Research and Production Company “PANH” (PANH Helicopters) is the only research and development company in Russia specialized to operate aerial works in national economy sectors and dates back to the All-Union Research Institute of Civil Aviation Use in Agricultural and Special-Purpose Operations.
The All-Union Research Institute of Civil Aviation Use in Agricultural and Special-Purpose Operations was incorporated by Order No. 233 of the Minister of Civil Aviation of the USSR dated November 16, 1964.
Wide scope of civil aviation operations in the national economy and the relevant need for research and development conducted by the Institute to operate aircraft for geology, oil and gas industry, construction and other sectors resulted in reorganization of the Institute, and in accordance with Order No. 33 of Ministry of Civil Aviation dated March 03, 1976 it became the All-Union Research Institute of Civil Aviation Use in the National Economy.
As a sector-specific research developer, the All-Union Research Institute of Civil Aviation Use in the National Economy changed its organizational and legal form in the following years several times at different stages of restructuring Civil Aviation system and national research trends with tasks and functions remaining unchanged (since 1984 Krasnodar Branch of the State Research Institute of Civil Aviation, since 1989 Research and Production Association “PANH”, since 1988 Experimental Plant “Aviaagrotekhnika” is incorporated in the Institute, since 1993 Joint-Stock Company “PANH”, since 1995 Open Joint-Stock Company Research and Production Company “PANH” (PANH Helicopters), since 2017 Joint-Stock Company Research and Production Company “PANH” (PANH Helicopters).
Unique aerial works operated by PANH Helicopters include construction of high-rise facilities, such as TV and radio towers up to 360 m high in Donetsk, Ipatovo, Degtevo, Grozny, 127-meter high TV and radio towers in Kushchevskaya village and Armavir, 260-meter high TV tower in Moscow. About a hundred cell towers were installed in the south of Russia; chimneys up to 120 m high were replaced at Zaporizhstal, in Novorossiysk, Kropotkin, Apsheronsk, Rostov-on-Don, and Novolipetsk Metallurgical Combine.
Our crews were involved in reconstruction of industrial enterprises by installing technological equipment through openings in the ceilings (sugar refineries in Kuban and Stavropol regions, aircraft plant in Uherske Hradiste (Czech Republic)), assembly of floors of industrial facilities made of metal sections (Midas Plant in Prague, tea factory in Adler) and concrete floor slabs (sugar refineries in Kuban, rolling shop of Metallurgical Plant in Enakievo (Ukraine)). Our crews were engaged in disassembly and installation of metallurgical equipment modules in Germany and Slovakia, installation of sections of mining conveyors, reinforcement of the shoreline in the north of Ruegen island (Germany) with concrete and stone blocks.
PANH Helicopters was also engaged in construction of Olympic venues in Krasnaya Polyana. We installed the first high-voltage power lines (overhead line (OHL) 220 kV up to OHL 330 kV) to the settlement and construction project sites, performed pre-construction works and installed ropeway supports, being involved in delivery of construction materials, transformers, reducers, etc., and pouring concrete foundations. We operated also to build ski and bobsleigh tracks, install snow canons and avalanche equipment. At the same time, the Company crews were involved in similar operations in mountain tourist clusters of Arkhyz, Dombai, Elbrus, where, in addition, using helicopters, cables of aerial ropeway were reeled out. Nowadays popular winter recreation places are the result of our joint work with ropeway installers and manufacturers, such as CJSC Skado (Samara), Poma and Doppelmayr.
PANH Helicopters is a member of the Helicopter Association International (HAI) since 1991. PANH Helicopters provided many times helicopter support to the UN missions in Somalia, Georgia, East Timor and Pakistan.
- In 2004, PANH Helicopters received the highest award of public recognition, the Order of Peter the Great.
- In 2006, the International Academy of Management awarded the Company the title of Regional Leader for Innovative Management Methods.
- In 2007, PANH Helicopters Quality Management System was certified for compliance with the requirements of ISO 9001: 2000.
Over its long history, more than 40 PANH Helicopters specialists were awarded the title of the Excellent Worker of Aeroflot, 3 specialists – the title of the Honorary Worker of Transport of the Russian Federation, 1 specialist – the Honored Worker of Transport of Russia. 2 employees of the Company are academicians of the Academy of Transport of the Russian Federation. 7 employees defended their doctoral theses, and 46 employees Ph.D. theses. PANH Helicopters specialists received 50 patents of the Russian Federation and more than 200 copyright certificates. Many of the Company developments are widely used in practice and were re-awarded at the international exhibitions and salons in Geneva, Brussels, Seoul, etc.
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For many years, PANH Helicopters has successfully provided and continues to provide aviation services in such countries
- East Timor
- Papua new guinea
- Republic of Sudan