Rosaviatsiya, the Russian Federal Air Transport
Agency, has certified the Emergency Flotation System on Ansat
The Emergency Flotation System was tested at the
flight and test complex of Kazan Helicopters.
The program included
assessment of the helicopter performance with packed and filled
ballonets, which are made of an elastic material ensuring
flotation of the rotorcraft. The time necessary for filling the
ballonets during the flight was also measured and the tests
assessed the activation of life rafts and the possibility of
evacuating passengers and crew through the emergency exits.
"Kazan Helicopters received an opinion on
flotation and resilience of Ansat helicopter with the sea state
code 4 (moderate waves) according to the World Meteorological
Organization, after simulation tests of the Central
Aerohydrodynamic Institute named after N.E. Zhukovsky in a basin
and in the open sea. I would like to emphasize that due to this
system, Ansat helicopter provides for safe evacuation of
passengers and the crew to life rafts in case of ditching," said
Managing Director of Kazan Helicopters Yuri Pustovgarov.
Ansat helicopters equipped with the Emergency
Flotation System will be capable of flights at a considerable
distance from the coast, as well as of participation in search and
The installation of the Emergency Flotation
System will be optional.