Volume of UTair Group Helicopter Operations Up 19.5% in First 11 Months of 2012

Top Quote KPI for UTair Group helicopter operations for the first 11 months of 2012 have surpassed results for the same period last year. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) December 15, 2012 - UTair Group helicopter transport operations logged a total of 156,049 flight hours in the first 11 months of 2012, 19.5% more than for the same reporting period last year. In the same period UTair Group helicopters transported 739,815 passengers and delivered 154,288.62 tons of cargo.

    The growth of operations has come with fleet modernization and expansion of the airline's portfolio of service operations, for example, the helicopter taxi services launched in the Rostov-On-Don region with AS 355N rotorcraft at the end of November this year.

    UTair-Engineering has also expanded its MRO operations, receiving licenses this summer from the Robinson Helicopter Company (USA) and the Russian aviation authorities to operate as an authorized service center for Robinson helicopters in Russia. UTair-Engineering has already received the first Robinson R44 helicopter for overhaul. .

    UTair Aviation, part of the UTair Group, is the leading helicopter operator in the world in terms of transport capacity and fleet size, with more than 350 domestic and foreign made helicopters in operation, primarily Mil and Eurocopter. UTair Group helicopters service clients on 4 continents. Principal UTair clients for helicopter services in Russia include leading Russian oil and gas companies, many of which have more than 40 years of cooperation with the airline. UTair is the largest provider of helicopter services to the UN since 2002. The range of rotorcraft capability in the UTair fleet and the professionalism of UTair personnel ensure the safety and service quality of flight operations at any level complexity in all geographic and climatic zones of the planet.

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