To perform these operations the helicopter is fitted with necessary optional equipment sets which are installed in compliance with the corresponding version of application.
The helicopter is designed in accordance with the requirements of ship basing. The rotorcraft meets the world standards on reliability, service life and flight safety.
To perform these operations the helicopter is fitted with necessary optional equipment sets which are installed in compliance with the corresponding version of application. The helicopter is designed in accordance with the requirements of ship basing. The rotorcraft meets the world standards on reliability, service life and flight safety.
Certified under Airworthiness Regulations NLGV32.29 and under FAR-29 in transport category A and B, for VFR and IFR, day and night, in normal and adverse weather conditions above land and sea. The helicopter is equipped with engine and blade anti-icing systems.
The Ka-32 helecopters’ capability to lift and transport 5-ton cargos on external sling allowed the helicopter to ocuppy the workd’s leading position among the rotocraft of this category as per aplication efficiency. The Ka-32 helicopter family is the most effective and the saftest in its class of helicopters and is successfuly operated in such countries as Canada, Switzerland, Taiwan, South Korea performing the following operations: The helicopters were used for transportation of cargos and staff of American Companies for servicing off-shore platforms in Papua New Guinea.
· logging; (logging);
· installation of power transmission lines;
· installation of cable railway towers;
· hotels building for mountain skiers;
· off-shore platform servicing;
· emergency-rescue and search-and-rescue operations on land and at sea.
The helicopters were used for transportation of cargos and staff of American Companies for servicing off-shore platforms in Papua New Guinea.
Due to its coaxial rotor system guaranteeing piloting accuracy and precision the helicopter is capable to carry loads in narrow canyons with minimum deviation from a specified point. External cargo sling is attached to frame in transport cabin. Underslung load stabilization system excludes cargo swinging and facilitates piloting task. The provisions are made in the cabin doorway to install a remotely-controlled 300-kg capacity winch on a movable boom.
Foreign operators of the Ka-32 helicopter acknowledged it to be the best fire-fighting helicopter in its category. This helicopter in fire-fighting version may be used for fire extinguishing operations in hard-to-reach areas, in high-storied buildings, on enterprises and rural infrastructures serving simultaneously for transporting firemen and evacuating people from emergency constructions and buildings on fire, from ships and off-shore platforms. The helicopter is fitted out with special fire-fighting equipment and are used both for horizontal fire-fighting operations (skyscrapers, industrial projects, multi-storied buildings), and for vertical fire-fighting by means of standard “Bambi Bucket” system and American “Simplex” system specially developed for this particular helicopter. The helicopter may be equipped with horizontal fire extinguishing system (water cannon) which can be fed from a fire-fighting vehicle and is capable of suppressing fire at the altitude of up to 100 m. When autonomous underslung water tanks of up to 3,400 l are used, the helicopter altitude of operation is practically unlimited.
“Simplex” system, model 10900-050, is a set of on-board equipment intended for autonomous charging, discharging and transportation of fire-extinguishing liquids. The system is comprised of the following components: pump charging system, allowing to take water without landing the helicopter, built-in tank with hydraulic water release doors (from below), two tanks with foam reagent (along the fuselage sides), electronic control unit. Active system of filling allows using of shallow, open basins. “Simplex” Company designs and delivers systems with water tanks, the capacity of which is up to 3,000 l and up to 5,000 l. The helicopters equipped with “Simplex” systems (manufacturer:: “Simplex Manufacturing Company”, Portland, Oregon 97230) are extensively used for forest fire fighting in South Korea, Canada and other countries of the world.
The up-to-date flight-navigation integrated system automatically brings the helicopter to a remote spot in the ocean. Flight integrated system ensures automatic hovering, stabilization of the preset and flight speed. Using the main fuel tanks the helicopter is capable of continuous flight at the range of 700 km. Flight endurance with standard fuel (without reserve) is – 4-5 hrs. The helicopter can land on a 12 õ 12 m pad including ship deck at 5?6 sea state .
• wide spectrum of application
• excellent performance data
• high reliability and safety
• on-condition maintenance
7 world records were set on the helicopter.