Russian Helicopters has signed a contract with
China's Jiangsu Baoli for delivery of 4 Ka-32A11BC firefighting
helicopters in 2016-2017.
Once delivered to China, the Ka-32A11BC
helicopters will be used in firefighting operations, as well as
for patrols and supporting special operations.
Russian Helicopters Deputy CEO for Marketing and Business
Development, Alexander Shcherbinin, said, "Ka-32A11BC helicopters are ideally
suited to China's high mountainous regions and heavily built-up
urban centres, since they do not need much space to land and are
easy to manoeuvre in mountainous and urban high-rise areas."
firefighting service has considerable experience of using
Ka-32A11BC helicopters to fight fires and in search-and-rescue operations.
In early January this year the Ka-32A11BC played a
crucial role in rescuing passengers from the ice-bound Akademic
Shokalsky research ship.
The Ka-32A11BC meets FAR-29 and
AP-29 airworthiness standards, and has EASA certification.
are currently operated in Austria, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Canada,
China, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Portugal, Russia, South
Korea, Spain, and Switzerland.
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