Kazakhstan plans to assemble Russian helicopters
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 16
By Elena Kosolapova - Trend:
Kazakhstan plans to start assembling launch assemblage of Russian Ka-226 helicopters in 2016, Novosti-Kazakhstan reported with the reference to head of Almaty Aircraft Repair Plant No 405, Konstantin Ushakov.
"We are considering the possibility of assembling the helicopters locally, together with Russian Helicopters company," he said at the event commemorating the 75 anniversary of the plant organized in Kazakh Investment and Development Ministry.
"Subsequently, we will provide full maintenance services to these helicopters. Most likely, the production will start the earliest in 2016," Ushakov said.
Helicopters are in great demand in Kazakhstan, according to Ushakov.
"Today Kazakhstan has a little more than one hundred helicopters. While the demand for helicopters in the region amounts to around 200-250," he said.
The Kamov Ka-226 "Sergei" is a small, twin-engined Russian utility helicopter. The Ka-226 features an interchangeable mission pod, rather than a conventional cabin, allowing the use of various accommodation or equipment configurations.
The Ka-226T model is powered by 580 horsepower FADEC-equipped Arrius 2G1 engines by Turbomeca which enables the helicopter to land or take-off safely if one engine fails.
Edited by T.T.