Russian Helicopters to display multi-purpose rotorcrafts in China

Russian Helicopters to display multi-purpose rotorcrafts in China

According to the company’s press-service, Rostec subsidiary Russian Helicopters presents its multi-purpose rotary-wing aircrafts at ABACE 2013 (Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition) which is held in Shanghai on April 16-18.

By estimates, medium multi-purpose Ka-32A11VS and light Ka-226T helicopters have high potential on Chinese market with its increasing demand for universal rotorcrafts. Both machines are based on the unique coaxial rotor system, which allows to land on small unequipped grounds and to maneuver amid highlands and restrained urban conditions. These attributes perfectly suit China with its landscape and modern metropolises.

Ka-32A11VS is essential within installation and construction works of high complexity. The high performance qualities of the machine provide for effective use in firefighting, which is proved by exploitation of Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations, Spanish, Portuguese, Azerbaijani, Bulgarian, Greek and South Korean rescue services.

The helicopter is capable of long-term operations under the conditions of heavy concentration of smoke and dust. Ka-32A11VS firefighting equipment package comprises a wide range of additional special-purpose hardware including water cannon for horizontal fire extinguishing, auxiliary water tanks (Simplex fire-control systems), Bambi Bucket water delivery systems, VSU-5 helicopter buckets.

Ka-32A11VS is certified in China as well as in North and South America, Asia, Australia and Europe.

Excellent aircraft performance characteristics and high reliability of the new Ka-226T are provided by state-of-the-art avionics and two Turbomeca Arrius 2G1turboshafts. The high power of the engines is crucial for uplands and hot regions. Aerodynamic symmetry facilitates piloting control, which is essential at low-altitude flights. Ka-226T is ideal for missions in mountainous terrains and within high temperatures. The helicopter is also incredibly effective in search and rescue operations, emergency medical response and evacuation.

Within the development of global service system conception Russian Helicopters has informed local rotary wing equipment operators of after-sale service programme and Russian-made rotorcrafts support using the new MRO facility in Qingdao, China.


Aviation markets of Asian countries and, first of all, of China traditionally have had demand for Russian-made rotary wing equipment. The cooperation with China in rotorcraft delivery is one of the priority lines of the Russian Helicopters holding. The company presents unique specimens of multi-purpose rotary wing machines to local operators at the Shanghai exhibition. Helicopters remain one of the principal exports of Russian engineering industry to Chinese markets. In July 2012 Rosoboronexport signed a contract on 55 Mi-171E medium transport rotorcrafts to China. The transaction proceeded the fulfilled contract on 32 machines delivery.

ABACE 2013 is held on the premises of Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport. The exhibition is a big event of the industry sector in the Asian region. Within ABACE 2013 there are conferences and workshops with the participation local government and business representatives interested in cooperation in modern aviation equipment exploitation.