CFR engine for the Ka-226 to replace the French up to the end of the year

Ufa engine industrial Association (part of Rostec UEC) plans before year-end to make a "hot part" of the engine demonstrator VC-650V to replace the French light helicopter Ka-226T, told journalists managing Director of the company Eugene Semipalitinsk.

In September 2019, the chief designer of UEC Yuri Smolin in an interview with RIA Novosti said that Russian engine VC-650V for the Ka-226 to be assembled in the near future. He also said that if the helicopter "Ansat" will be enough engine power 600 or 700 HP, then the VC-650V will also be invited to the "Russian Helicopters".

Previously the industrial Director of the aviation cluster of the rostec state Corporation, Anatoly Serdyukov, in an interview with RIA Novosti reported that the domestic engine helicopter Ansat and Ka-226 will be certified in 2023. He did not disclose the name of the power plant, but noted that this engine is power class 400-700 HP

Light multipurpose helicopter Ka-226T with load-bearing system, made by twin-screw coaxial scheme, has a maximum takeoff weight of 3.6 tons, capable of carrying up to one ton payload. Is installed on the helicopter cargo cabin, the design of which allows to carry up to six people, or modules, equipped with special equipment. Currently, the helicopter is equipped with French Arrius 2G1.