Kа-226Т helicopters are expected to be constructed at Almaty-based aircraft repair plant No. 405, said Plant Director Konstantin Ushakov. The announcement was made by the Ministry of Investment and Development during an event to mark the 75th anniversary of the plant’s construction. During the celebration, the best workers were also awarded honorary certificates.
“We are also planning to establish a Ка-226Т aircraft repair platform in the future. The plant has also concluded an agreement in cooperation with Kharkov National Aircraft Enterprise to establish AN-74 airplane service support, which has strong demand in our country,” Ushakov said.
According to him, the Ministry of Defence, the Committee for Emergency Situations of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the National Guards, the Border Service of the National Security Committee, Berkut National Airline and the Administrative Affairs Office of the President, as well as other national and private companies, are clients of the plant.
“We are glad to mark that this plant offers all kinds of services for different types of helicopters which lets national and merchant enterprises to safely use their aircraft,” said the Chairman of the Civil Aviation Committee of the Ministry of Investment and Development Beken Seidakhmetov.
It was noted that the plant has gained a good reputation for rendering aircraft repair services during the years of its existence. In addition, the plant has mastered new technological processes of technical support and modernisation of new types of helicopters produced in Russia. More than 80 Мi-8/17 helicopters were repaired and more than 300 new technological processes were opened from 1992-2014. The plant is currently working on the introduction of Ка-3211ВС and Мi-26 helicopter maintenance and repair services.