Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, will showcase its current and upcoming range of helicopters at the Hydroaviasalon-2014 international exhibition, highlighting the operational experience of the Ka-32A11BC to helicopter operators as well as giving presentations of the Mi-171A2 and Ansat. The event is being held at its traditional venue, the Beriev testing base and Gelendzhik airport on the Black Sea in southern Russia, on 4-7 September.
„The company has great depth of experience in manufacturing unique specialised helicopters for use over coastal waters and out at sea. Naval helicopters such as the Ка-27, Ка-29 and Ка-31 are widely used in the Russian Navy, and are also available for export,” said Russian Helicopters CEO Alexander Mikheev. „At Hydroaviasalon, we will showcase our latest new multirole helicopters, including the Ка-32A11BC, which is based on the Ка-27 search-and-rescue model, and the Ansat.”
A recognised leader in its class, the Ka-32A11BC designed by Kamov (a Russian Helicopters company) is a versatile aircraft that can deploy on an extensive range of purposes, including SAR, medevac missions, highly challenging firefighting tasks, high-rise construction, cargo transportation on an external sling, logging, routine patrolling, and offshore work. The helicopter is equally at home based on land or shipborne.
The light multirole Ansant can be used for emergency medical evacuation and transportation. Its spacious passenger cabin can accommodate two injured people, as well as essential medical equipment. There is also additional space for medical staff to work. The Ansat can carry cargo and passengers to remote settlements, and can also serve as a taxi within cities or between settlements, and for corporate transport purposes.
Visitors will have the opportunity to discover more about the helicopter’s strengths, and to put questions to the design team at the Ansat presentation on 4 September. Demonstration flights are planned to follow after the presentation.
The light Ka-226T, another Kamov coaxial model, will also be showcased at Hydroaviasalon-2014. This helicopter is ideally suited to special policing and routine patrolling operations, as well as carrying troops and cargo. The Ka-226T’s compactness in deployment is a particular advantage; it is helicopters of this type that will be based on next-generation Rubin-class patrol ships.
At Hydroaviasalon-2014 Russian Helicopters will also showcase the latest Mi-171A2. This aircraft is the latest addition to the Mi-8/17 series, and draws on the rich operating experience of these helicopters around the world. The medium Mi-171A2 makes extensive use of the latest materials and aviation technologies. Russian Helicopters believes that the Mi-171A2 could be the most effective model in this legendary series.
Hydroaviasalon-2014 will showcase amphibious and shipborne aircraft, and will demonstrate their development potential and capabilities in terms of passenger and cargo carrying, tourism, offshore patrolling and rescue work, and providing assistance in emergencies and environmental disasters. This year the exhibition celebrates its 10th anniversary. Russian Helicopters has been a regular participant of the exhibition.
Source / Author: Russian Helicopters
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