First show of the new Russian light helicopter to take place at HeliRussia 2018
HeliRussia expo is an annual place for new helicopter industry developments’ demonstration. The event of this year will not be an exception: one of the interesting exhibits is a new light single-engine helicopter Kasataka. It is developed by the Russian company Agan Aircraft Group, and its design incorporates propelling system of the Sikorsky S-52 utility helicopter, which was introduced in the 1950s.
The multirole 4-seated Kasatka 505 is aimed for the Russian general aviation. Despite its age, the Sikorsky S-52 scheme remains adequate for its class and Kasatka 505 has a new all-metal fuselage, up-to-date avionics and skid-mounted chassis. The helicopter will be manufactured using new technologies.
Kasatka 505 to be equipped with a Lycoming O-540 engine and a three-blade rotor with a damper. The helicopter features high load capacity and spacious interior for its class. The additional reliability of the Kasatka 505 design is provided by the proven S-52 carrier system, which was used in harsh conditions, being deployed by the US military.
The prototype of Kasatka 505 helicopter will be available within HeliRussia 2018 at the AGAN AIRCRAFT GROUP’s booth. More details on the helicopter will be revealed. The company also to demonstrate the CH-77 Ranabot helicopter. This model was first brought into the air in Russia just recently – in November 2017. CH-77 Ranabot is a light two-seated helicopter made by Heli-Sport (Italy), which is best suited for private use and piloting training.
The 11th International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia 2018 will be held from May 24 to 26 at the Crocus Expo IEC in Moscow.