The Ka-226T is light multirole coaxial helicopter set up to seven people. Is powered by two 580 hp FADEC-equipped Turbomeca Arrius 2G1 engines. Developed in Medevac, Police and Search and Rescue variants, the Ka-226T completed certification in Russia on April 2015.
In 2019 was announced that Klimov-UEC (part of Rostec) begun development of the new VK-650V gas turbine turboshaft engine for the Ka-226T
First Run for VK-650V Turbine Engine, 02-Feb-21 : #engine Russian company Klimov, part of Rostec, has started testing the first VK-650V
prototype for the Ka-226T and Ansat-U light helicopters which are currently powered by foreign turbine engines
Prototype Engine for the Ka-226T, 04-Jan-21 : #engine Russian Klimov company unveiled demonstrator of the new VK-650V 650hp turboshaft engine developed to replace the Safran Arrius 2 in use by the Ka-226T helicopter. Certification scheduled for 2024 and expected to be used also by Ansat-U and VTR-500
Ka-226T Fuselages Production Began, 16-Dec-20 : #Ka226T Russian Helicopters Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant completed the assembly line for the fuselage of the Ka-226T light helicopter
VK-650V Turbine Engine for Ka-226T, 11-Sep-19 : #Ka226T Klimov-UEC company, part of Rostec, has begun the development of the VK-650V gas turbine turboshaft engine for the Ka-226T light helicopter which are currently powered by a pair of French Safran Arrius 2G1