Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant

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Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (UUAZ, Russian: Улан-Удэнский авиационный завод) is a Russian joint-stock company specializing in aircraft manufacturing. It is based in Ulan-Ude, Buryatia.


Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visiting the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant in Buryatia August 2009

The company was founded in 1939 for repair services of I-16 fighters and SB bombers. During the World War II it produced La-5 and La-7 fighter airplanes. In 1956 the factory stepped into the epoch of helicopter production. A considerable part of the factory's history is devoted to manufacture of the most selling Mi-8 helicopter, started in 1970. The factory has produced over 4000 Mi-8 helicopters altogether.[1]

As of 2009 its main products include Mi-8Т, Mi-171, Ми-171Sh helicopters, and Su-25UB and Su-39 attack aircraft. The company also produces household items.[2]

In 2008 the company was given the annual "Russia's best exporter of the year" award by Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Russian Federation.[3]

Major shareholders in 2009:[4]

  • OPK Oboronprom 75.09%
  • DCC 12.56%
  • Leader IPF Gasfund 5.25%
  • Other 7.10%


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