Eaton and Russian Helicopters, JSC, Announce Cooperative Agreement

Date: June 17, 2009

PARIS …Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation and Russian Helicopters, JSC, announced today a new business alliance for parts assembly in Russia. The announcement was made during a signing ceremony at the Paris Air Show. 

Eaton will assist Russian Helicopters in setting up a hose assembly facility at the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant in Moscow.  The hoses will be manufactured and assembled for Russian Helicopters using parts and material supplied by Eaton’s Aerospace facility in Gilching, Germany.

“We are excited about expanding into the Russian market in this new cooperation with Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant,” said Brad Morton, president of Eaton’s Aerospace Group. “Their reputation for designing state-of-the-art aircraft is well known throughout the world, and Eaton’s high standards of quality and craftsmanship will be an ideal match for their stringent production requirements.”

The Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant is the oldest Russian rotary-wing aircraft design, research and development center. The production site is located in Arsenyev, Kazan, Rostov-on-Don, Ulan-Ude. Light helicopter Mi-34, combat helicopters Mi-28N, Mi-24/35, heavy-lift Mi-26T, multipurpose helicopters Mi-8/17, Mi-38 are among the products of Mil.
“The new hose assembly in Moscow gives Mil production facilities another option to use up-to-date hose equipment,” Mikhail Korotkevich, director general of the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant. “We’re looking forward to the collaboration with Eaton.”

“We warmly welcome this joint project with Eaton for hose assembly in Russia,” said Andrei Shibitov, chief executive officer, Russian Helicopters, JSC. “We’re expanding into new markets, and Eaton’s experience in hose production is important for us. With Eaton’s support this cooperation will keep the high quality level of Russia-made helicopters – Mil and Kamov – operating worldwide.”

In the aerospace industry, Eaton is a leading supplier of hydraulic, electro-hydraulic pump and generator products and integrated systems; electric motors; aircraft flap and slat systems; fluid conveyance products and systems; nose wheel steering systems; integrated control systems; cockpit controls; power and load management systems; pressure sensors and fluid debris monitoring products and systems.  Eaton serves commercial and military aviation, aerospace, military weapons, marine and off-road markets worldwide.

Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2008 sales of $15.4 billion. Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 75,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com .

Russian Helicopters, JSC, is an affiliated company of UIC Oboronprom. It is the managing body of the following helicopter industry enterprises: Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant, Kamov, Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, Kazan Helicopters, Rostvertol, Progress Arsenyev Aviation Company, Kumertau Aviation Production Enterprise, Vpered Moscow Machine-Building Plant, Stupino Machine Production Plant, Reductor-PM and Helicopter service company (VSK).



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