Deputy Director for Development Alexander Makarov refuted that information, having commented that the helicopters were at the company’s premises undergoing overhaul.
The SAC director Alaxey Tolmachev was inaccessible for comments.
"Today, the Sevastopol Aircraft Company bears the status of the state unitary enterprise, so belongs to Sevastopol. To integrate the enterprise into the holding, it should be transferred to federal ownership. All documents have been prepared and sent to the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Federal State Property Management", added the SAC chief accountant.
Officials of the Russian Helicopters confirmed the integration of the SAC into the holding, but refrained from detailed comments.
The company’s employees themselves told about the falling internal situation.
"We haven’t seen the wages for over five months. They don’t tell us when they’re going to pay. Almost half of the staff quitted during the last year. Due to lack of orders, they made workweeks three-day long", said a company’s engineer remaining anonymous. Other employees confirmed his complaints. They said they had faced similar difficulties before, too. For instance, in 2016 the salary was paid only after an official letter to the city attorney. This year the staff plan to repeat the complaint to the municipal supervisory agency.
Directors and working staff of the company have high hopes for the merger into the Russian Helicopters holding. As for them, this would help to get new orders, repay debts and upgrade the machinery in order to repair current and prospective rotary-wing hardware.
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