Russian Helicopters took the wraps off a new variant—the medium-category, multi-role Kamov Ka-62—on Thursday during HeliRussia 2012. Intended for the cargo transport, EMS, offshore, SAR and corporate sectors, the helicopter will feature a five-bladed rotor, secondary hydraulics unit, shock-absorbing seats and airframe/propellers made up of 50 percent polymetric composite materials.
Kamov Ka-62. Rendering courtesy of Russian Helicopters.
Turbomeca Ardiden 3. Photo courtesy Turbomeca.
Power will come from two Turbomeca Ardiden 3G engines supplying 1,680 hp, and St. Petersburg-based Transas will provide avionics. Progress Arsenyev Aviation Company will produce the Ka-62, with first flight targeted for August 2013. Russian Helicopters anticipates Interstate Aviation Committee (as well as EASA) certification and initial deliveries starting in 2015. Russian Helicopters CEO Dmitry Petrov described the Ka-62 as “reliable and easy to operate.”
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