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06 November 2013

'The EN 9100:2009 quality certificate embodies all current market requirements for aviation, space and defence products. The granting of the certification will strengthen the holding's reputation as a reliable and forward-thinking manufacturer of aircraft systems,'said Aviation Equipment CEO, Maxim Kuzyuk. 'Guaranteeing the quality of aircraft systems and components will help us to gain the trust of international partners and customers, as well as speeding up out entry into the global market.'

The fist compliance audit of Aviaagregat was performed by the Russian office of the leading international certification body, Bureau Veritas Certification. During the inspection, the Bureau verified compliance with ISO 9001:2008 and EN/AS 9100:2009, as well as confirming that all nonconformities discovered during certification audit were eliminated.

Aviaagregat successfully passed another test of its quality management system. 'The endorsement provided by the certificate will allow us to become a part of the global aviation industry,' said Aviaagregat's CEO, Andrey Petrichko.

Bureau Veritas Certification for the design, development, production and maintenance of aerospace products was granted to Aviaagreget last December. This certificate requires annual renewal.

Aviation Equipment Holding places a special emphasis on certifying production according to international standards such as NADCAP, which will help our products enter the international aircraft market.

EN 9100:2009 is the latest European standard and is fully incorporated into the current harmonized AS/EN/JISQ 9100 series. The standard was developed by the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG). AS/EN/JISQ 9100 standards help standardize the quality requirements of products in the aerospace industry, including the civil, commercial aviation, and defence industries. The latest version of the EN 9100:2009 standard focuses on five important aspects: process-based approach, project management, risk management, configuration management and customer satisfaction.

Bureau Veritas is a global inspection and certification company, founded in France in 1828. Bureau Veritas offers services in certification, industrial audits, technical inspections, supervision, and verification of vessels and cargo. It also checks compliance with standards for quality, environment, occupational health an safety, and social security. Bureau Veritas is the second largest company by revenue on the global certification market. The company's revenue in 2012 was 4 billion Euro. The Bureau has 1,300 offices and laboratories worldwide. It employs around 60,000 staff in 140 countries. The company is listed on the Paris Euronext stock exchange.

National Aerospace and Defence Contractors Accreditation Program (NADCAP) is a standardization and accreditation program for aerospace engineering, defence and related industries. The program was established in the USA in 1990. NADCAP has its headquarters in Warrendale, Pennsylvania . NADCAP members coordinate the development of industry-approved standards and perform independent audits of production, special-purpose and defence products. NADCAP has branch offices in London, Beijing and Nagoya.

Aviaagregat was established in June, 1932. The company is the largest designer and manufacturer of landing gear for civil, transport, and military aircraft and helicopters in Russia. Aviaagregat has been a part of Rostec's Aviation Equipment since 2009. The company employs more than 1,800 people. The average salary exceeds 27,000 roubles. According to the 2012 annual report, the Company's operational profit totalled 2.2 billion roubles, and net profit amounted to 116 million roubles.

Aviation Equipment specializes in the development, production and after-sales support of aircraft systems and components. The holding also manufactures parts and components for various industries, such as automotive, transport, power and oil and gas. Aviation Equipment owns 35 production facilities across Russia, including Moscow, Moscow Region, Ufa, Samara, Ulyanovsk, Omsk, Arkhangelsk Region and others. The holding is part of the Rostec State Corporation. Some of the key partners of the holding include United Aircraft Corporation, UAC Helicopters of Russia, United Engine-Building Corporation, Russian Railways, AvtoVAZ, Gazprom, Aeroflot Russian Airlines, S7 Airlines, UTair, and Rossiya Russian Airlines.

Rostekhnologii State Corporation (Rostec) is a Russian corporation established in 2007 to promote the development, production and export of hi-tech industrial products for the civil and defence sectors. It brings together 663 entities consolidated into 13 holding companies, with eight companies operating in the defence industry and five in the civil sector. Rostec-owned companies are located in 60 constituent entities of the Russian Federation and supply products to over 70 countries worldwide. In 2012, Rostec's revenue amounted to 931 billion roubles with a net profit of 38.5 billion roubles. The company paid more than 109 billion roubles in tax.