Air International 2014-06
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A.Mladenov - Helix the Workhorse /Commercial/
The Ka-32A1 is a specialised firefighting version of the Helix.
Up to 40 litres of water per second are released by the Ka-32A1 during firefighting operations.
Different versions of the Helix are used to undertake specialist roles including aerial crane applications.
Spain's INAER operates a fleet of Ka-32A11BCs for firefighting operations.
Six Ka-32A11BCs are operated by Russia’s Ministry of Emergency Situations.
The Ka-32A11BC’s cockpit features digital avionics, one of the factors in this variant's certification in the West.