The Kamov KA-32A11BC

The diverse roles of the Ka-32A civil helicopter include passenger and cargo transport, a flying crane, transport for up to 5t in cargo, logging, search and rescue, medical and emergency evacuation, and offshore operations.

A Snapshot of the Kamov KA-32A11BC

The multipurpose Ka-32A11BC helicopter is powered by two TV3-117VMA turbo shaft engines and has a coaxial main rotor system.

The helicopter in a standard configuration is certified by Transport Canada under Part 529 (equivalent to FAR-29) and 511.203 (a) and (b) of the Canadian Airworthiness Manual (Type Certificates Nos.H-100 dt 11.05.1998 for the Ka-32A11BC helicopter and & IE-35 dt 11.05.1998 for the TV3-117BMA ser.2 engine). The Ka-32A11BC has also achieved European certification of EASA.

The Aviation Authorities of Mexico, Taiwan, Indonesia, South Korea, Japan, Brazil, Portugal, and Spain also certify the Ka-32A11BC helicopter. The helicopter can be operated in adverse weather conditions, by day and night, over land and water surface, including marine climate and icing conditions, at geographical latitudes to 75. It can fly both by visual and instrumental flight rules (VFR and IFR).

As compared with the helicopters of a traditional single main rotor/tail rotor configuration, the Ка-32А11ВС helicopter has a number of advantages due to its coaxial configuration and specific layout.

Design Features:

  1. The lack of tail rotor ensures increased load lifting capacity, higher OGE hover ceiling and ability to fly at the altitude of 5000m (16393ft) due to higher efficiency of the helicopter coaxial configuration and lower (by 10÷15 %) power plant loss.
  2. Absence of interaction between individual helicopter control channels makes the piloting easier and simpler.
  3. Shorter tail boom and absence of a tail rotor make the helicopter very compact that, combined with its good piloting qualities, makes the helicopter very maneuverable and allows to operate the helicopter from off-shore platforms and landing sites of limited dimensions; the whole helicopter fuselage including its tail section is within the limits of the main rotors diameter.
  4. The helicopter can land and takeoffs from unprepared sites including sites overgrown with shrubs.
  5. Absence of tail rotor eliminates the personnel injuries when the helicopter is on the ground.

Baseline Configuration:

Airframe:
  • Fuselage with tail section
  • Engine nacelle
  • Two main landing gears
  • Two nose landing gears
  • Two ejectable cabin doors
  • One transportation cabin door
  • Two pilot seats
  • Operator seat
  • 13 seats in transportation cabin
Powerplant:
  • Two engines TV#-117VMA Ser. 02
  • Auxiliary power unit AI-9
  • Main gearbox VR-252
  • Two independent suction fuel systems with cross feed capability
  • Engines and main gear box oil systems
  • Powerplant fire protection system
  • Vibration measuring system IV-79P-V2
Rotor System:
  • Rotor mast D2B2000
  • Set of upper rotor blades (3 blades)
  • Set of lower rotor blades (3 blades)
Rotor System:
  • Helicopter & Engine Controls
  • Hydraulic system
  • Heating and ventilation system
  • Anti-icing system
General Equipment
  • External sling load system
  • Fire fighting system (miscellaneous)
  • Emergency equipment (miscellaneous)
  • Medical equipment
  • Avionics (miscellaneous)
  • Navigation equipment (miscellaneous)
  • Emergency floatation device
  • Dust protection
  • Air intake protection
  • Additional fuel tanks
  • Skies
  • Instrument flying blinds

Variants:

Transportation:
  • Transportation of cargoes inside of transportation cabin or at the external sling
  • Logging
  • Optional modules and equipment include: External sling, Cargo mooring equipment inside the transportation cabin, Seats for persons into the transportation cabin
"Flying crane":
  • Providing of building constructions mounting
  • External sling
  • Optional modules and equipment include: External sling,
Fire-fighting:
  • Transport of Medical Staff
  • Evacuation of casualties (patients) to the place of care, including the implementation of resuscitation on board the helicopter.
  • Optional modules and equipment include: Medical module with special equipment, Rescue winch
Search & Rescue (SAR):
  • Providing of building constructions mounting
  • External sling
  • Optional modules and equipment include: Medical Module with intensive therapy module, Rescue hoist, Search light
Emergency Medical Service (EMS):
  • Transport of Medical Staff
  • Evacuation of casualties (patients) to the place of care, including the implementation of resuscitation on board the helicopter.
  • Optional modules and equipment include: Emergency Medical module with special equipment, Rescue hoist

Specifications:

Take-off Weight:
Normal:
11000 kg
Maximum:
12700 kg
Empty Weight:
5300 kg
Cargo Compartment Dimensions:
Lenth:
4.52m
Height:
1.45m
Width:
1.32m
Dimensions of Airframe:
Lenth:
12.25m
Height:
5.4m
Width:
3.8m
Diameter of Main Rotor:
15.9m
Number of Blades:
Main Rotor:
6
Crew:
1 to 3
Passengers:
Seated:
13
Operational Activities:
  • External Sling Load
  • Internal Cargo
  • Medical
  • Military
  • Offshore Transport
  • Passenger Transport
  • SAR
  • Power Line
  • Training

Performance:

Load-Carrying Capacity:
In Cargo:
3700 kg
On External Sling:
5000 kg
Crusing Speed:
230 km/h
Ceiling Under ISA Conditions:
Hovering OGE (min):
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Service (min):
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Powerplant: RR 250-C-20R x2
Fuel Consumption:
0.21 kg/hp*h
Service Life:
1500 h
Power:
2200 h.p.
Range:
With Max. Fuel:
650 km
With 4 Extra Tanks:
1200 km
Maximum Flight Duration:
4.5h
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