UEC and Turbomeca plan long-term cooperation

On Friday 20.12.2013 the United Engine Corporation (a subsidiary of OBORONPROM, part of the Rostech Group) and the French company Turbomeca (Safran Group) signed an agreement on cooperation.

The document was signed by the general director of UEC Vladislav Masalov and the vice president and general director of the company Philippe Cuto.

This document confirms the interest of both parties in developing long-term partnership and sets out the basis for strategic cooperation in the area of creating and producing prospective engines for next-generation helicopters  the upcoming high-speed helicopter PSB/RACHEL, developed by the Russian Helicopters holding.

Possessing unique competencies in the area of developing, producing, and servicing helicopters and aviation engines, Turbomeca and UEC are set on developing productive cooperation in the interest of developing modern aviation technology based on exclusive experience and the rich scientific and technical capacity that companies have.

We remember that previously UEC and Turbomeca signed agreements in accordance with which all work connected with current and overhaul repairs on helicopter engines for the Turbomeca Arrius 2G1 installed on the new lightweight helicopter Ka-225T and the Ardiden 3G, intended for the upcoming mid-weight helicopter the Ka-62 will be carried out by the Urals Civil Aviation Plant (a part of UEC) on the basis of a licensing agreement.

United Engine Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of OBORONPROM. UEC includes more than 85% of leading companies specializing in the development, mass production, and servicing of gas turbine technology, as well as key companies selectors of the industry. One of UECs priorities is implementing comprehensive development programs for the industry with new technologies meeting international standards

United Industrial Corporation OBORONPROM is a multi-faceted machine-building group founded in 2002. It is a part of the Russian Technologies group of companies. Its primary areas of business are helicopters (Russian Helicopters), engine-building (UEC), and other assets.

Rostech is a Russian corporation founded in 2007 to facilitate the development, production, and export of high-tech industrial products for civil and military applications. Altogether, Russian Technologies encompasses 663 organizations. The corporation includes 8 holdings in the military-industrial complex, and five in civilian industry. The corporation works in 60 constituent regions of the Russian Federation and supplies products to more than 70 countries around the world. Its 2011 net profit was 45,6 billion rubles. It paid a total of 100 billion rubles in taxes at all budget levels

Turbomeca (Safran) is a leading international producer of helicopter engines and has made over 70,000 gas turbine engines of its own design. Offering a wide range of engines to 2,500 clients in 155 countries, Turbomeca provides around-the-clock support to clients thanks to its 16 own-brand and 30 certified service centers, 18 centers for standard and overhaul repair, and 90 field representatives.