Russian Helicopters announced Monday the first maiden flight of the medium multirole Ka-62 helicopter.
The first prototype of the medium multirole Ka-62 helicopter took off at Progress Arsenyev Aviation Company (part of State Corporation Rostec) on April 28, the company announced. The lift in a hover mode was part of the factory flight testing and was completed successfully. The OP-1 Ka-62 was launched to evaluate its overall performance and to test its main power supply systems and avionics. The helicopter was operated by test pilots from the Kamov Design Bureau, which is the main developer of the Ka-62. Previously, the rotorcraft has successfully passed a series of tests in a ground-based racing mode. "This is a very significant event for the Russian Helicopters holding company and a due result of our work", - said the holding company's CEO Alexander Mikheev. - "The new Ka-62 will complement the civilian versions of the honoured and most produced helicopter in the world - Mi-8/17, and it will fill a high demand niche in the class of helicopters with a 6-7 ton take-off weight." The Ka-62 is designed for a wide range of tasks. Its main purposes include transporting passengers, rescue operations, and use in the oil and gas sector. With a spacious and comfortable cabin, this helicopter is ideal for corporate travel. The Ka-62's high power to weight ratio allows to operate it in a wide range of altitudes. The Ka-62 can be used in hot climates and [over] water.
Russian Helicopters will showcase its new developments including Ka-62 and Mi-171A2 helicopters at India Aviation 2014, held from 12-16 March 2014 in Hyderabad. The new multirole Ka-62 helicopter is built to a single-rotor design with a multi-blade anti-torque rotor ducted into the tail fin, offering enhanced security for passengers and crew during take-off and landing
Russian Helicopters will present the first prototype of the new medium multirole Ka-62 at the MAKS 2013 show. The Ka-62 is the first helicopter that Russian Helicopters has created in international co-operation with European partners who worked on individual components
Russian Helicopters, subsidiary of state defence holding Oboronprom, has signed its first export contract for the medium multirole Ka-62 with Brazilian Atlas Táxi Aéreo. Seven Ka-62s are scheduled for delivery within the period of first quarter 2015 to first quarter 2016
Russian Helicopters developed first Ka-62 prototype helicopter will be subjected to vibration frequency tests in mid-July. Three prototypes of Ka-62 have been built by the Progress Arsenyev Aviation Company
Russian Helicopters will commence certification trials of the bleeding-edge helicopter Ka-62 early in 2018. Two flight models of Ka-62 has been produced by Progress Aresenyev Aviation Company
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