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Old 12th Feb 2010, 18:11
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Kamov Ka-32 gets EASA certification

Can anyone verify this information? It certainly would open interesting possibilities in the long line market in Europe. Here in Canada the logging pilots love it!

Kamov Ka-32 gets EASA nod

By: Thierry Dubois
January 1, 2010
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Russian Helicopters, the holding company that combines the country’s helicopter industry under one umbrella, has received EASA certification for the 11-metric-ton (24,000 pounds) Kamov Ka-32A11BC. Already flown by state organizations in Europe, the Ka-32A11BC is thus now available to commercial operators.

“EASA certification of the Ka-32A11BC offers new prospects,” such as passenger transportation, load carrying, high-rise construction, firefighting, mountain electric line construction, patrolling and search-and-rescue, according to Russian Helicopters CEO Andrei Shibitov.

In a firefighting role, the Ka-32A11BC can carry 8,800 pounds of water in a Bambi bucket as a sling load. For search-and-rescue operations, the helicopter can rescue seven or eight people at a time with four hours of endurance.

The A11BC version of the Ka-32 is the first capable of flying at night and under IFR. Its coaxial contrarotating rotors eliminate the need for an antitorque tail rotor, which gives it an advantage in tailwind conditions.

Designed by Kamov, the Ka-32 is built by Kumertau Aviation Production Enterprise, which is also part of Russian Helicopters. Currently, the production rate is said to be close to 10 aircraft per year.

The Ka-32A11BC is powered by two Klimov TV3-117 VMA engines, each providing 2,200 shp. It has a cruise speed of 125 knots and a maximum speed of 140 knots. It can fly 360 nm and has a maximum rate of climb of 3,000 fpm. Its service ceiling is 17,400 feet, while it can hover out of ground effect at an altitude of up to 12,100 feet.

It can carry cargo loads of 8,100 pounds internally or 11,000 pounds as a sling load. Or it can accommodate 15 passengers. The cabin height is four feet to allow room for the large cargo bay below.

In Europe, Ka-32s are now operated in Spain (10 helicopters), Portugal (six Ka-32A11BCs) and Switzerland (one aircraft). The helicopters are also operated in Canada, South Korea, Chile, Mexico, Taiwan, Japan, China and Papua New Guinea. The Korean fleet of Ka-32s exceeds 60, which are used by the Forestry Service for firefighting missions and by the Coast Guard.
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Old 13th Feb 2010, 03:06
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Type Certificate

It is on the EASA website. See here:

Certification | Type certificates | Rotorcraft
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It´s an excellent helicopter no doubt about that. But the EASA certification is restricted only for aerial work!
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You wouldn't want to be a passenger in the cabin...
It's essentially the same machine that's been certified in Canada for a number of years.
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Wont change the market

good thing that it finally has EASA certification but I don't think it will change the European market as there are alreasy some Ka 32 in use and there is not too much business in this segment.
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Does anyone know the airspeed limitation of the Ka-32 with external load or with a bambi bucket (whatever the model) ?
I never found it.

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If I remember well Maximum airspeed with external load is 80 kts, there is a supplement for external load operation.
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Hello

This was taken from the Manual

AIRSPEED LIMITATIONS
The maximum airspeed with the Bambi Bucket installed during water dump is 90 km/h (50 knots).

AIRSPEED LIMITATION
With an external cargo load VNE shall not exceed 190 km/h (102 KIAS) or airspeeds indicated by ASI VNE index whichever is less.

MANEUVERING LIMITATIONS
When carrying external cargo load the Roll angle is limited to 20 degrees.
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When carrying external cargo load the Roll angle is limited to 20 degrees
Uh-huh...



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Hi, just a question please...i've DL this PDF from EASA:

https://www.easa.europa.eu/system/fi...2-08062011.pdf

But however i cant find an answer...besides the fact its now EASA Nod, is it also an AOC-EASA approved, or until now, its an EASA aircraft but still NON-AOC approved?
Is there any Kamov outthere in any EASA country flying under any EASA-AOC?
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Recently no AOC necessary, for Aerial works under EASA,

Full AOC possible in case that local CAA have enough good will,
case - that is possible with some Annex 2 helicopters...

Regarding full AOC, on end of the day someone can ask how to
get average PAX, to board on, in no windows, low ceiling, quite noisy helicopter.... designed for antisubmarine warfare
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I don't see many heading to the EU and member countries for some time yet, at least not until the Crimea problems are completely sorted, and Uncle Vlad the Impaler has been accepted once more as a " Good Ole Guy"..
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A big hit for Spain's fire fighting this summer if they cannot use them. I calculate 14 aircraft.
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Only four in Canada, operated under a ministerial exemption allowing a restricted certificate of airworthiness. Probably similar to EASA where the minister could withdraw the exemption at any time. Not a big player in the industry, so hey ho either way.
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AIRSPEED LIMITATION
With an external cargo load VNE shall not exceed 190 km/h (102 KIAS) or airspeeds indicated by ASI VNE index whichever is less.
Interesting - remember trying to catch one with Bambi on in a clean 500 C banger - was definitely doing better than 102!
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Game Over for the KA-32 in EASA-Land.

https://helihub.com/2022/03/24/easa-...e-certificate/

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Originally Posted by muermel View Post
Game Over for the KA-32 in EASA-Land.

https://helihub.com/2022/03/24/easa-...e-certificate/
Unless they're nationally certified of course.
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Originally Posted by muermel View Post
Game Over for the KA-32 in EASA-Land.

https://helihub.com/2022/03/24/easa-...e-certificate/
Revoking certificate is political decision, shafting any operator of the type. By doing so, isn't EASA opening itself to compensation claims by said operators?
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