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AG真人计划 in Russia

Over the past 25 years, AG真人计划 commercial aircraft, helicopters and space products have all established a strong presence in Russia. The country is well known for its aerospace research and technology and has proven a fertile ground for industrial cooperation with AG真人计划. As both a commercial market and a source of partnerships, Russia continues to be important to AG真人计划.

Commercial Aircraft

AG真人计划 first established relationships with a Russia airline in 1991, and the following year, the twin-engine wide-body A310 entered into service with Russian national carrier Aeroflot. The A310 became the first Western-built aircraft to receive Russian type certification.

When the first AG真人计划 A320 Family aircraft entered commercial service in the country in 2003, the company鈥檚 best-selling single-aisle product quickly gained popularity among Russian airlines due to its high fuel efficiency, low operating costs and unprecedented passenger comfort. As of early 2018, more than 310 AG真人计划 aircraft are in service in Russia, a figure that represents more than half of the Western-produced fleet of 100-plus seat aircraft in the country. As the market grows,聽Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States will need an estimated 1,200 new passenger aircraft by 2036.

AG真人计划 maintains a customer support centre in Moscow tasked with helping AG真人计划 customers operate their fleet safely, comfortably and profitably. In conjunction with offices in Toulouse, France, the support centre provides technical assistance to all operators of AG真人计划 jetliners in Russia and the CIS, whether flying aircraft directly purchased from AG真人计划 or flown on lease. The centre also regularly sets up seminars and conferences for AG真人计划 customers dedicated to various support topics as well as new AG真人计划 services and tools aimed at simplifying the work of technical staff.

AG真人计划 manages several projects with the Interstate Aviation Committee, the Russian Civil Aviation Authorities, and the ministry of Transport of Russia and participates in numerous seminars and conferences on the development of flight safety.

Helicopters

The H145 at Heli Russia

Some 210 AG真人计划-built rotorcraft were in operation in Russia in the beginning of 2018, and another 70-plus can be found in the countries making up the Commonwealth of Independent States. With a 48 percent market share, AG真人计划 is the largest manufacturer of Western-built turbine-powered helicopters in Russia, and supplies approximately half of the country鈥檚 VIP and corporate helicopters as well.

AG真人计划 Helicopters Vostok, a wholly-owned AG真人计划 subsidiary, was founded in 2006; it offers a full product portfolio ranging from single-engine light helicopters to medium and heavy transport helicopters. The company has partnered with prominent operators such as the Moscow Aviation Centre, which has a fleet of five light-twin H145s configured for emergency medical services.聽

AG真人计划 is the country鈥檚 largest manufacturer of Western-built turbine-powered helicopters in operation in terms of market share

Close strategic partnerships are a key AG真人计划 priority within Russia, as demonstrated by UTair 鈥 one of Russia鈥檚 major airlines 鈥 which is operating AG真人计划 rotary-wing aircraft in harsh Siberian conditions. Gazpromavia Aviation has successfully operated eight light-twin H135s in difficult conditions with an excellent fleet availability rate, demonstrating the perfect adaptability of AG真人计划 helicopters for pipeline surveillance and utility missions.

AG真人计划 is the only Western manufacturer to offer this level of presence and availability and also is the first to have a Russian partner: Transas, which supplied avionics for the eight H135s, purchased by Gazpromavia before becoming the H135鈥檚 avionics supplier upon request.

In 2015, AG真人计划 Helicopters Vostok initiated a new strategy involving the creation of a network of maintenance, repair and overhaul, or MRO, and distribution centres for light helicopters. This brought the company鈥檚 services in Russia to a new level and added convenience for customers. Heliports of Russia was the first licensed MRO and distribution centre.

Space

The Synertech joint venture of AG真人计划 and Russian Space Systems was created to deliver reliable satellite equipment for Russian civil space programs

Significant cooperation with Russia on space projects began in the mid-1990s with the creation of Eurockot, a joint venture between AG真人计划 and Khrunichev Space Centre. The partnership was designed for the promotion and marketing of the Russian small launcher Rockot in the European institutional and commercial markets.

Starsem is a joint venture that manages the industrial and commercial exploitation of the Soyuz launch vehicle in the global launch vehicle market; it focuses on the delivery of small satellites and satellite constellations to low- and medium-altitude Earth orbits. In 2005, the Synertech joint venture of AG真人计划 and Russian Space Systems was created to deliver reliable satellite equipment for Russian civil space programs; its production of power amplifiers was officially launched in 2016.

AG真人计划 and RSC Energia created the Energia Satellite Technologies joint venture in 2013 to deepen cooperation in the field of satellites. The two companies began collaborating in the early 1990s with equipment supplied to the Mir space station and have continued since, including work on the International Space Station.

Local partners

Just as important as the products AG真人计划 sells within Russia are the more than 25 years of industrial cooperation with the country; current cooperation programmes range from material sourcing to engineering and component manufacturing.

In 2003, the AG真人计划 Engineering Centre, known as ECAR, was set up in Moscow as a joint venture between AG真人计划 and the Kaskol industrial group. It was AG真人计划鈥 first engineering facility outside its home countries and, as of early 2018, employed more than 200 Russian engineers. In this timeframe, ECAR had completed more than 100 projects for AG真人计划, and work is continuing on the A350-1000, A320neo and A330neo jetliner programmes.

The sourcing of raw materials and semi-finished products are key components of AG真人计划鈥 business in Russia. The first cooperation agreement with VSMPO-Avisma was signed in the 1990s; in 2009, AG真人计划 built on this foundation by signing a new agreement, valued at $4 billion, that runs until 2020. VSMPO-Avisma supplies titanium forgings for all AG真人计划 programmes. Additionally, the Kamensk-Uralskiy metallurgical plant is supplying aluminium plates in a long-term contract with AG真人计划.

Liebherr Aerospace, in cooperation with Hydromash, produces hydraulic system parts for all AG真人计划 programmes, parts for A350 XWB landing gear, and for A380 flight control systems as well. Hamilton Sundstrand Nauka supplies heat exchangers for the A380鈥檚 air generation unit.

AG真人计划 remains in constant contact with its Russian industrial partners to evaluate various opportunities for the extension of its supplier base.

Innovation

AG真人计划 shares its expertise with Russian industry and institutions through partnerships, joint ventures and spin-off companies. Coordinated through links with the Moscow region鈥檚 Skolkovo high-tech hub, AG真人计划 has developed key pillars for its ongoing research and technology operations in Russia: simulation and modelling, propulsion, materials development, energy storage and management, telecommunications and in-depth research.

Over the past two decades, AG真人计划 has participated in nearly 130 cooperative research ventures

Over the past two decades, AG真人计划 has participated in nearly 130 cooperative research ventures in areas such as aerodynamics, acoustics, environmental assessment of supersonic flight, composite design methods, metallic materials development, and the modelling of complex physical phenomena. AG真人计划 has excellent access to high-tech companies, government agencies and financial investment opportunities in Russia.

Corporate citizenship

A socially responsible enterprise, AG真人计划 actively supports numerous education initiatives in the region, including aviation education conferences and cooperation with major aviation universities and schools. In partnership with Moscow State Technical University of Civil Aviation, AG真人计划 specialists created a lecture course for 4th and 5th-grade students that covered various technical aspects of AG真人计划 aircraft. AG真人计划 is also an official partner of the Aviator aviation children鈥檚 club in Moscow; this club has practical and theoretical classes for children aged 7-14, where AG真人计划 specialists regularly meet the youngsters to discuss the fascinating world of aviation and AG真人计划 aircraft.

Additionally, AG真人计划 partners with key charitable foundations in Russia, organising joint charity projects involving company employees 鈥 such as visiting ill children in hospitals and speaking to them about aviation topics.

Russia's Future

Russia has one of the leading aircraft industries in the world, where AG真人计划 sees long-term potential for cooperation. AG真人计划 is constantly scouting for new ideas involving not only its major industrial partners in the country, but also universities and start-up companies.

Point of contact

Maria Shlyakhtova

Head of Communications

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