Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation
Rostec) has signed two contracts to supply the modernised light
Ansat passenger helicopter manufactured by Kazan Helicopters.
Under the agreements, signed at HeliRussia 2015, the first
customers for five of the new aircraft will be Tatarstan-based
Tulpar Helicopters and Vector Aviation Company.
for Russian-built light commercial helicopters was long the
preserve of the Soviet Mi-2. Now Russian Helicopters has built the
unique modern Ansat, which has numerous competitive advantages
over other helicopters its class," Russian Helicopters CEO
Alexander Mikheev said. "We are pleased that the Ansat has found
its first customers, and look forward to expanding our order book
for this helicopter with orders from foreign helicopter
Tulpar Helicopters will receive three Ansats,
with another two aircraft ordered by Vector Aviation Company. Both
clients provide services including commercial helicopter and
aeroplane flights, service and engineering support for aircraft,
helicopter sales and leasing, operational support, design and
production of VIP interiors and supplying aviation equipment.
The modernised Ansat can
operate in various climates and is suitable for outdoors storage.
In December 2014 the Ansat with hydromechanical controls received
additional type certification from the Interstate Aviation
Committee's Aviation Register (IAC AR), allowing it to make
commercial passenger flights.
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