Russia’s advanced Ka-62 helicopter performs debut flight

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The flight model of Russia’s most advanced Kamov Ka-62 helicopter has performed its first trial flight over the site of Progress Arsenyev Aviation Company, part of the Russian Helicopters group.

The Ka-62 performed a 15-minute flight around a circle at a speed of 110 km/h, during which the test pilots tested the helicopter’s overall flight controls, and checked the operation of its basic power supply systems, onboard equipment and the engine.

“Today’s flight tests have showed that we have successfully completed all the necessary adjustments of the trial model, relying on the results of fulfilling previous points of the program for putting the helicopter into service,” company CEO Alexander Mikheyev said.

Specifically, the test pilots checked the helicopter’s stability and controllability and the operability of its basic systems and complexes.

The first Ka-62 flight test aircraft got off the ground and into hovering for the first time in April 2017, to assess its general operability and check the operation of its basic systems and onboard equipment.

May 30, 2017

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