2-Dec-2021 Source: Russian Helicopters
The Russian Helicopters holding of the Rostec State Corporation handed over to PSB Avialeasing four Ansat helicopters in the interests of the National Air Ambulance Service. This is the first batch under the current contract for 37 cars of this model.
The Ansats produced at the Kazan Helicopter Plant are equipped according to the principle of a “glass cockpit”, and preparation of places for the installation of medical modules has been completed. The helicopters are designed to carry one patient accompanied by two medical workers.
“The first four Ansat helicopters left for Tambov, Tula, Ryazan and Beslan, where they will be used by the National Air Ambulance Service. Until the end of next year, Rostec State Corporation will transfer 33 more similar rotorcraft to the operator. In total, according to the agreement, 66 Ansat and Mi-8MTV-1 vehicles will be transferred to Russian regions for medical evacuation, ”said Oleg Yevtushenko, executive director of the State Corporation Rostec.
Earlier, within the framework of the same contract, during the International Aviation and Space Salon, the first Mi-8MTV-1 helicopter was delivered to the customer ahead of schedule. Immediately after the end of the air show, the car went on medical assignments. Three more Mi-8MTV-1s were delivered in September and November 2021.
Ansat is a light twin-engine multipurpose helicopter, serial production of which has been launched at the Kazan Helicopter Plant. The design of the vehicle allows you to quickly transform it into both a cargo and a passenger version with the ability to transport up to seven people. In May 2015, an addendum to the type certificate was received for the modification of a helicopter with a medical module. The Ansat’s capabilities allow it to be operated in the temperature range from -45 to +50 degrees Celsius, as well as in high-altitude conditions.
In turn, the Mi-8MTV-1 multipurpose helicopters, due to their unique flight technical and operational characteristics, can be used in almost any climatic conditions. The design and equipment of the Mi-8MTV-1 helicopter allow it to be operated autonomously on unequipped sites. Each aircraft is equipped with an external cable suspension, on which it is possible to transport cargo with a maximum weight of up to 4 tons – depending on the flight range, the height of the landing sites above sea level, air temperature and a number of other factors.