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.The first one has already undergone in-plant tests in May 2017. According to the testing programme, Ka-62 has already performed the first circuit-circling at 110 km/h for 15 minutes.
The second flight model was unveiled at the third Eastern Economic Forum. Whereas, a third flight model of helicopter Ka-62 is scheduled for the development in 2018.
"We continue preparing Ka-62 helicopter for mass production. We will conduct a series of ground and flight certification trials, following which we will offer the model to the market. This will be a state-of-the-art hi-tech helicopter, which I believe is bound to enjoy a good demand on the market," said Andrei Boginsky, the CEO of Russian Helicopters.
The Ka-62 chopper is designed for the passenger carriage, off-shore works, emergency medical aid, search and rescue, conveyance of cargo inside the cabin and as suspended load, patrolling and environmental monitoring. The high operating ceiling and high power loading of its engines enable Ka-62 to perform search-and-rescue and evacuation works in mountainous areas.