Russian Helicopters at Seoul ADEX 2013
Russian Helicopters presents the fire-fighting Ка-32A11BC, the multi-role Мi-171А2 and the new Ка-62 to the South Korean market
Russian Helicopters, October 29, 2013 - Seoul, South Korea - Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of Rostec State Corporation, is taking part in Seoul International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition (SEOUL ADEX 2013) from 29 October to 3 November 2013 at the Kintex Exhibition Centre in Seoul, South Korea. The company’s stand is in pavilion H9-C6.
Russian Helicopters’ display includes the medium multi-role Ka-32A11BC, a unique Russian helicopter which is in service in over 30 countries including South Korea, China, Japan, countries of the EU, Canada and Russia. Experts have named the new Ka-32A11BC, currently on show at SEOUL ADEX 2013, one of the best rescue and fire-fighting helicopters in the world. It has no parallels when it comes to fighting natural and industrial fires and disasters, or for liquidating the consequences.
EASA (the European Aviation Safety Agency) certified the Ka-32A11BC in 2009, and it was certified by the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority in 2013. The helicopters also meet FAR29 and AP-29 airworthiness standards.
Russian Ka-32 type helicopters are well known to the South Korean aviation market. Local operators have been flying these multi-role aircraft since 1993. Today, 61 Ka-32 type helicopters are in use in various fields of work, and have clocked up a total of over 100,000 flying hours. The Forestry Aviation Service uses Ka-32s to fight fires, the Air Force uses them for search and rescue missions, and the Coast Guard patrols the coastline in these helicopters. In addition, the Ka-32 is used in the commercial sector for such purposes as transporting cargoes, construction work and logging.
At the exhibition regional helicopter operators also have the chance to acquaint themselves with one of Russian Helicopters’ most long-awaited new products – the modified Мi-171А2, developed by the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant and based on the greatest achievements of the legendary Mi-8/17 series. The very latest technologies and solutions were applied in its manufacture, with consideration for the preferences of potential customers and current Mi-8/17 series operators. The Mi-171A2 will have an improved propulsion unit and gear system, an upgraded rotor system and completely new avionics with a glass cockpit.
Mi-8/17 type helicopters are not new to South Korea either. The republic’s National Police Agency uses the Mi-172, one of the latest Mi-8/17 series modifications from Kazan Helicopters, for patrols and special missions. The Mi-172 is the only helicopter in the agency’s fleet capable of flying up to 250 kilometers out to sea.
Russian Helicopters today offers its partners and potential customers the new medium multi-role Ка-62, developed at Kamov Design Bureau. This helicopter, which has a classic rotor design, has been created as the result of wide international cooperation and in accordance with advanced world standards. The Ka-62 is equipped with modern Ardiden 3G engines from the French Turbomeca company, which meet the most stringent demands on environmental safety and fuel efficiency. The helicopter’s fuel system is manufactured by Zodiac Aerospace of France, and the gears are supplied by Zoerkler Gears GmbH & Co KG of Austria. The first Ka-62 prototype was displayed at MAKS 2013 in August 2013, and the first orders were placed by Atlas Táxi Aéreo (Brazil) and Vertical de Aviacion (Columbia).
The international aerospace and defence technology exhibition SEOUL ADEX is held once a year. In 2011 SEOUL ADEX brought together 314 participants from 32 countries and attracted over 100,000 visitors. The exhibition is held in order to display the latest achievements in the aerospace industry and to provide a platform for the exchange of new technologies.
Russian Helicopters, JSC is a subsidiary of UIC Oboronprom, which in turn is a part of State Corporation Rostec. It is one of the global leaders in helicopter production and the only helicopter design and production powerhouse in Russia. Russian Helicopters is headquartered in Moscow. 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. Its helicopters are popular among Russian ministries and state authorities (Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Emergency Control Ministry), operators (Gazpromavia, UTair), major Russian corporations. Over 8000 helicopters of Soviet/Russian make are operated in 110 countries worldwide. Traditionally the demand is highest in the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Russia, and CIS countries. Russian Helicopters was established in 2007. In 2012 its IFRS revenues increased 21% to RUB 125,7billion. Deliveries reached 290 helicopters.
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