MOSCOW, 16 Dec. 2012. Russian Helicopters in Moscow has signed its first export contract for the multirole Ka-62 medium-lift helicopter with Brazilian Atlas Táxi Aéreo. Seven Ka-62s are scheduled for delivery in 2015 and 2016.
This is the first contract for the new medium multirole Ka-62. The contract includes an option for an additional seven Ka-62s.
Under the contract with Atlas Táxi Aéreo, Russian Helicopters and its regional partners will establish a service center providing after-sales care and maintenance in Brazil. The Ka-62 is suited for corporate use, carrying passengers, and special operations.
The Ka-62 is designed for cargo transportation, medevac, and search-and rescue operations, and also be used in for oil and gas, as well as for corporate transport.
The Ka-62 can fly as quickly as 236 miles per hour, has a maximum range of 480 miles with main fuel tanks, can fly as high as 18,700 feet, and has a maximum payload of 4,400 pounds. The helicopter can accommodate a crew of two and as many as 12 to 15 passengers.
Built using new technologies and materials, the Ka-62 is a single-rotor design, with an enclosed tail rotor and an airframe and propeller blades consisting of more than 50 percent polymeric composite materials.
The current version can be fitted with two Turbomeca Ardiden 3G engines, providing 1,680 horsepower. The modular design and dual channel FADEC make the Ardiden 3G reliable and easy to use, with low fuel consumption. The helicopter will also include a glass cockpit developed by St Petersburg, Russia, based company Transas.
Other features include a five-blade rotor, secondary hydraulics circuit, energy-efficient wheeled landing gear, strengthened fuselage and fuselage attachment points and shock-absorbing seats for the crew and passengers.
Atlas Táxi Aéreo operates medium multirole Mi-171A1s which were delivered last year. This helicopter won a tender from Petrobras, the Brazilian national oil company, and the fleet will be expanded in the future.
The Brazilian air force employs a fleet of Russian Mi-35M multi-purpose attack helicopters, the newest consignment of which were delivered in August under a contract with Rosoboronexport OJSC. The Mi-35M is an advanced attack helicopter with high firepower that can be used to escort other helicopters, isolate a combat zone, or provide artillery support to ground forces.
For more information contact Russian Helicopters online at www.russianhelicopters.aero.