Batch Production will Start

Batch Production will Start 9 September, 2019

Russian Helicopters and VEB.RF signed a 10-year cooperation agreement at the Eastern Economic Forum to support the production and promote Ka-62 helicopters. Russian Helicopters Holding plans to obtain the basic certificate for Ka-62 helicopter in 2020, but the batch production of the craft is scheduled to begin in 2019, the holding said. "The agreement brings us one step closer to the entry of Ka-62 to the market. The latest helicopter is in demand in many regions of our country and abroad. I am sure that VEB.RF support will help find the first operator. We plan to obtain the basic certificate for Ka-62 in 2020, but plan to launch batch production already this year due to a high interest in the craft," Russian Helicopters CEO Andrey Boginsky said.

Ka-62 helicopter is designed for the passenger carriage, off-shore works, emergency medical services, search and rescue, conveyance of cargo inside the cabin and as suspended load, patrolling and environmental monitoring. Ka-62 has a maximum take-off weight of 6.5 tons. Composite polymeric materials comprise 60 percent of the helicopter. They increase the speed, manoeuvrability and lifting capacity and decrease fuel consumption.

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