Russian Helicopters Eyes Export Market

By Tony Osborne
Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology
August 26, 2013

Russian Helicopters CEO Dmitry Petrov is leaving his post after the MAKS air show, but has made his mark by helping to set the consolidated company on a course to go head-to-head with its competitors in the West.

During his three-year tenure, Petrov says, the company has grown its capabilities and its concomitant sales and profits, delivering 290 helicopters in 2012 and raising revenues by 21% to 125 billion rubles ($4 billion). The focus has been on widening the scope of its product line and on striving to improve upon its reputation for poor customer service for those located outside the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

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