Russian Helicopters Holding has focused on increasing overall customer satisfaction by offering services at the location of its customers. In the past, helicopters were to be transported to maintenance and repair facilities in Russia. Transporting helicopters was not only an expensive and slow exercise, but also had negative environmental consequences.
Given that there are more than 8,000 Mi-8 and Mi-17 helicopters on the five continents on the market, efforts to move a hangar for their maintenance have to be have minimal.
In the early stages of the business initiative, Russian Helicopters ordered a smaller hangar (800 sqm, 17m × 7m gate) for maintenance of Mi-8 and Mi-17 helicopters.
After successful implementation, Russian Helicopters acquired a larger hangar (1250 sqm, gate 17m × 7m) for servicing Ka-52 helicopters.
In both hangars were installed 2-tons lifting capacity two-axle bridge cranes on inflatable frames. There are no supporting columns inside the structure.
The scope of delivery included energy efficient lighting solution, gate automation, autonomous backup power system as well as telematics system.
Integration of a biaxial overhead crane is a unique engineering solution that once again proves how rigid the Angarstroy inflatable frame structures are.
Our vision was simple. We wanted to provide excellent customer service for all our helicopters. Visit to customers for Mi-17 helicopters overhaul was a big challenge at our daily operations. Without the support of inflatable structures, this vision would not have come true.
Russian Helicopters is one of the world leaders in the helicopter industry, the only developer and manufacturer of helicopters in Russia, and also one of the few companies in the world with the capabilities to design, manufacture, test and maintain modern civil and military helicopters. Russian Helicopters Holding is part of the Rostec State Corporation.
The geography of Russian Helicopters activities covers the whole country. The holding includes design bureaus, helicopter plants, component manufacturing, maintenance and repair enterprises, aircraft repair plants, as well as service companies providing after-sales support of equipment in Russia and abroad. The head office of Russian Helicopters is located in Moscow.