HeliRussia, March 13, 2018 - Running every May, the HeliRussia expo is an annual place for new helicopter industry development demonstrations.
This year’s event will not be an exception: one of the interesting exhibits is a new light single-engine helicopter, Kasatka 505.
It is developed by the Russian company AGAN Aircraft Group, and its design incorporates the propelling system of the Sikorsky S-52 utility helicopter, which was introduced in the 1950s.
The multirole, four-seat Kasatka 505 is aimed at Russian general aviation.
Despite its age, the Sikorsky S-52 scheme remains adequate for its class, and Kasatka 505 has a new all-metal fuselage, up-to-date avionics and skid-mounted chassis. The helicopter will be manufactured using new technologies.
Kasatka 505 is to be equipped with a Lycoming O-540 engine and a three-blade rotor with a damper. The helicopter features high load capacity and spacious interior for its class.
The additional reliability of the Kasatka 505 design is provided by the proven S-52 carrier system, which was used in harsh conditions, being deployed by the U.S. military.
The prototype of Kasatka 505 helicopter will be available at HeliRussia 2018 at the AGAN Aircraft Group’s booth. More details on the helicopter will be revealed.
The company will also demonstrate the CH-77 Ranabot helicopter. This model was first brought into the air in Russia in November 2017. CH-77 Ranabot is a light, two-seat helicopter made by Heli-Sport (Italy), which is best suited for private use and pilot training.