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HSC and Polar Airlines sign a comprehensive service contract for Ansat helicopters

Helicopter Service Company (HSC) of the Russian Helicopters holding (part of the Rostec State Corporation) and Polar Airlines signed a comprehensive service contract for Ansat helicopters at the International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia 2020.

aerobd.news : The contract became the first one signed in the new RH-Support format of after-sales services provided by HSC. The format provides a package of services in accordance with the specific requirements of the customer, the specifics of its air fleet and operating conditions.

“Last year, during the MAKS air show, we signed a supply contract with Polar Airlines for seven Ansat helicopters. Today’s agreement is a logical continuation of this cooperation. The service contract will allow us to quickly resolve issues arising during operation and ensure constant readiness, efficiency and regularity of flights for rescue operations”, said the Director General of Russian Helicopters holding company Andrey Boginsky.

“The main task of helicopter maintenance services is to maximize customer satisfaction, optimizing their financial and operational efficiency, increase helicopter performance and minimize their downtime. Since Ansat helicopters will be used for air medical services, we offered our partners an adapted after-sales service scheme with rates based on flight hours and increase in the real flight readiness of helicopters”, said the Managing Director of HSC Ivan Serov after the signing of the contract.

During the MAKS-2019 air show, Russian Helicopters (part of Rostec State Corporation) and Polar Airlines concluded a contract for supplying seven modernized Ansat helicopters starting from 2021. The helicopters will be adapted for operation in the Far North – based on recommendations of Polar Airlines, Russian Helicopters developed the new design of the helicopter which provides for keeping a machine outside a hangar, a longer flight range, an ice protection system and the possibility of performing instrument flights.

JSC “Russian Helicopters”, a part of Rostec State Corporation, is a leading player in the global helicopter industry, the sole Russian designer and manufacturer of helicopters. The Holding Company was established in 2007 and is headquartered in Moscow. We operate five helicopter assembly plants, two design bureaus, component production and maintenance enterprises, aircraft repair plants and one helicopter service company providing after-sales support in Russia and abroad. The customers of the Holding Company are the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Home Affairs, EMERCOM of Russia, and other state customers, Gazpromavia, UTair Aviation company, 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. Its key areas of activity are transport engineering, electronics, medical technology, chemistry and innovative materials. Rostec holdings form three clusters: electronics, weapons and aviation. The corporation’s portfolio includes such well-known brands as AvtoVAZ, KAMAZ, Kalashnikov, Russian Helicopters, Uralvagonzavod and others. Rostec is active in the implementation of all 12 national projects. The company is a key provider of Smart City technology, it is engaged in the digitalization of public administration, industry and social sectors, and it is developing plans for the development of 5G wireless technologies, an Industrial Internet of Things, big data and blockchain systems. Rostec partners with leading world manufacturers such as Boeing, Airbus, Daimler, Pirelli and Renault. The corporation’s products are delivered to more than 100 countries worldwide. Almost a third of the company’s revenue comes from the export of high-tech products.

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