Aworking meeting was held on March 16 at Samara between Leonid Shvarts, Director General of Kurumoch Airport,Paul Boschung, President of the BoardBoschung Global AG, Leonid Sinitsyn, President of Inter Sinex AG, and Raimund Sauer,Regional Sales Director of Pilatus Aircraft Ltd.
During the meeting, the partiesdiscussed opportunities for cooperation in airport special vehicles andequipment supply.
The presidents of the Swisscompanies have presented to the Airport’s management their vehicles andequipment for summer and winter maintenance for roads and airports. Today, forthe second year in a row, Kurumoch has used a Swiss-made, modern snowmillingmachine that is indispensable in winter to keep runways and taxiways free of snowand ice, but also other foreign-made snow removal equipment.
During the meeting, therepresentatives of the Swiss companies have also introduced to their Russiancolleagues a single-engine turboprop aircraft Pilatus PC-12 presently operatedall over the world. The aircraft canoperate from short fields, grass and unmade runways and is configured in VIP,business passenger and combined passenger / cargo configurations. Kurumoch Airport has enough experience inhandling this aircraft type: since 2008, Pilatus PC-12 has been operated forad-hoc charter missions here at Samara. Besides, on the base of Kurumoch it isnow proposed to launch the Maintenance and Repair Centre for Foreign Aircraft,including those made in Switzerland.