Experts of the Kazan Helicopters plant (a member of the Russian Helicopters company of the Rostec State Corporation) will test Ansat under high-mountain conditions to verify the vehicle’s operational feasibility at an altitude up to 2,500 m.
As of today, the confirmed flight-level pressure altitude of Ansat does not exceed 1,000 m, i.e. it is unsuitable for operation in high mountains. The helicopter will be tested for two months in a series of flights at an altitude between 2,000 and 2,500 m in the Bermamyt plateau region (Karachay-Cherkessia). The updated data will be delivered to the Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya) to amend the Ansat’s certificate.
“This helicopter is seen by the holding company as one of the most promising vehicles for purposes of our strategy non-defence products’ promotion on new markets. We have already confirmed the Ansat’s operational feasibility under extremely high temperatures, and now we wish to extend the operating conditions in terms of altitude. I am sure that the test results will attract new customers, including those from geographically challenged countries,” noted Andrey Boginsky, CEO of Russian Helicopters.
Ansat is a light-weight twin-engine multi-purpose helicopter commercially built by Kazan Helicopters. According to the certificate, the helicopter’s design allows to swiftly transform it into a cargo or passenger modification capable of carrying up to 7 people. Ansat helicopter is certified for operation in the temperature range of –45 to +50 degrees Celsius.
- Falcon Aviation starts AW169 helicopter transport operations in Kuwait
- Vertical Flight Society to Highlight eVTOL Revolution at Heli-Expo 2019
- Upgrades to Inverness hospital life-Saving Helipad
- Portugal’s Air Force takes delivery of first two AW119Kx
- USCG starts MH-65E Initial Operational Test And Evaluation
- Honeywell to launch eVTOL hybrid-electric propulsion system at Heli-Expo 2019
- Advanced Turbine Engine Company Files Protest For ITEP
- Nominations Open for the International Aerial Firefighting Awards 2019
- Heligo receives its first H145
- DRF releases 2018 operating statistics
- IBAC Welcomes New IS-BAO Operations Manager
- HAL takes leading role in organising Aero India 2019
- Russian Helicopters identified potential partners in localization of Ka-226T in India
- DRF Luftrettung – “Use of unmanned aerial vehicles in emergency medicine”
- Genesys HeliSAS stability augmentation system now certified for IFR
- Ace Aeronautics sells three UH-60s to Austrian military
- DRF Luftrettung and Lufthansa Aviation Training cooperate
- Russian Helicopters to take part in Aero India 2019
- Canada donates surplus Coast Guard Bo105 to BCIT
- Major PHI shareholder issues Open Letter to Management