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Turbomeca signed contracts with Russian Helicopters / Kamov and Helicopter Service Company regarding the Arrius 2G1 and the Kamov 226T

Turbomeca has signed with Russian Helicopters / Kamov and with Helicopter Services Company contracts for the development and serial engine production of the Arrius 2G1 to be installed on the Ka-226T, the Russian twin-engine helicopter with double counter-rotating rotor.

At this time Russia is experiencing a need for light helicopters capable of multiple missions such as transport, EMS, aerial work and surveillance.

The technology of double coaxial counter-rotating rotors, developed by Kamov, is unique in the world.

"Combining a double rotor and an engine from the latest generation such as the Arrius, will considerably increase the performance of the Ka-226. This helicopter will not only establish itself in Russia, but also in numerous countries where such an affordable multi-purpose versatile machine is needed. I am very happy about this first contract which is the start of a long -lasting relationship between the Russian Helicopter Industry and Turbomeca", confides Pierre Fabre, Chairman & CEO of Turbomeca.

A proven engine dedicated for multi-missions

The new Arrius 2G1 engine from Turbomeca, has been tailored to perfectly fit the power pack flying the Kamov Ka-226T. This new variant is actually a derivative engine from the existing Arrius 2, which was qualified 10 years ago, has proven its durability and reliability worldwide. As such, it fully complies with the latest and current world-regulation for public transport where in case of one engine is inoperative the remaining engine enables to fly the helicopter.

The demands for such missions encompass Medical Evacuation (MedEvac), along with law enforcement, pipeline surveillance, border-patrol, including flying in "hot & high" geographical conditions.

The certification of the the Ka-226T/Arrius 2G1 is expected for end 2010.

The family of Arrius engines rely on a solid experience of more than 2,300 delivered engines, accumulating close to 4 million flight hours. Turbomeca worldwide network already provides the after sales support of Arrius for 430 customers in 60 countries.

Press release issued by Safran Helicopter Engines on February 22, 2009


 Contact details from our directory:
Russian Helicopters, JSC
Kamov JSC Airframer
Safran Helicopter Engines Turboshaft Engines, Auxiliary Power Units, Turbine Engine Blades, Additive Manufacturing


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