The new model is the latest variant in the Ka-226 family. Visitors to the international air show were able to see the prototype due to conduct a series of test flights this autumn.
The Ka-226T Climber was made to fly in mountainous areas. Its coaxial rotors allow for easy control even at high altitudes with rarefied air. It features high resistance to strong side winds, and high rate of climb, as well as easy take-off and landing at high-altitude sites. The Ka-226T Climber also performs well in flights over water and can take off and land on the deck of even a small seagoing vessel.
Modernised flight controls and power systems
Compared to older models in the Ka-226 family, the Climber possesses redesigned elements, including a more aerodynamic frame. The fuselage is made using modern light materials, the flight controls and power systems have been modernised, and a crash-resistant fuel system has been installed in line with safety standards. The model also features enlarged fuel tanks and centralised refuelling, as well as new flight and navigation equipment, and upgraded radio communication equipment.
Serial production of the Ka-226T Climber is planned to start in 2022 in cooperation with Kumertau Aviation Production Enterprise.