17 October 2011, Monday, 14:44

Kumertau will become a center of small aviation

author: Alfia Sharafutdinova

The chairman of the state business undertakings and tourism committee RB Ruslan Kinzikeev called production of super-light helicopters and airplanes as the top priority project in the town of Kumertau, Bashkortostan. He has stated at the last business forum in the town that production of such machines can become a real breakthrough, since just about ten companies in the world produce  such technique and the demand promises to go on growing.

The head of the town administration Boris Belyaev has promised that local authorities will make all necessary conditions for development of small and medium business, including liquidation of the administrative obstacles.

As the news agency “Bashinform” reported earlier, the leadership of the Republic intends to develop small aviation in the region in the prior order. The Minister of economic development RB Eugene Mavrin states that “The cluster of light aviation can become the principal focus in development of the Republic”.

Bashkortostan actively promoted this project at the last international investment forum in Sochi and met the approval of the federal center there.

“Light aviation is that very segment, which is called to differ our Republic from other regions” — Eugene Mavrin says — “If we have a look into the future, say, ten years ahead, we can say that helicopters are very stable marketing position and here we will be able to hold the palm of primacy”.

The Ufa Engine Plant (UMPO), “Kumertausskoe aviation production association” and several other structures, specializing in training of pilots and infrastructural support of the branch, will take part in the project.