The Russian helicopters Ka-62 and Ka-32A11BC will be the primary models for demonstration.
The holding Russian Helicopters will participate in Helitech International, the international helicopter industry exhibition. The event will take place September 24-26, 2013, in London’s ExCel Exhibition Center.
Primary models for demonstration will be the Russian helicopters Ka-62 and Ka-32A11BC. Both models are available to helicopter operators in Europe, North America, and other regions of the world, according to the holding’s press service.
A firefighting version of Ka-32A11BC, a helicopter with a coaxial rotor, will be introduced. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certified the Ka-32A11BC in 2009 as complying with the requirements of FAR29 and AP-29. Ka-32A11BC has been used successfully in many countries, such as Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Austria, Indonesia, and others. It is used in firefighting, maintaining public order, rescue and evacuation missions, special operations, and patrols.
The firefighting capabilities of Ka-32A11BC include more than forty different options. This helicopter has been successfully used in fighting both natural and man-made fires. In early 2013 it became the symbol of the Global Helicopter Firefighting Initiative (GHFI). In April, at the Conference on Aerial Firefighting in France, it demonstrated exceptional firefighting capabilities. In the summer of 2013 Ka-32A11BC was actively involved in extinguishing the most intense forest fires on the Indonesian island of Borneo.
The new multi-purpose Ka-61 is the first Russian helicopter created with close international cooperation. It was designed with modern aviation technology in mind, based on the best achievements of the Russian helicopter industry. The first prototype of the Ka-62 was presented at MAKS-2-13. Customers of the new helicopter include the Brazilian company Atlas Taxi Aereo and the Columbian company Vertical de Aviacion.
The popularity of the Helitech International exhibition, supported by the European Helicopter Association (EHA), continues to grow. In 2011, more than 200 companies from 19 countries participated, with almost 4,000 people in attendance. This year, 240 companies from 23 countries have announced their intent to participate, and more than 5,000 visitors are expected. Both large-scale business programs, as well as seminars and conferences, are planned for the exhibition.
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