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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Russian Helicopters to Display Ka-32, Ka-62 at Helitech

By Pete Donaldson

Russian Helicopters (Stand G10) plans to showcase its multi-role Kamov Ka-32А11Π’Π‘ and the Ka-62 medium twin during Helitech International 2013.

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.

 

Kamov Ka-62 prototype during its public debut at MAKS. Photo courtesy of Russian Helicopters

 

Russian Helicopters plans to conduct the Ka-62’s first flight this year and deliver the first examples to launch customer Atlas Taxi Aereo of Brazil in mid-2015.

Headquartered in Moscow, Russian Helicopters, JSC is a subsidiary of UIC Oboronprom, which in turn is a part of State Corporation Rostec. Encompassing the Kamov, Kazan and Mil brands, the company comprises five helicopter production facilities, two design bureaus, a spare parts production and repair facility, as well as an aftersale service branch responsible for maintenance and repair in Russia and all over the world. More than 8,000 helicopters of Soviet/Russian make are operated in more than 100 countries worldwide. Demand for these aircraft is traditionally highest in the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Russia, and CIS countries. Russian Helicopters was established in 2007. In 2012 it delivered 290 helicopters and increased its revenues by 21 percent to 125,7 billion rubles.

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