On August 11, 2012 UTair Aviation held its fifth annual “Visiting UTair” airshow at Plekhanovo Airport in Tyumen. The airshow was aimed at promoting air transport and aviation careers among to the regional population.
Visitors were presented with a diverse program, including acrobatics and parachute demonstrations performed by Tyumen and Ishim DOSAAF paratroopers. The airshow also featured excursion flights aboard Antonov An-2 and Mil Mi-8 aircraft in which the highly trained crews demonstrated the unique operational capacities of Mi-8 helicopter: a demonstration flight using firefighting equipment to collect and discharge water as well as a practice landing of a search and rescue team. Guests of the airshow were able to see AS-355, AS-350, BO-105 and Robinson R-44 helicopters and SK-12 Orion amphibious aircraft. Many UTair aircraft were on display with access to the cabins.
Spectators had an opportunity to view Boeing 737, Tupolev Tu-134, CRJ-200, ATR-42, Antonov An-74, An-26 and An-2 aircraft.
More than 20,000 visitors attended the “Visiting UTair” airship and more than 700 took advantage of the demonstration flights.
The UTair Group consists of an range of companies performing air transport operations, maintenance and repair of aircraft and rotorcraft and other airline servicesies. UTair Aviation is the core enterprise of UTair Group, consisting of UTair Aviation, UTair Express, UTair-Ukraine, UTair-Cargo, Turukhan Airlines, Nefteyugansk, Vostok, Helisur, UTair Europe s.r.o., UTair South Africa Ltd and UTair India alongside UTair-Technik and UTair Engineering. The Group operates more than 200 fixed wing aircraft and 340 helicopters. According to UTair Group financial statements, 2011 revenues constituted 54.12 million rubles and surpassed 2010 revenues by 27.6%. UTair Group net income constituted 261.2 million rubles, 21.2% more than for the previous year.UTair Group headquarters are located in Surgut, with subsidiaries in Surgut, Tyumen, Khanty-Mansiisk, Moscow and other cities of Russia and around the globe.