14-May-2020 Source: Rostec
Russian Helicopters Holding of Rostec State Corporation delivered the first Ansat for the Russian Emergencies Ministry. The car was transferred to the Foundation for the Development of State Bodies for Civil Defense, Emergencies and Disaster Management (Fund for Civil Defense and Emergencies). The helicopter has already arrived at the disposal of the North-West Aviation Rescue Center of the Ministry of Emergencies of the Russian Federation and is deployed at the Kasimovo airfield.
The supply contract was signed by Kazan Helicopter Plant PJSC and the Civil Defense Fund in March 2019. The Ansat helicopter was handed over to the customer in a universal version, the seats for the installation of the medical module were prepared in the passenger compartment and 7 passenger seats were installed. In the North-West Aviation Rescue Center of the Ministry of Emergencies of the Russian Federation, Ansat will be used for transporting personnel, transporting goods and equipment inside the cabin or on an external sling, as well as for solving special tasks.
At the moment, the helicopter is in trial operation of the aircraft rescue center. At the conducted trainings, the pilots work out various landing methods, piloting at low and extremely low altitudes, and master new aviation equipment in various flight modes.
“The Ansat helicopter is being delivered for the first time to the Ministry of Emergencies of the Russian Federation, and we are confident that it will be appreciated by the department’s specialists. The experience of using Ansat in air ambulance shows that the lightness, maneuverability, dynamism of this aircraft, as well as high readiness for takeoff, make it possible to solve a variety of problems, including in urban environments. In the cooperation of Rostec holdings, the machine is constantly being improved, the helicopter has new opportunities: recently received certificates for an emergency splashdown system, for installation of a complex for transporting newborns, and other modules for Ansat have also been developed, ”said Yuri Pustovgarov, managing director of the Kazan Helicopter Plant .
As part of the ambulance development program, about 30 helicopters were delivered to customers, which are used to deliver patients from hard-to-reach areas to medical facilities. Ansats serve the rescue of people in Moscow, Volgograd, Kurgan, Kirov, Kostroma, Tver, Pskov, Nizhny Novgorod, Chelyabinsk, Astrakhan regions, the Republic of Tatarstan and other regions of Russia. The geography of the use of helicopters is constantly expanding.
At the end of 2019, two Mi-8MTV-1 helicopters manufactured by the Kazan Helicopter Plant were also transferred to the Ministry of Emergencies. One of the helicopters, under a contract with the Fund for Civil Defense and Emergencies, is equipped with an external suspension, which allows transporting bulky cargo weighing up to 4 tons. The second Mi-8MTV-1 helicopter is intended for the Zhukovsky Aviation Rescue Center. The Mi-8MTV-1 multi-purpose helicopter can be used for rescue operations, medical evacuation, search for victims of disaster, fire fighting, reconnaissance and monitoring of terrain, air transportation.