8-Dec-2010 Source: HeliHub.com
Russian Helicopters have recently started the formal process of obtaining certification for the Kamov Ka32A11BC in Brazil. They are expecting the issuing of the approval certificate in the second half of 2011. They believe that the process should be simplified by the fact that this model has already been certified by EASA and Transport Canada.
This move follows the recent approval of the Mi-171 and the purchase of two by Atlas Air Taxi, with options for a further five. Further Russian manufacturer influence in the Brazililan market has included the introduction of the Mi-35 gunship in the Brazilian Air Force.
The Kamov Ka-32 has a worldwide reputation for utility and passenger transport work, as well as search and rescue and fire fighting.