Russian helicopter Ka-32A11VS certified in Brazil


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TSAMTO, December 5. Russian multi-purpose helicopter with coaxial rotor Ka-32A11VS in November received a type certificate in Brazil, the press-service of JSC "Helicopters of Russia".
The certificate allows the helicopter Ka-32A11VS work in the Brazilian market in the segment of civil aviation and used as fire-fighting and search and rescue helicopter and a helicopter to transport goods and conduct special construction works.

Earlier, in December 2010, the holding company "Helicopters of Russia", included in the JSC "OPK" Oboronprom ", has signed a contract to supply multi-purpose helicopter Ka-32A11VS with Brazilian helicopter operators — by Helipark Taxi Aereo. Delivery is scheduled in 2012. The helicopter will be used for the commercial transportation of industrial goods on the external load.

The acquisition of the Ka-32A11VS was a pilot project Helipark Taxi Aereo to expand the model range of the helicopter fleet and the first orders for this model from the Brazilian helicopter operators.

In the future, the company does not rule out the possibility of increasing the volume of orders for this model of Russian helicopter. In the case of new contracts holding company "Helicopters of Russia" and Helipark Taxi Aereo may consider establishing a joint Russian-Brazilian service center for maintenance of Ka-32A11VS.

In November 2010 Helipark Taxi Aereo acquired two Russian-made transport helicopters Mi-171A1, which has now also have Brazilian type certificate.

Certification of the Ka-32A11BC in Brazil was held in accordance with the schedule of production and supply of the helicopter and was an important step in the implementation of this contract.

Today Ka-32A11VS certified in major regions of the world — in North and South America, Europe and Asia. In particular, in 2011 the helicopter was certified in Brazil, India, in 2009 — in Europe (type certificate EASA.IM.R.133). In 2008, Ka-32A11VS certified in China, Indonesia and South Korea, in 2005 — in Mexico. In 2006, Canada issued a helicopter addition to the certificate of airworthiness, air traffic service provides an opportunity passengers (the certificate was issued by Canada helicopter in 1998).

Today, helicopters Ka-32 of various modifications are successfully operated in Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Canada, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, China and other countries.

Ka-32A11VS — multi-purpose version of the Ka-32A. The helicopter is unique as a cargo carrier on the external load and the crane in high-rise construction. The coaxial scheme carrier system Ka-32A11VS has some serious advantages in stabilizing the helicopter and maneuverability, allowing for complex assembly operations with high accuracy. Ka-32A11VS can perform a wide range of activities, including horizontal high-rise firefighting.

The Ka-32A11VS designed CB "Kamov" (part of the holding company "Helicopters of Russia"). Serial production of the Ka-32A11VS adjusted at the factory in Kumertau. To date, built more than 140 vehicles, of which about half are operated abroad in more than 30 countries.

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