New Russian Rotorcraft Created to Ensure Security at Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

New medevac, rescue, and firefighting rotorcraft of Russian make, may take part in ensuring and enforcing security at the Winter Olympics in Russian seaside resort Sochi in 2014.

The rotorcraft does not demand hangar storage and is capable of working day and night in adverse weather, under varying winds and in temperatures from -50° to +50°? and 0—100% humidity. Landing gear design is allows landing on unprepared runways and operations from hard top helipads, including oil and gas rigs, as well as loose soil with densities down to 4 kgs/km².

The Ka-226T was developed by Kamov, JSC, and is now manufactured by Kumertau Aviation Production Enterprise (a subsidiary of Russian Helicopters). The helicopter has a MTOW of 4 tons with a useful load of 1.45 tons. The maximum speed is 230 km/h, and up to nine people, including two pilots, can be accommodated on board.

Varying cabin modules of the Ka-226T make one helicopter useful for various missions, including cargo and passenger transportation, patrol, construction, loading-unloading, as well as medevac and firefighting, search and rescue and evacuation operations.

Russian Helicopters, JSC is a subsidiary of UIC Oboronprom, which in turn is a part of Russian Technologies State Corporation. It controls the following helicopter industry enterprises: Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant, Kamov, Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, Kazan Helicopters, Rostvertol, Progress Arsenyev Aviation Company named after N.I. Sazykin, Kumertau Aviation Production Enterprise, Stupino Machine Production Plant, Reductor-PM and Helicopter Service Company.


Partners of Russian Helicopters: AirTaxi Service (interior completions and maintenance); Tranzas (software, navigation systems, aviation simulators); CSTS Dinamika (technical training means for aviation flight and engineering personnel); BETA AIR (testing equipment and aviation electronics); Ural Works of Civil Aviation (repair of helicopter engines and components and reductors).

UIC Oboronprom, JSC is a multi-profile industrial group established in 2002. A part of Russian Technologies State Corporation. Its main tasks include: helicopter engineering (Russian Helicopters, JSC) and engine-building (United Engine Industry Corporation managing company).


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