Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) will deliver 7 multirole Ka-32A11BC helicopters to foreign customers in 2018. The machines are being built at Kumertau Aviation Production Enterprise (KumAPP).
At the end of last December Russian Helicopters has delivered two Ka-32A11BC helicopters to Fire Department of the Department of Public Safety, Qingdao, China, and two more machines will be handed over to United Helicopters, China, this year.
These days the first Ka-32A11BC has already been built at the plant and is being prepared for delivery to Kaan Air, Turkey; the second and third machines will be handed over to the customer this year. Furthermore, two more helicopters will be delivered to Southeast Asian countries in 2018.
“Ka-32A11BC is one of the best helicopters for firefighting, it deserved credibility of operators all around the world thanks to its unequaled performance and maintainability. I am glad to note that new partners join to traditional operators of this machine. I am convinced that the first Ka-32A11BC experience will be successful in these countries and become the foundation for future deliveries,” said Andrey Boginsky, CEO, Russian Helicopters.
The medium multirole coaxial Ka-32A11BC is designed for search and rescue missions and for work at high altitudes, for the most complicated firefighting operations, internal and external cargo transporting, skidding, medical and casualty evacuation, as well as for patrolling and support of special operations.
The helicopter perfectly serves purposes of lifesaving, wildland firefighting and high-rise firefighting. It has been applied successfully for firefighting wildfires and man-made fires in various locations. Ka-32A11BC is used in Russia, Canada, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, China, South Korea, Indonesia and other countries.