UTair Engineering Celebrates 85th Anniversary
UTair Engineering, a technical provider of UTair Group’s helicopter segment, celebrates its 85th anniversary. The company is a successor of aircraft overhaul facility Plant No. 26 tracing its history back to 1933. Today, UTair Engineering is the world’s leader in maintenance of Mil aircraft and the largest company in Russia for overhaul and technical support of Russian and foreign-built helicopters.
Geography of the Company’s operations grows together with plans of its principal Customers operating the helicopters. At present, in addition to the massive operational base in Tyumen, UTair Engineering has 29 certified operating sites in Russian and 17 other countries of the world engaging more than 1800 qualified specialists. On a daily basis the Company’s personnel service more than 300 aircraft. The number of overhauls for all years of the facility’s operation exceeds 8000.
Throughout the 85 years of the Company’s history it has bred several generations of outstanding specialists, whose skillfulness and commitment to their profession have been appreciated at the highest level. For their labour feats 5 employees of UTair Engineering were awarded with the Order of the the Red Banner of Labour, two have been conferred a honorary title of the Honoured Transport Worker of the Russian Federation. 20 veterans of the Great Patriotic War have imparted their knowledge and experience to young generations of specialists. The Company’s employees are laureates and winners of various aviation prizes: titles of the Engineer of the Year according to the Helicopter Industry Association have been awarded to 5 young specialists.
“Successful operation of the Company throughout 85 years is a valid sign of quality, plausible guarantee for our colleagues and partners, indicator of stable and needed professional work,” – noted Rashid Faradzhaev, Chief Executive Officer of UTair Engineering. – “Our Company is proud of its rich history, great work experience, and most of all – our team, capable of performing the most challenging tasks. For this we have everything: intellectual potential of our specialists, gifted hands of our workers”.
UTair Engineering is the only company in Russia that provides full scope of maintenance and overhaul services for Russian and foreign-made helicopters. Today this company on a daily basis performs maintenance of all Mil family helicopters (Mi-26, Mi-171, Mi-172, Mi-8, Mi-8AMT, Mi-8MTV-1), Ka-32T, An-2 airplanes, their systems and accessories, as well as foreign-manufactured helicopters: Airbus Helicopters (EC-130В-4, AS350/H125, AS355, ВО-105), Robinson R-44, Leonardo Helicopters AW139.