Gazprom and Russian Helicopters have signed an agreement on cooperation in the supply of marine helicopters

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AK&M 22 July 2021 17:02

Gazprom and Russian Helicopters have signed an agreement on strategic cooperation for the supply of certified Russian-made marine helicopters of the Mi-171A3 type. This is stated in the message of the parties.

Under the terms of the agreement, Russian Helicopters will provide tests of the Mi-171A3 prototype, organize serial production and certification of helicopters. Service centers for aircraft maintenance, training and training centers for training flight technical personnel will also be created. Gazprom intends to use helicopters to work on the fields of the continental shelf.

The Mi-171A3 is the first helicopter of domestic production, designed primarily for offshore operations (transportation of passengers and cargo over the sea). It is developed in accordance with the standards of the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP).

The maximum take – off weight of a serial aircraft is 13 tons.The Mi-171A3 meets the increased requirements for ensuring flight safety over the water surface. In particular, it will be equipped with an accident-resistant fuel system, an emergency flooding system with automatic activation and external life rafts. For the operation of the helicopter, even in the most difficult weather conditions, an integrated flight and navigation complex will be installed-a "glass cabin" with digital navigation equipment.

The helicopter will be produced in two configurations. The first is for the transportation of up to 24 passengers and cargo weighing up to 5 tons. The second one is for conducting search and rescue operations, it will be additionally equipped with specialized equipment, including medical equipment. If necessary, the operator will be able to independently convert the cargo and passenger helicopter into a search and rescue helicopter.

PJSC Gazprom (TIN 7736050003) is the world's largest gas company. The authorized capital of Gazprom is 118.367 billion rubles. 23673512900 ordinary shares were issued with a par value of 5 rubles. The number of Gazprom shareholders in Russia and abroad is several hundred thousand. The Russian Federation controls over 50% of the company's shares. The depository of the ADR Gazprom program is The Bank of New York Mellon. Gazprom's net profit attributable to shareholders under IFRS in 2020 decreased by 89% to RUB 135.34 billion from RUB 1.2 trillion a year earlier. Gazprom's revenue decreased by 17.5% to RUB 6.32 trillion. Net revenue from gas sales decreased by 19.8% to 3.05 trillion rubles.

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) is one of the world leaders in the helicopter industry, the only developer and manufacturer of helicopters in Russia. The holding was established in 2007. The head office is located in Moscow. The holding includes five helicopter factories, 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 Ministry of Defense of Russia, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia, other state customers, Gazprom Avia and UTair airlines, large Russian and foreign companies.

Rostec State Corporation is one of the largest industrial companies in Russia. It unites more than 800 scientific and industrial organizations in 60 regions of the country. The 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, Kalashnikov Concern, etc. Rostec is actively involved in the implementation of all 12 national projects. The company is a key supplier of Smart City technologies, is engaged in the digitalization of public administration, industry, social sectors, develops 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 is provided by the export of high-tech products.