Under the contract made in July 2018 with KAAN Air, Russian Helicopters has delivered three Ka-32A11BC multipurpose helicopters to Turkey to be used in firefighting, corporate website reports.
“Russia has top-tier competence in civil helicopter industry. Depending on the tasks and missions, we are ready to deliver a variety of helicopters to our Turkish partners”, Viktor Kladov, Director for International Cooperation and Regional Policy at Rostec State Corporation, said. “Right now Turkey is interested in expanding its fleet of firefighting aircraft, and Rostec intends to continue developing its cooperation with Ankara in this field. We estimate the current Turkish market for this type of helicopters at several dozens of machines.”
The Ka-32A11BC multipurpose helicopter is designed to perform complex firefighting operations, special search-and-rescue and high altitude construction operations, to transport cargo inside the fuselage and on the external sling, to log forest, transport patients and evacuate injured persons.
Its firefighting version can be equipped with various fire extinguishing systems, including Bambi Bucket and Simplex type, as well as a horizontal firefighting system. The helicopter is capable of extinguishing flames on the highest floors of high rise buildings and on oil-and-gas industrial facilities. The Ka-32A11BC helicopter is EASA certified and meets FAR-29 and AP-29 standards and is currently operated in Azerbaijan, Canada, China, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Portugal, Russia, Spain, , South Korea and Switzerland.