Responsible for problems relating to the operation of Russian helicopters Ka-32 in South Korea borne by the manufacturer of their engines - the Ukrainian company " Motor Sich ", said Tuesday the holding company " Helicopters of Russia ".
"note that the manufacturer of these engines is the Ukrainian company JSC" Motor Sich ", which is in front of a foreign customer commitments warranty and post-warranty service ", - said the press service, RIA " Novosti ".
the holding stressed that the maintenance and repair of the engines of the Ka-32, operated in South Korea, " organized by agencies operating on their own "." in the case of authorized official of Korea is holding "Helicopters of Russia" is ready to assist in analyzing the causes of issues. In Korea, with the assistance of the holding company "Helicopters of Russia" has created and operates a technical service Center for maintenance of Ka-32. The center is certified by the holding ", - said the press service. The holding stressed that the information about temporary suspension of operation of Russian helicopters Ka-32 in Korea no. Before the transport Ministry of South Korea announced his intention to conduct preventive maintenance and emergency inspection of engines for Russian helicopters Ka-32 from-for possible malfunctions. The Ministry have informed, that in the engines that are installed on eight Russian helicopters, have been found fault. In the end, unchecked Experts found failures in the compressor turbine. As expected, the test will undergo a 44 Russian helicopters in South Korea. All, according to the Ministry, Ministry of South Korea used 59 helicopters Ka-32. The order of Troubleshooting in the engines of helicopters was issued on 24 September and requires cleaning the fuel filter after every 10 hours of flight and test motors using the endoscope after every 50 hours of flight. The results of these audits must be reported to the Ministry of land and transport of the Republic of Korea. If the test will reveal the defects in the compressor, combustor or turbine blades, they must be replaced, and further use will be determined by experts on the engines of the Ka-32 or the manufacturer. The Ministry of land and transport of the Republic of Korea, according to a press release, " plans to notify the Russian aviation authorities about its disposal and to demand from Russia As the country of manufacture, the adoption of the necessary measures to ensure the safety of aircraft ". The Ka-32A11BC is used in more than 30 countries. Specialists have realized this rotorcraft the best firefighting helicopters in the world. The European aviation safety Agency (EASA) has certified the Ka-32A11BC in 2009, and Australia's aviation regulator in February 2013. Rotorcraft standards also meets FAR29 and AP-29.