Have soldHelicopters “ Kamov “ restrict competitors in America
the General designer of firm “ Kamov “ Sergey Mikheyev declared yesterday signing with Canada of an option for delivery of 15 helicopters Ka - 32À. Transaction cost - about $70 million Now kamovtsy expect to make break on the markets which before were for them inaccessible.
Vertolet Ka - 32À is conversion updating of ship fighting Ka - 27. Take-off weight - 12 700 kg, weight of the maximum transported cargo on an external suspension bracket - 5 t (in a cargo cabin - 3,7). The maximum speed - 260 km/ ch. A dynamic ceiling - 6 km. Range of flight - 800 km. Can transport 13 passengers. Crew - 1 - 3 persons.
the transaction became possible after firm “ Kamov “ has overcome making to its difficulties of competitors in four-year struggle for certificate reception on conformity operating on territory of Canada to aviation rules of the USA. On May, 11th in Ottawa of the deputy minister of transport of Canada Ronald Jackson has handed over the treasured certificate genkonstruktoru firms to Sergey Mikheyev, having designated thereby, in opinion kamovtsev, the beginning of a new epoch in the history of their firm. Sergey Mikheyev considers that now it will be much easier to its helicopters to make the way in life on the world market.
mark helicopters “ Ka “ well know in the republic of South Africa, South Korea, Ireland and even Papua - New Guinea. However in these countries they were maintained on the terms of leasing which do not demand the conformity certificate. Sale of not certificated helicopter is unprofitable to the manufacturer for the price of such helicopter in two with superfluous is less than time, than certificated ($2 million against $4,5 million).
Sergey Mikheyev recognised that sertifitsirovanie the helicopter and the engine (two documents are received) costed to its firm of considerable money. The concrete sum he did not name, though it is known that it exceeds $1 million And all money have been paid design offices - supports neither from factories letting out these helicopters, nor from the state was not.
the Canadian certificate became the first serious victory ljuberetskih vertoletostroitelej on the American continent and the second - in the world market. In 1996 Ka - 32À has received the Swiss certificate of the flight validity, together with the Bern company Heliswiss having beaten the West European consortium Eurocopter (which delivered derevozagotovitelnym to the companies helicopters AS 332 Super Puma). Super Puma conceded kamovskoj to the car both at the price, and on on the majority of technical characteristics.
in the near future “ Kamov “ is going to pay back the means enclosed in the project ($1 million on sertifitsirovanie and $1,5 million on preparation of base of servicing in Canada) at the expense of execution of the option signed with Canadians on delivery of 15 helicopters (contract cost - about $70 million) for lesozagotovitelnyh the companies. And also “ to make break “ thanks to expected “ here - here “ to two contracts, (with what countries, genkonstruktor has refused to inform, “ not to prevent the conclusion of contracts “) . Besides, kamovtsy participate in the tender declared by Turkey for delivery of fighting helicopters and prepare for the tender for delivery of Ka - 32À and fighting helicopters to Finland.
ALEXANDER - EGOROV