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Russian Helicopters shows new Ka-62 civil helicopter to Asia Pacific Region's commercial operators

Moscow - Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, has demonstrated the new Ka-62 multirole helicopter to commercial helicopter operators from across the Asia Pacific Region. The event took place during the conference The Ka-62 for the Asia Pacific Region at the Singapore Airshow 2014 aerospace and defence exhibition.

“The new Ka-62 multirole helicopter is one of Russian Helicopters’ most promising new developments. It is the first Russian helicopter to be created as a result of close international cooperation, which eases the international flight safety certification process significantly,” Russian Helicopters CEO Alexander Mikheev said. “About 1,400 Russian-made helicopters are today being operated successfully across the Asia Pacific Region. I am confident that the new Ka-62, built using the latest technologies and to the highest international standards of reliability and resilience, will interest our partners and will go on to be widely used in this region.”

The Ka-62 is primarily designed for passenger transport, search and rescue operations and work on oil and gas fields. Thanks to its spacious, comfortable cabin, the helicopter is excellently suited for corporate purposes. Its high power allows it to operate at a wide range of altitudes. The Ka-62 is excellently suited to work in hot weather and over water. This makes it the ideal choice for operations across the Asia Pacific Region.

The Ka-62 is fitted with the latest Ardiden 3G engines made by France's Turbomeca, which meet the highest environmental and fuel-efficiency standards. Another French company, Zodiac Aerospace, has supplied the helicopter's fuel system, and the transmission is made by Austria’s Zoerkler. The Ka-62 is equipped with the latest avionics system including a glass cockpit developed by Russian company Transas and a navigation system that supports GPS and GLONASS. It is distinguished by its high cruising speed and low vibration.

The Ka-62 was developed at the legendary Kamov Design Bureau. Serial production will take place at the Progress Arsenyev Aviation Company (Progress AAC). Both the Kamov Design Bureau and Progress AAC are part of Russian Helicopters. The first Ka-62 prototype was unveiled at the MAKS-2013 airshow in August 2013. Brazil’s Atlas Táxi Aéreo and Colombia's Vertical de Aviacion have already put in the first orders for this new helicopter.

Russian Helicopters, JSC is a subsidiary of UIC Oboronprom, which in turn is a part of State Corporation Rostec. 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 after-sales 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.

OBORONPROM Corporation is a multi-profile industrial and investment group, a part of Russian Technologies State Corporation. Its main tasks include: helicopter engineering (Russian Helicopters) and engine-building (United Engine Corporation).

Rostekhnologii State Corporation (Rostec) is a Russian corporation established in 2007 in order to facilitate the development, manufacturing and export of high-technology industrial products of military and civil purposes. Today it comprises over 663 companies, which form 8 military-industrial and 5 civil industry holdings. Rostec’s subsidiaries are located in 60 regions of Russia and supply their products to over 70 countries worldwide. In 2012 revenues of the Corporation amounted to RUB 931 billion, net profits were RUB 38.5 billion and total taxation exceeded RUB 109 billion.

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