7-Jan-2020 Source: Russian Helicopters
At the flight test station AAK “Progress” them. N.I. Sazykina holding Russian Helicopters (part of the State Corporation Rostec) took off the third prototype Ka-62 multirole helicopter. The rise in the “hover” mode was carried out as part of the preliminary tests and was completed successfully.
The third Ka-62 flight model took to the air to evaluate its overall performance and to verify the operation of the main power supply systems and on-board equipment. The helicopter was lifted into the air by test pilots of Kamov JSC, the developer of Ka-62 (part of the Russian Helicopters holding). Previously, the car successfully passed a series of tests in ground racing mode. Then she will have to pass a series of tests on the basis of Kamov JSC in Moscow. In the near future, this helicopter, together with two previously released Ka-62 flight models, will begin a certification test program.
“In parallel with preparations for certification tests, preparations are under way for serial production of the Ka-62, which we plan to launch in 2020,” said the general director of Russian Helicopters. – The administration of Primorsky Krai plans to purchase the first cars. Upon completion of the certification process, we will be ready for the start of serial deliveries.
“” We made a major breakthrough in the production of prototypes of the Ka-62 helicopter. Not so long ago, the machine took part in the flight program of the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2019, and performed both single-pilot and span in the group. The helicopter aroused great interest in both domestic and foreign guests. In addition, in September this year, within the framework of the Eastern Economic Forum, two agreements were signed on cooperation in supporting the production and promotion of civilian helicopters of the Ka-62 type, ”said Yuri Denisenko, Managing Director of Progress AAC .
The Ka-62 civil multi-purpose helicopter is designed for passenger transportation, offshore operations, emergency medical care, cargo transportation inside the cabin and on external sling, patrolling and environmental monitoring. Due to the high height of the practical ceiling and the thrust-weight ratio of the engines, the Ka-62 can also carry out search and rescue and evacuation work in mountainous areas.
A helicopter weighing up to 6.5 tons can carry 15 passengers over distances of up to 600 km, as well as cargo inside the cabin and on external sling. A feature of Ka-62 is the use in its design of polymer composite materials, which make up to 60% by weight. This increases the speed, maneuverability and load capacity of the helicopter, and also reduces fuel consumption. Another distinguishing feature is a single-rotor scheme with a multi-blade tail rotor in the annular channel of the vertical tail unit, which was used on helicopters for the first time in Russia.
Ka-62 has a large passenger compartment, so its layout has an increased pitch of seats. The helicopter used fully domestic on-board electronic equipment with the latest control system for new-generation general-helicopter equipment. The helicopter is designed with international safety requirements in mind. In particular, it can perform flight and landing with one engine running. The safety of the pilot and passengers in the event of a hard landing is increased due to the energy-absorbing design of the chassis and seats.
Serial production of the Ka-62 helicopter is scheduled to begin in 2020 with the financial support of the Industry Development Fund.