its profitability amid the global decline in the helicopter market and took the second place in the world in terms of deliveries over the past 5 years.

Russian Helicopters Holding (part of Rostec State Corporation) is one of the world leaders in the helicopter industry, the only helicopter developer and manufacturer in Russia. The holding was founded in 2007. The head office is located in Moscow. The holding includes five helicopter plants, two design bureaus, as well as enterprises for the production and maintenance of components, aircraft repair plants and a service company that provides after-sales support in Russia and abroad. The buyers of the holding’s products are the Russian Ministry of Defense, the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Russian Emergencies Ministry, other government customers, Gazprom Avia and UTair airlines, large Russian and foreign companies.

State Corporation Rostec Is one of the largest industrial companies in Russia. It unites more than 800 scientific and industrial organizations in 60 regions of the country. Key areas of activity are aircraft construction, radio electronics, medical technologies, innovative materials, etc. The corporation’s portfolio includes such well-known brands as AVTOVAZ, KAMAZ, UAC, Russian Helicopters, UEC, Uralvagonzavod, Shvabe, Concern Kalashnikov, etc. Rostec actively participates in the implementation of all 12 national projects. The company is a key supplier of Smart City technologies, is engaged in the digitalization of government, industry, social sectors, and is developing plans for the development of 5G wireless communication technologies, the industrial Internet of things, big data and blockchain systems. Rostec is a partner of the world’s leading manufacturers, such as Boeing, Airbus, Daimler, Pirelli, Renault, etc. The corporation’s products are supplied to more than 100 countries around the world. Almost a third of the company’s revenue comes from the export of high-tech products.

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