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13 November 2013

'During the inspection, MBD monitored the product machining process and confirmed that it complies with current standards. They also evaluated Aviaagregat's capabilities to start production of the first batch of landing gear components for SSJ-100 in 2014' said Technodinamika CEO, Maxim Kuzyuk. 'This will strengthen our position on the domestic market and will makeTechnodinamika the major supplier of landing gear systems for global aircraft manufacturers'.

The focus of the new strategy for the development of the Russian aviation industry, drafted by the Ministry for Industry and Trade, is on securing leading positions for Russian aircraft component manufacturers as suppliers of aircraft systems for domestic and foreign-made aircraft by 2025. The strategy aims to drive down the ratio of foreign-made components and assemblies used in advanced long-haul aircraft, such as SSJ-100, MC-21, and in new Russian-made versatile helicopters, Ka-62 and Mi-38, as well as replacing them with Russian-made components in the near future.

In the end of 2012, Aviaagregat was granted approval for AS/EN 9100:2009 certification of its quality management system. This certification allows the company to participate in attractive international projects and partnerships. Technodinamika is also certifying production according to the leading international standards such as NADCAP. Certification of production means that all technologies and processes conform to international quality standards.

'Now that the conformity of our product machining to current international standards is verified, it will help us to localize production and improve landing gear design for SSJ-100', said Aviaagregat's CEO Andrey Petrichko. 'We have to supply first landing gear systems for this plane in 2014'.

Aviaagregat is the main landing gear designer of Technodinamika. Aviaagregat also makes landing gear for the Ilyushin-76MD-90A, a heavy military airlifter. This gear was specifically designed to perform under increased load requirements.

A joint special team of Aviaagregat and Boeing is currently investigating the possibility of manufacturing landing gear beams for the global leader in commercial jetliners. Aviaagregat engineers are scheduled to visit production sites of Goodrich (USA), Heroux-Devtek (Canada) and Boeing (USA). The Holding will adapt best practices used by global industry leaders to facilitate its entry onto the global market.

Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (MBD) is a leading French manufacturer of all types of aircraft landing gear and brakes. The company has established partnerships with 33 global aircraft manufacturers. MBD's facilities make more than 35,000 landing gear systems every day. 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 Technodinamika 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.Technodinamika 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.