Russian Helicopters presented a prototype of its latest Ka-62 multi-purpose helicopter for the first time at MAKS 2019 International Air Show. The machine is showcased at the static exposition and takes part in the flight program of the air show.
The Ka-62 will be involved in the fly-by of the entire line of the rotorcraft produced by Russian Helicopters, and will also perform individually in the aerobatic program of the show.
The machine is designed to perform a wide range of functions: cargo transportation, rescue missions and emergency medical care, observations and environmental monitoring, as well as to be used in the oil and gas industry and corporate transportation. The resistance of the helicopter to low and high temperatures makes it suitable for use in the Far North and Arctic regions, as well as in countries with a hot climate.
The helicopter is being prepared for mass production by Progress Aviation Company. At the moment, the company has produced three prototypes that are supposed to undergo a flight testing cycle.
The helicopter, which weights up to 6.5 tons, can transport 15 passengers over distances of up to 600 km, and carry cargo inside the cabin and on an external sling.
A specific feature of Ka-62 is the use in its structure of polymer composite materials, which account for up to 60% of its weight. This increases the speed, maneuverability and load capacity of the helicopter, and also reduces its fuel consumption. Another distinctive feature of the helicopter is its single-rotor design with a multi-blade anti-torque rotor ducted into the vertical tail fin, which was used on Russian helicopters in Russia for the first time.
Ka-62 has a large passenger cabin, which makes it possible to increase both its seat pitch, and seat width. The helicopter’s onboard radioelectronic equipment is entirely Russian-made, it features a cutting-edge steering unit to control general helicopter equipment of the next generation. The design of the helicopter is compliant with international safety requirements. In particular, the helicopter is able to fly and land with only one engine running. The injury protection of the pilot and passengers in the event of an emergency landing is increased due to the shock-absorbent design of its chassis and the seats.