Ka-226T successfully tested in Iran

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Russian Helicopters, together with Iran Helicopter Support and Renewal Company (IHSRC), has successfully completed testing of the light multirole helicopter Ka-226T. The testing was carried out in Iran during August and September 2017; the results confirmed the usability of the rotary wing aircraft in extremely high temperatures.

The tests were performed within the memorandum signed this May by JSC Russian Helicopters (part of Rostec State Сorporation) and IHSRC at the international exhibition HeliRussia. The objective of the tests was to prove the usability of the Ka-226T at ambient temperatures of up to +50°C.

“Several Middle Eastern countries, including Iran, are interested in light multirole helicopters for firefighting, patrolling, evacuation and medical tasks. The accomplished tests of the Ka-226T proved that the helicopter can operate in critical temperatures, which is definitely important for potential users. I hope that we will soon reach a number of agreements regarding supplies of these helicopters,” said Andrey Boginsky, CEO of Russian Helicopters.

The light multirole helicopter Ka-226T has a coaxial main twin-rotor system, its maximum take-off weight is 3.6 tons, and it is able to transport up to 1 ton of payload. The main distinctive feature of the helicopter is its modular design – a transport cabin that can carry up to six people or modules with special equipment can be easily installed on theKa-226T.

The Ka-226T’s improved aircraft performance characteristics, such as environmental friendliness, cost effectiveness, advanced avionics and additional flight safety solutions, make this helicopter one of the best models in its class.

September 14, 2017

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