Monday, September 23, 2013
Russian Helicopters to Display Ka-32 and Ka-62
Russian Helicopters (Stand G10) plans to showcase its multi-role Kamov Ka-32A11BC and the Ka-62 medium twin during Helitech. The Ka-32A11BC’s coaxial rotor system has number of advantages in hover accuracy and maneuverability, allowing it to perform complex installation and construction tasks, the company emphasizes, along with a wide variety of other demanding specialized tasks such as “horizontal” firefighting using a water cannon against blazes high up in tall buildings. The Ka-62 has a single five-bladed main rotor, with an enclosed tail rotor and more than 50 percent of its airframe structure and its rotor blades made from composite materials. Powered by two Turbomeca Ardiden 3G turboshafts, the Ka-62 will also feature a glass cockpit and wheeled landing gear. The Ka-62 is designed for missions including cargo transportation, medevac and SAR, and is also aimed at the oil/gas and corporate sectors. The Ka-62’s first flight is expected this year and deliver the first examples to launch customer Atlas Taxi Aereo of Brazil in mid-2015.