Russian Helicopters Boosts Production
Russian Helicopters delivered 303 civil and military rotorcraft last year, a slight increase on the previous year’s 290. The backlog, as of December 11, stood at 772 helicopters worth RUB370 billion ($11 billion). The order book is full for this year, 73 percent for next year and 25 percent for 2016. The company has undertaken a modernization project, installing “more than 800 new pieces of machinery” in its factories last year. Output per employee increased by 12.4 percent, to RUB3.4 million ($100,000).