"Russian Helicopters’’ has signed a contract for the delivery of Ka-62
Russian Helicopters Holding Company (a part of Rostec State Corporation) and Gazprombank Leasing Group during the MAKS-2021 International Aviation and Space Show signed a contract, envisaging cooperation in arranging supplies of three Ka-62 helicopters. The leasing company has agreed on the possibility of purchasing the Ka-62 multi-purpose aircraft for further transfer to the Far East operators on financial leasing terms.
"Gazprombank Leasing" became the launch purchaser of the newest Russian helicopter and can expect to buy aircraft from the first serial batch. The Ka-62 helicopters will be produced in Primorye, at the AAK ''Progress'', the part of ''Russian Helicopters'' Holding. All three helicopters can be handed over to the customer in 2022 if there is a need for equipment in the region.
Currently, the Ka-62 helicopter is finalizing flight test program and certification is expected by the end of this year, which will allow starting aircraft serial production.
"Since 2017, from Ka-62 first flight, we have done a lot of work, completed over 250 flights, introduced several design changes to make this helicopter even more comfortable, reliable and safe. This aircraft meets the latest requirements for helicopters, and I am sure that with the support of "Gazprombank Leasing", Ka-62 will soon take a worthy place in the fleet of Russian airlines. Aviation market analysis shows that helicopters in this segment today are in demand in our country on air passenger routes, in air ambulance aviation, for other transport and social tasks," said Andrey Boginsky, CEO of ''Russian Helicopters''.
"Continuing our successful cooperation with Russian Helicopters Holding Company, today we signed a contract that provides for the possibility of supplying multi-purpose Ka-62 helicopters, which production is unfolding in Primorsky region. This equipment deserves close attention because of its multi-purpose: passengers and cargo transportation to hard-to-reach places, medical, environmental implementation, rescue and other social tasks, - says Maxim Kalinkin, General Director of Gazprombank Leasing Group. Participation in social and economic projects and transport infrastructure development in the Far East is one of Gazprombank Leasing Group priorities in the coming years. Because of leasing, Russian operators will be able to upgrade their air fleet with comfortable terms and improve efficiency and safety for flights in a variety of geographical and climatic conditions".
Ka-62 is a multipurpose helicopter, which incorporates the latest technologies and materials in aircraft building. It meets Russian and international flight standards of reliability and safety for cargo and passenger transportation. The helicopter has a single-rotor design with a multiblade tail rotor in the annular channel of the vertical tail. Polymer composite materials (up to 60% by weight) are actively used in Ka-62 design. This reduced fuel consumption increased speed and payload.
Ka-62 flight range is 700 km, maximum speed is 310 km/h. Maximum take-off helicopter weight is 6 800 kg, seating capacity - 15 passengers. Ka-62 can also carry 2 tons of cargo inside the cabin and up to 2.5 tons on the external sling. A rescue winch and a medical module can be installed, depending on customer requirements.
"Russian Helicopters" Holding Company is one of the world leaders in the helicopter industry, the only Russian helicopter designer and manufacturer. Holding were established in 2007. Its headquarters are located in Moscow. The holding company includes five helicopter plants, two design bureaus, factories for components production, aircraft repair plants, and a service company providing after-sales support in Russia and abroad. The Russian Ministry of Defense, the Russian Interior Ministry, the Russian Emergency Ministry, other government agencies, ''Gazprom Avia'' and UTair airlines, large Russian and foreign companies are buyers of holding's products.
Rostec State Corporation is one of the largest industrial companies in Russia. It unites more than 800 scientific and production enterprises in 60 country regions. Key areas of holding's activities are aviation engineering, radio electronics, medical technologies, innovative materials, etc. The corporation's portfolio includes such well-known brands as AVTOVAZ, KAMAZ, UAC, Russian Helicopters, Uralvagonzavod, Shvabe, Concern Kalashnikov, etc. Rostec is actively involved in all 12 national projects implementation. The company is a key contributor to Smart City technologies, state administration digitalization, industry, social sectors, 5G wireless technology developing plans, the industrial Internet, big data, and blockchain systems. Rostec acts as a partner of the world's leading manufacturers, such as Boeing, Airbus, Daimler, Pirelli, Renault, etc. The corporation's products are shipped to more than 100 countries around the world. Almost one-third of the company's revenue is generated by high-tech products export.