27-Jul-2021 Source: Russian Helicopters
Russian Helicopters Holding (part of Rostec State Corporation) and Gazprombank Leasing Group, within the framework of the MAKS-2021 International Aviation and Space Salon, signed an agreement providing for mutual cooperation of the parties and the possibility of supplying a Ka-32A11BC firefighting and search and rescue helicopter for the needs of the region. If the region is interested in the said rescue equipment, Gazprombank Leasing is ready to transfer the car to the Republic of Bashkortostan on a financial lease by the end of this year.
The Ka-32A11BC will be built at the Kumertau Aviation Enterprise of the Russian Helicopters holding and handed over to the customer in 2021.
“Ka-32A11BC has established itself as one of the best fire-fighting and rescue helicopters in many countries of the world. I think it is very symbolic that one of these helicopters will go to service in his native Bashkortostan, where it will fight fires of any complexity and save people, caught up in dangerous situations “, – said Andrey Boginsky, General Director of the Russian Helicopters holding .
“The development of regional infrastructure in order to ensure prompt response to emergencies plays an important role in the socio-economic system. We will be happy to contribute to the renewal of the specialized helicopter fleet of operators of the Republic of Bashkortostan. We would like to thank the Russian Helicopters holding for prompt action to agree on possible conditions. deliveries of Ka-32 and look forward to continued successful cooperation in this segment, – says Maxim Kalinkin, CEO of Gazprombank Leasing Group . – The acquisition of helicopters on lease is beneficial to all participants in the transaction. Russian Helicopters are able to load aircraft factories with the required production volumes, and clients reduce their debt burden ,Gazprombank Leasing increases its share and expertise in the segment. ”
The Ka-32A11BC is a multipurpose civilian helicopter operating in more than 30 countries around the world. The machine is capable of carrying up to 5 tons of cargo on an external sling. The coaxial configuration of the helicopter has a number of serious advantages in stability and maneuverability, which is especially important when used in populated areas. Helicopters Ka-32A11BC are actively used in emergency rescue operations, high-altitude installation work, as well as to fight fires in cities, in mountainous and flat terrain.