29-Jun-2016 Source: Russian Helicopters
Russian Helicopters has received the approval of the main changes to increase the take-off ANSAT weight from 3300 to 3600 kg. This will increase helicopter’s commercial load on 300 kg, that will improve the helicopter’s technical characteristics.
“The increase in payload of ANSAT without any doubt will affect the helicopter’s attractiveness , increasing its competitiveness on the market. We also look forward to the speedy growth of the order portfolio from our foreign partners, “- said Deputy General Director in marketing and business development of Russian Helicopters Alexander Sherbinin.
At the same time, the engineers of the Kazan Helicopter Plant, where the helicopter is produced, continue to increase ANSAT flight range and to increase resource indicators of its aggregates. To increase the flight range it is planned to upgrade the fuel system in and to install additional fuel tanks of greater volume in 2017.
In December 2014 the approval of ANSAT major changes was received with hydro-mechanical control system, that allows to carry passengers on this type of aircraft. In May 2015 the approval of major change on the modification of “ANSAT” helicopter with a medical module was received. In December 2015 the helicopter’s version with VIP-cabins was certified.
The new light helicopter “ANSAT” has been already represented by holding “Russian Helicopters” in the traditional markets, including in the CIS, in South-East Asia, in Africa and in Latin America.
Kazan Helicopters Plant produces helicopters family Mi-8/17, that is sent to more than 100 countries worldwide. A wide range of modifications of these helicopters is available: transport, passenger, rescue, assault and many others. Medium-class passenger/transport Mi-38 helicopter is being produced. Since 1997 Kazan Helicopters Plant has been certified as the developer of helicopters. Today a light twin-engine helicopter “ANSAT” is in mass production.