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Russian Helicopters holding company (part of Rostec State Corporation) has delivered an Ansat helicopter to EMERCOM of Russia. The rotorcraft was handed over to the fund supporting the development of state authorities in civil defense, emergencies and elimination of consequences of natural disasters (the Fund). The helicopter has already been handed over to the North-Western Aviation and Rescue Center of EMERCOM of Russia, and is located on Kasimovo Airfield.
Kazan Helicopters and the Fund signed the contract for supply in March 2019. The Ansat was delivered to the customer in a universal configuration; the cabin has places to install a medical module, and there are seven passenger seats.
The North-Western Aviation and Rescue Center of EMERCOM of Russia will use the Ansat for transporting staff, cargo and equipment in the cabin or on an external sling, and to tackle special tasks.
Currently, pilots are training with the helicopter at the Center. During drills, pilots train to perform landing in various ways, piloting at low and extremely low altitudes, and master a new flying technique in various flight modes.
“Ansat is supplied to EMERCOM of Russia for the first time, and we are convinced that the agency specialists will appreciate it,” said Yuri Pustovgarov, managing director of Kazan Helicopters. “The use of Ansat helicopters for air medical services has shown that their light weight, maneuverability, and agility, as well as a high degree of readiness for take-off allow addressing a wide variety of tasks, including those in an urban environment.