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.
“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.