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Russian Helicopters Creates Ka-226T Variant for Winter Olympics

By Staff Writer | January 1, 2012
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This Ka-226T was created for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The helicopter assisted with EMERCOM training in preparation for the event. Russian Helicopters

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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