Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Vertical de Aviacion Purchases 10 as Turbomeca Widens Partnership With Russian Helicopters During MAKS
|The Kamov Ka-62 made its initial
public debut at MAKS 2013 in
Turbomeca has inked a memorandum of understanding with Russian Helicopters to establish an engine maintenance center for the Ka-226T and Ka-62, which receive power from the 700 to 800-shp-class Arrius 2G1 and 1,750 to 2,000-shp-class Ardiden 3G, respectively. The agreement allows Russian Helicopters to supply Level 1 and Level 2 maintenance for Ka-62 and Ka-226T operators in Russia. According to the companies, the maintenance center is one element of a “global common support strategy.” Turbomeca has also appointed Ural Works of Civil Aviation (UWCA) to serve as a repair and overhaul facility for the engines.
Vertical de Aviacion of Colombia placed the order for 10 from Russian Helicopters. The five Mi-171A1s are intended for cargo and passenger flights in Mexico, while the five Ka-62s are marked for service in the Colombia’s oil and gas industry. Russian Helicopters plans to initiate deliveries of the Mi-171s in 2015, with handover of the Ka-62 projected for 2016.
|Turbomeca will support the
Ka-226T and Ka-62.