In preparation for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russian Helicopters recently assisted EMERCOM with training in response to natural disasters and terrorist attacks. The Kamov Ka-226T experimental prototype—a new firefighting, medevac and rescue variant created with the Olympics in mind—performed limited area landings and full touchdown evacuations. EMERCOM’s new search and rescue (SAR) Ka-32A11BC also took part in the training, performing evacuations in hover mode. The Ka-226T’s Turbomeca Arrius 2G1 engines received EASA approval earlier this year.
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