The Ka-32A11BC and Ka-226T rescue helicopters can be viewed at the international exhibition of weapons systems and military equipment KADEX–2012 now underway in Astana, where Russian Helicopters is presenting the latest Russian-made helicopters.
Russian Helicopters will display the latest Russian-produced helicopter technology at Kadex-2012. Visitors to stand 3D2 (UIC Oboronprom, Russian Helicopters parent company) in the "Rescue and Safety" zone can discover the Ka-32A11BC and Ka-226T, as well as the super-heavy-lift Mi-26T2. The Mi-171A2 and Mi-38 will be on show in the "Regional Aviation" zone. In the "Military Helicopters" zone, visitors can admire the Mi-28NE Night Hunter attack helicopter, the Ka-52 Alligator and the Mi-35M military transport helicopter.
The ??-32?11?? is a multi-role variant of the ??-32?. The helicopter is unique in its capability of carrying loads on an external sling and as a “flying crane” for the erection of tall structures. The coaxial rotors of the Ka-32A11BC have a number of advantages in hover accuracy and maneuverability, allowing it to perform complex installation and construction tasks. The Ka-32A11BC can be employed in a wide variety of tasks, including horizontal firefighting using a water cannon., search and rescue and medevac missions. Today the Ka-32A11BC is certificated in major regions of the world, in North and South America, Europe, and Asia. For instance, in 2011 the helicopter received type certificates in Brazil and India, while European certification was achieved in 2009 (EASA type certificate EASA.IM.R.133). In 2008 the ??-32?11?? was certificated in China, Indonesia, and South Korea. In 2007 it received the Chilean certificate, and the Mexican one came as early as 2005. In 2006, the helicopter was awarded a supplement to the airworthiness certificate in Canada. which allowed it to carry corporate passengers (the Canadian certificate itself was issued back in 1998).The ??-32?11?? was designed by the Kamov design bureau, a part of the Russian Helicopters industry holding. Mass production is based at the aviation plant in Kumertau. Over 140 have been built, and about half of these is in operation in over 30 countries worldwide.
The Ka-226T is the newest coaxial-rotor helicopter, equipped with two Arrius 2G turboshaft engines built by the French company Turbomeca, as well as the Russian VR-226N reduction-drive gearbox. The Ka-226T was developed by Kamov, JSC, and is now manufactured by Kumertau Aviation Production Enterprise (a subsidiary of Russian Helicopters). Thanks to its advanced design and compact coaxial rotors, the helicopter could land on a limited area (about 20 square metres) near a motorway tunnel and evacuated a nominal injured transported on a stretcher. The helicopter has a MTOW of 3.6 tons with a useful load of 1.5 tons. The maximum speed is 250 km/h, and up to eight people, including one pilot, can be accommodated on board. The outstanding qualities of the Ka-226T rotor system, altitude, and maneuverability were proved during flight tests. One of the most important achievements of the Ka-226T, making it stand out from the competitors, is the practical ceiling of 7300 metres. The outstanding characteristics of the Ka-226T have also been a winning quality in mountainous regions and high-temperature climates, over sea and in highly congested cities, notwithstanding strong winds.