Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant
- This is an article about aviation factory. For the car manufacturer see UAZ
|Headquarters||Ulan-Ude, Republic of Buryatia|
Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (UUAZ, Russian: Улан-Удэнский авиационный завод, Ulan-Udėnskij aviacionný zavod) is a Russian joint-stock company specializing in aircraft manufacturing. It is based in Ulan-Ude, Buryatia.
The company was founded in 1939 for repair services of I-16 fighters and SB bombers. During 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.
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.
Major shareholders in 2009:
- OPK Oboronprom 75.09%
- DCC 12.56%
- Leader IPF Gasfund 5.25%
- Other 7.10%
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