New light multi-role Ka-226T demos in moun­tains of Kaza­khstan

SP's MAI - - AEROSPACE -

Rus­sian Helicopters, a sub­sidiary of Oboron­prom, part of State Cor­po­ra­tion Rostec has launched the first demon­stra­tion flights of the light multi-role Ka-226T in Kaza­khstan.

Or­gan­ised by Rus­sian Helicopters, the demon­stra­tion tour is aimed at po­ten­tial Ka-226T cus­tomers in Kaza­khstan, in­clud­ing the air­borne di­vi­sions of the Min­istry of Emer­gency Sit­u­a­tions, In­te­rior Min­istry, Min­istry of Health and other law en­force­ment and en­vi­ron­men­tal au­thor­i­ties, as well as com­mer­cial he­li­copter op­er­a­tors.

Flights were con­ducted over flat and moun­tain­ous ter­rain around Öske­men (UstKa­menogorsk). The new Rus­sian he­li­copter, with a max­i­mum load ca­pac­ity of 3,600 kg, show­cased the unique ad­van­tages of its coax­ial ro­tors by demon­strat­ing its ex­ter­nal cargo mount­ing sys­tem and hoist­ing ca­pa­bil­ity in flight. The Ka-226T also un­der­took a spe­cial flight at the re­quest of the Avi­a­tion Di­vi­sion of East Kaza­khstan Prov­ince, hov­er­ing and land­ing at an al­ti­tude of 2,500 me­tres above sea level in a prac­tice evac­u­a­tion. The he­li­copter’s coax­ial ro­tors en­abled it to take off with con­fi­dence and make pre­cise land­ings in moun­tain­ous ter­rain on mis­sions for govern­ment and com­mer­cial op­er­a­tors in Kaza­khstan, who were all present to view the demon­stra­tion.

Rus­sian Helicopters Di­rec­tor of Mar­ket­ing Mikhail Dubrovin said: “We see sig­nif­i­cant po­ten­tial in the Kazakh he­li­copter mar­ket and are fully able to meet de­mand. As we in­tro­duce new mod­els to the global mar­ket, we be­gin by pre­sent­ing them in CIS coun­tries. To­day we are pleased to demon­strate the Ka-226T on the ground and in flight to our Kazakh part­ners. We look for­ward to hear­ing their feed­back and are pre­pared to con­sider lo­cal­i­sa­tion of pro­duc­tion of cer­tain Rus­sian Helicopters mod­els, in­clud­ing the new Ka-226T, in Kaza­khstan.”

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