(20 July 2021)
Russian Helicopters is showcasing the Ka-226T Climber
helicopter at the MAKS-2021 International Aviation and Space
Salon. The new model is the latest variant in the Ka-226 family.
Visitors to the international air show, which
started on Tuesday, will be able to see the prototype that is due
to conduct a series of test flights this autumn.
As its name suggests, the Ka-226T Climber is
designed to fly in
mountainous areas. Its coaxial rotors allow for easy control even
at the highest altitudes with rarefied air. It boasts high
resistance to strong side winds, and a high rate of climb, as well
as easy take-off and landing at high-altitude sites.
Climber also performs well in flights over water, and can take off
and land on the deck of even a small seagoing vessel.
vibration levels, the Ka-226T Climber is a light helicopter capable of taking off from, and landing on,
small areas (for instance, in a city), it offers highly stable
hovering even during operation with external loads, and can be
safely boarded while the rotors are turning.
Compared to previous models, the Ka-226T
Climber boasts significantly improved flight performance
characteristics: greater speed, lower weight when empty, and
The helicopter can be operated at altitudes of up
to 6,500 metres. Where necessary, it can be equipped with oxygen
systems, ballonets, as well as air conditioning and heating
systems. The model is also expected to receive certification for
Production of the Ka-226T
Climber is planned to start in 2022 at the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant
in close cooperation with the Kumertau Aviation Production
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