Ka-62 begins certification trials

The latest multirole Ka-62 helicopter began certification trials in the National Center of the Russian Helicopters Holding. They are to end in 2020 and provide a possibility to supply the helicopter to customers, the holding said.

Ka 62 begins certification trials Ka-62 prototype showcased at MAKS-2019 airshow in Russia (Picture source: Air Recognition)

All the three prototypes produced by Progress enterprise in Primorye region successfully completed preliminary trials and confirmed operability and aerodynamic characteristics. One prototype debuted at MAKS-2019 airshow.

The trials are held both at the center of the Russian Helicopters by Ka-62 designers from the Kamov enterprise and at the Progress producer. The certification trials include 480 flights.

"The helicopter meets all modern requirements and has a major export potential. Oil and gas companies displayed interest in it. The first helicopters will operate in Primorye region," Russian Helicopters CEO Andrey Boginsky said.

The holding plans to obtain a type certificate for Ka-62 this year. Progress is preparing the batch production for certification.

The first batch supplies are to be supported by the Fund for industry development. The next stage is Ka-62 certification by European EASA norms.

"The enterprise can produce 45 helicopters a year, both military and civilian. We are ready to increase the output," Progress Managing Director Yuri Denisenko said.

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