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Russian Helicopters Holding Company present the multi-purpose Ansat helicopter for the first time in Europe at the 53th International Paris Air Show, that started yesterday in Le Bourget. Ansat is shown in both its medical and VIP transport variants at the static display as well as in the flight programme.

The light multi-purpose helicopter Ansat, which has one of the largest cabin in its class, is used by the Russian air medical services. This twin-engine helicopter has compact size and does not require a large landing area. It can also be used for normal passenger and VIP transport, cargo delivery and environmental monitoring. High-altitude tests of Ansat have been successfully completed, which confirmed the possibility of its use in mountainous terrain at altitudes up to 3,500 meters. The helicopter can be operated in a temperature range between -45 and +50 degrees Celsius. Its significant advantage is the possibility of storage out of the hangar and low cost of operation.

The medical Ansat is equipped with a certified Austrian-made medical module that meets all international air ambulance standards.

“The European premiere of Ansat is especially important for us, as it will demonstrate our competence in the field of civilian helicopter building at one of the most prestigious air shows in the world,” said Director General of Russian Helicopters Andrey Boginsky. “The holding pays great attention to the development of this segment. We managed to increase the share of civilian helicopters in our total output from 5% in 2014 to 40% in 2018. We plan to continue moving in this direction in order to reach the figure of more than 50% in 2020.”

Dorothee Frank