27-Jul-2021 Source: Russian Helicopters
Russian Helicopters Holding (part of Rostec State Corporation) and Gazprombank Leasing Group have signed an agreement within the framework of the MAKS-2021 International Aviation and Space Salon, providing for mutual cooperation of the parties in organizing the delivery of three Ka-62 helicopters. The leasing company has agreed on the possibility of acquiring the Ka-62 multipurpose vehicle for further transfer to operators of the Far East on a financial lease basis.
Gazprombank Leasing has become a launch customer for the newest Russian helicopter, and the company can count on purchasing a machine from the first production batch. The Ka-62 helicopters will be manufactured in Primorye at the AAK Progress enterprise, which is part of the Russian Helicopters holding. All three helicopters can be delivered to the customer in 2022 if the region has a need for equipment.
Currently, the Ka-62 helicopter is completing a flight test program, its certification is expected by the end of this year, which will allow the serial production of the machine to begin.
“Since 2017, when the Ka-62 made its first flight, we have done a great job, performed over 250 flights, made a number of design changes to make this helicopter even more comfortable, reliable and safe. to helicopters, and I am sure that with the support of Gazprombank Leasing, the Ka-62 will soon take its rightful place in the fleet of Russian airlines. aviation, to fulfill other transport and social tasks “, – said the general director of the Russian Helicopters holding Andrey Boginsky .
“We continue our successful cooperation with the Russian Helicopters holding and today we have signed an agreement providing for the possibility of supplying multipurpose Ka-62 helicopters, the production of which is being developed in the Primorsky Territory. implementation of medical, environmental, rescue and other social tasks, – comments Maxim Kalinkin, CEO of Gazprombank Leasing Group… – For Gazprombank Leasing Group, participation in socio-economic projects and the development of the transport infrastructure of the Far East is one of the priorities in its work for the coming years. Thanks to leasing, Russian operators will be able to renew their air fleet on comfortable conditions, improve the efficiency and safety of transportation in a wide variety of geographic and climatic conditions. ”
The Ka-62 is a multipurpose helicopter, designed using the latest world achievements of the aviation industry, meets Russian and international airworthiness standards, reliability and safety standards for cargo and passenger transportation. The helicopter has a single-rotor design with a multi-bladed tail rotor in the annular channel of the vertical tail. The Ka-62 actively uses polymer composite materials (up to 60% by weight). This made it possible to reduce fuel consumption, increase the speed and carrying capacity of the machine.
The flight range of the Ka-62 is 700 km, the maximum speed is 310 km / h. Maximum takeoff weight of the helicopter – 6 800 kg, capacity – 15 passengers. The Ka-62 can also carry 2 tons of cargo inside the cab and up to 2.5 tons on the external sling. Depending on the customer’s requirements, it can be equipped with a rescue winch and a medical module.