Russian Helicopters, December 13, 2012 - Moscow - The Russian-made multi-role coaxial Ka-32A11BC received a certificate of airworthiness in Australia.
This certificate allows Australian helicopter operators to use the Ka-32S11BC as a search & rescue and firefighting helicopter as well as for sling load operations and in construction and installation work.
The Ка-32А11BC is a unique Russian-made helicopter that is used in more than 30 countries around the world. Its coaxial main rotor system makes it the only highly effective helicopter in its class thanks to the its inherent advantages, which allow for great accuracy in the execution of difficult maneuvers and ensure high stability while hovering.
The Ka-3211BC meets the American FAR-29 and Russian AP-29 standards and in 2009 received an airworthiness certificate fr om European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The helicopter has been successfully deployed in Russia, Canada, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, China, Austria, South Korea, Indonesia and Japan.
n 2011 the Ka-32A11BC was certified in India and Brazil. In March of this year the Brazilian operator Helipark Taxi Aereo received a multi-role Ka-32A11BC helicopter, which is now being actively used for cargo transportation via external sling. The Ka-32A11BC has proven its merits as a search & rescue helicopter in Kazakhstan, which received two of these helicopters in 2012. In Switzerland the helicopter operator Heliswiss has two Ka-32A11BC helicopters, which are used for construction and installation tasks and cargo transportation via external sling. In Spain this helicopter is being used for firefighting and search & rescue missions. The helicopter has also been in high demand on the Russian market – in 2012 a contract for five new Ka-32A11BC helicopters in the firefighting configuration for the Russian Emergencies Ministry (EMERCOM) was fulfilled. At the ministry’s request the contract’s delivery schedule was accelerated. The need for additional Ka-32A11BC helicopters for firefighting became apparent during the response to a major fire at the Moscow City high-rise complex in April 2012, when several helicopters of this series were deployed to extinguish the blaze.
The medium multi-role Ka-32A11BC is one of the most sought-after new models of Russian Helicopters. Having been developed on the basis of the naval military Ka-27PS helicopter, the civil Ka-32A11BC is a very reliable, durable and practical helicopter.
The Australian helicopter market could hold good prospects for Russian Helicopters, as the constant need for multi-functional and reliable specialized helicopters is acutely felt in this country. The Ka-32A11BC is the first Russian-made helicopter to receive airworthiness certification in Australia.
Next year Russian Helicopters plans to have a presence at the Australian International Airshow 2013 at Avalon Airport, wh ere regional helicopter operators will have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the Ka-32A11BC as well as other helicopter models offered by the holding.
Russian Helicopters, JSC is a subsidiary of UIC Oboronprom, which in turn is a part of Russian Technologies State Corporation. 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 2011 its IFRS revenues increased 27.8% to RUB 103.9 billion. Deliveries reached 262 helicopters.