Spain's Heli-Sureste has awarded Kamov a follow-on order for three Ka-32A11BC heavylift helicopters, after receiving two aircraft in late 2004.

Kamov general designer Sergei Mikeyev says 10 Ka-32A11BC and Ka-32A12 helicopters, which comply with US and European airworthiness standards, have been delivered to customers in Canada, Spain and Switzerland. Kamov has also delivered six Ka-32S/Ts to Iran.

Meanwhile, the company has flown a Ka-226 prototype with two Turbomeca Arrius engines, dubbed the Ka-226T. With the Arrius replacing the Rolls-Royce Model 250, "we get an increase in practical ceiling on both engines and one-engine-out configuration, and a considerable improvement in hot-and-high performance", says Mikeyev.

Deliveries of the basic R-R-powered Ka-226A began to Russian energy giant Gazprom late last year.

Source: Flight International