HeliRussia 2020: Official Opening Ceremony
On September 15, the grand opening of the XIII International Exhibition of the Helicopter Industry HeliRussia was held.
Despite the closed borders of the Russian Federation, 12 flags of foreign countries, whose companies participate in HeliRussia, are placed on the stage of the exhibition pavilion. Spectators of the ceremony – participants, heads of relevant departments of line ministries, plenipotentiary ambassadors, visitors and representatives of the press.
The festive part began with a bright drum show, which set the dynamics of the whole ceremony. To greet and cut the symbolic ribbon, they took the stage: First Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security Mr. Vladimir Kozhin, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Mr. Oleg Bocharov, Acting Head of the Federal Air Transport Agency Mr. Alexey Novgorodov, Head of Roscosmos State Corporation Mr. Dmitry Rogozin, CEO of JSC Russian Helicopters Mr.Andrey Boginsky, President of the Union of Russian Aircraft Manufacturers Mr. Boris Aleshin, Chairman of the Board of the Association of the Helicopter Industry Mr. Mikhail Kazachkov, General Director of UTair Aviation Mr. Andrey Martirosov.
Mr. Vladimir Kozhin testimonialzed the participants and guests of the exhibition on behalf of Mr. Vladimir Putin. In his address, the President of the Russian Federation noted that HeliRussia invariably attracts the attention of specialists, experts and the general public, serves as an authoritative platform for strengthening international cooperation, building up mutually beneficial contracts, launching attractive projects.
The 2019 Helicopter Industry Association forum resolution envisioned the training of flight personnel necessary for the further development of the industry. Thanks to a joint project of the Omsk Flight Technical College named after A.V. Lyapidevsky, Federal Air Transport Agency, Russian Helicopter Systems JSC and UTair-Helicopter Services JSC, a group of cadets underwent flight training on Ansat helicopters. As part of the opening ceremony, 5 college graduates received diplomas, handed over in person, by Mr, Alexey Novgorodov.
The Official Opening Ceremony ended by cutting the ribbon, to the applause of the audience, the Official VIP Tour started.
XIII International Exhibition of the Helicopter Industry HeliRussia is held from 15 to 17 September at IEC “Crocus Expo”. Organiser of the exhibition — Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation. Тitle partner — holding «Russian Helicopters». Strategic sponsor — VTB Bank. The event is held on the initiative and with the support of Helicopter Industry Association.