The launch customer of the upgraded Ansat helicopters will be Polar Airlines. In accordance with the operator’s recommendations, a new technical appearance of the helicopter was developed, which implies hangar-free storage of the helicopter, increased flight range, the presence of an anti-icing system and the ability to perform instrument flights.
Seven Ansat helicopters will go to the Far North, deliveries will begin in 2021. According to the terms of the contract, all the helicopters will carry modern medical modules”, said Andrey Boginsky, CEO of the Russian Helicopters holding.
Ansat is manufactured at the Kazan Helicopter Plant of the Russian Helicopters holding of the State Corporation Rostec.
The design of the helicopter allows it to be quickly transformed into both cargo and passenger versions with the ability to carry up to seven people. As of today, modifications of the aircraft with a medical module and a rescue winch for search and rescue operations have been certified.
Ansat can be operated in the temperature range from -45 to +50 degrees Celsius and in high mountain conditions. To date, more than 90 Ansat helicopters have been handed over to Russian customers, of which about 40 are participating in the program for the development of air ambulance in the Russian Federation.