Brazilian operator Atlas Táxi Aéreo has become the first export customer for the Russian Helicopters Ka-62 following an order for seven of the medium twin-engined types and options for seven more. Deliveries will be staggered over 12 months from early 2015.
Under the terms of the contract Atlas Táxi and the Oboronprom subsidiary will jointly establish a service centre in Brazil to support the Russian Helicopters aircraft fleet within the country. Atlas Táxi already operates Mi-171A1 medium twins for offshore transportation.
Meanwhile, Russian Helicopters has delivered the first Indonesian-owned Mi-171s to an undisclosed mining company in the country.