Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc. today announced that it received a contract from the Kamov division of Russian Helicopters to supply rugged data acquisition systems for use on the new Ka-62 helicopter. The Ka-62 rotorcraft first prototype recently received its first public appearance at the MAKS 2013 air show in Zhukovsky, Russia, near Moscow. Under the agreement, Curtiss-Wright Controls’ Avionics & Electronics (CWC-AE) division provided Russian Helicopters with its Acra KAM-500 data acquisition products. Shipment of the products was completed in late 2012.
“We are very proud that Russian Helicopters selected our data acquisition systems technology for use on its important new Ka-62 helicopter,” said Tom Quinly, president of Curtiss-Wright Controls. “This agreement, our first with Russian Helicopters, one of the world’s largest manufacturer of rotorcraft, strengthens our Avionics & Electronics division’s position as a leading supplier of helicopter avionics and further expands our business in the Russian market.”
The Acra KAM-500 is used to acquire and record test parameters during the Ka-62’s flight testing program. Russian Helicopters will use this data as part of the certification process for the new helicopter. Importantly, the quality and reliability of the data acquired by the KAM-500 will make it easier to satisfy FAA and EASA requirements and help reduce the time required to certify the rotorcraft.
About the Ka-62
The Ka-62 is designed for cargo transportation, medevac and search-and rescue operations, and can also be used in the oil and gas sector and for corporate purposes. Built using new technologies and materials, the Ka-62 is a single-rotor design, with an enclosed tail rotor and an airframe and propeller blades consisting of over 50% polymeric composite materials.
The Curtiss-Wright Controls CWC-AE division manufactured the products covered by this agreement at its Dublin, Ireland facility. The products were shipped to Kamov in Lyubertsy, Russia. For more information about Curtiss-Wright Controls Avionics & Electronics (CWC-AE), please visit www.cwc-ae.com.
About Curtiss-Wright Corporation
Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) is an innovative engineering company that provides highly engineered, critical function products, systems and services in the areas of flow control, motion control and surface treatment technologies to the defense, energy and commercial/industrial markets. The legacy company of Glenn Curtiss and the Wright brothers, Curtiss-Wright has a long tradition of design and manufacturing innovation and prides itself on long-standing customer relationships. The company employs approximately 10,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit www.curtisswright.com.
About Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc.
Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, Curtiss-Wright Controls is the Controls segment of Curtiss-Wright Corporation and a leading designer and manufacturer of advanced technologies for niche actuation and drive applications, integrated sensors and controls, and electronic subsystems internationally for the aerospace, defense and industrial markets. For more information, visit www.cwcontrols.com.
About Russian Helicopters
Russian Helicopters, JSC is a subsidiary of UIC Oboronprom, which in turn is a part of State CorporationRostec. It is one of the global leaders in helicopter production and the only helicopter design and production powerhouse in Russia. Russian Helicopters is headquartered in Moscow. The company comprises five helicopter production facilities, two design bureaus, a spare parts production and repair facility, as well as an aftersale service branch responsible for maintenance and repair in Russia and all over the world. Its helicopters are popular among Russian ministries and state authorities (Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Emergency Control Ministry), operators (Gazpromavia, UTair), major Russian corporations. Over 8000 helicopters of Soviet/Russian make are operated in 110 countries worldwide. Traditionally the demand is highest in the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Russia, and CIS countries. Russian Helicopters was established in 2007. In 2012 its IFRS revenues increased 21% to RUB 125,7billion. Deliveries reached 290 helicopters.
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