Russian Helicopters, November 23, 2015 - Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) has signed a contract with China's Jiangsu Baoli for delivery of 4 Ka-32A11BC firefighting helicopters in 2016-2017.
Once delivered to China, the Ka-32A11BC helicopters will be used in firefighting operations, as well as for patrols and supporting special operations.
“These helicopters are successfully operated in China. This contract confirms our interest in developing mutually beneficial cooperation, and we plan to continue to grow it through additional deliveries and new projects,” Russian Helicopters CEO Alexander Mikheev said.
“Ka-32A11BC helicopters are ideally suited to China's high mountainous regions and heavily built-up urban centers, since they do not need much space to land and are easy to maneuver in mountainous and urban high-rise areas,” Russian Helicopters Deputy CEO for Marketing and Business Development Alexander Shcherbinin said.
China's firefighting service has considerable experience of using Ka-32A11BC helicopters to fight fires and in search-and-rescue operations.
In early January this year the Ka-32A11BC played a crucial role in rescuing passengers from the ice-bound Akademic Shokalsky research ship.
The Ka-32A11BC meets FAR-29 and AP-29 airworthiness standards, and has EASA certification.
They are operated successfully in Austria, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Canada, China, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Portugal, Russia, South Korea, Spain, and Switzerland.
Russian Helicopters is one of the global leaders in helicopter production and the only helicopter design and production powerhouse in Russia. Russian Helicopters was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Moscow.
State Corporation Rostec is a Russian corporation founded in 2007 for the purpose of promoting the development, production and export of hi-tech civilian and military industry products.