The document was signed during the visit of Brazilian President Dilma Vana Rousseff to Russia. This is the first contract for a new average multi-purpose Ka-62 helicopter. Under the terms of the contract, the delivery of the first batch of two Ka-62 helicopters to the Brazilian operator will begin in the first quarter of 2015. Until the end of 2015, four more helicopters are planned to be delivered, another Ka-62 helicopter will be delivered in the first quarter of 2016. The contract also includes the option to supply an additional seven Ka-62 helicopters.
The tests of the Ka-62 are scheduled to begin in the 2013 year, and by the 2015 year the holding Russian Helicopters expects to certify the helicopter for international use, including in Brazil. Under the terms of the contract concluded with Atlas Táxi Aéreo, the Russian Helicopters holding, together with its regional partners, will take part in the creation of a service center for after-sales service of helicopters in Brazil.
Atlas Táxi Aéreo is already operating Mi-171А1 medium multipurpose helicopters that were delivered a year earlier. These helicopters won the tender of the Brazilian national oil company Petrobras and, probably, in the future, the fleet of these helicopters will be increased.
Atlas Táxi Aéreo was established in 1998 and is based in Rio de Janeiro. The company's fleet now consists of five Sikorsky S-76A helicopters and two Mi-2011А171 helicopters received in 1.
Ka-62 helicopter in the proposed color of the Brazilian airline Atlas Táxi Aéreo