Military, Training

A New Training Program for India’s Ka-226T Pilots

By R&WI Staff | April 12, 2018

Ka-226T. Photo courtesy of Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters has developed a new training program for pilots and technical specialists in India who will lead the supply and localization efforts of Ka-226T helicopter production in India.

Under the program, Russian Helicopters will provide five simulators for Ka-226T pilot training. One of them will be set at the facilities of Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (U-UAP), where 60 Ka-226T helicopters will be produced for India. Another four simulators will be delivered to India.

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“Training of foreign specialists is one of the most important stages of implementation of the Russian and Indian Ka-226T project, as we have to ensure not only the supply of helicopters, but also their high-quality and professional maintenance and operation,” said Andrey Boginskiy, director general of Russian Helicopters.

All of the specialists of U-UAP engaged in the Russian and Indian Ka-226T project will also undergo English language courses with a focus on technical vocabulary. The light utility Ka-226T helicopter, featuring a coaxial main rotor system, with the maximum take-off weight of 3.6 tons is capable of transporting up to a one ton of payload.

Ka-226Ts can be configured with cabins to allow transportation of up to six people, or modules carrying special equipment.

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