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Kamov Ka-226

The Kamov Ka-226 (NATO reporting name Hoodlum) is a Russian utility helicopter aircraft that first flew in 2000. The Ka-226 is a twin-engined development of Ka-126.

First flown on September 4, 1997 near Chernaya railway station, Moscow. Mass production is now also planned at Kumertau Aviation Industrial Alliance (APO), Bashkiria.

One experimental and five pre-serial helicopters will be built at Industrial Alliance "Strela", Orenburg, in 2000 for Ministry of Emergency of Russian Federation. Plus, 8 helicopters will be built in 2001 (3 for Moscow Rescue Service, 5 for Gasprom corporation).

Specifications
- Max speed: 214 km/h (116 kn).
- Normal range: 600 km (324 nmi) (873 km with extra fuel tanks).
- Max takeoff weight: 3400 kg (7500 lb).
- 9 passengers.

Entered production at "Motor Sich", Zaporozhye, Ukraine. 250,450 hp (186.76 MW) Rolls-Royce 250-C20R engines ordered for Ka-226 production. Model Ka-226T will have Turbomeca Arrius 2G2 engines for improved high altitude and high temperature operation.

Last updated November 18, 2007