Russian Helicopters holding company presented its multipurpose civilian helicopters, Ansat and Mi-171A2, at the recently started “INNOPROM. Big Industrial Week in Tashkent” exhibition. Helicopters models are presented at the stand of Rostec State Corporation.
Both models were introduced to the Minister of Investment and Foreign Trade of Uzbekistan Sardor Umurzakov by Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov, CEO of Rostec Sergey Chemezov and Deputy General Director of the Russian Helicopters holding company for civilian helicopter sales Yuri Matsegor.
In Russia, Ansat is actively used as as an air ambulance and acts as one of the main helicopters for medical aviation. Ansats are used for rescue operations in over 10 regions of Russia, the geography of their application is constantly expanding. Over 30 Ansat helicopters have already been delivered as part of the Russian air medical services development program launched in 2017.
Ansat’s medical equipment is regularly updated: in 2020 the helicopter received a new medical module with a simplified patient loading system, an incubator for transporting newborns and an isolation unit that allows safe transport of patients infected with COVID-19.
Mi-171A2 is operated by UTair, the largest helicopter operator in Russia. The company uses this model for transport services. The first foreign operator of Mi-171A2 became the Republic of Kazakhstan. In addition, the helicopter certificate has been validated by the aviation authorities of South Korea, India and Colombia, and validation work is underway in China, Brazil, Mexico, Peru and several other countries. Depending on the operator needs, Mi-171A2 helicopter can perform search and rescue missions, medical and cargo operations, fight fires or carry passengers day and night, at temperatures from –50°C to +50°C.
Mi-171A2 is powered by modern, high performance VK-2500 engines that give it fundamentally new possibilities for operation in high-mountain and high-temperature regions. Due to its more efficient X-shaped tail rotor, a new main rotor with all-composite blades, and improved aerodynamic profile, the cruise and maximum speeds of Mi-171A2 helicopter are 10 percent higher and its load capacity is 25 percent greater than those of serial Mi-8/17 helicopters.
Mi-171A2 comes with a modern digital “glass cockpit” avionics suite which allows to reduce its crew to two persons. Video cameras provide a better view during external load operations. Its flight safety is improved by modern terrain awareness and warning systems, airborne and obstacle collision avoidance systems.
Russian Helicopters, a part of Rostec State Corporation, is a leading player in the global helicopter industry, the sole Russian designer and manufacturer of helicopters. The Holding Company was established in 2007 and is headquartered in Moscow. We operate five helicopter assembly plants, two design bureaus, component production and maintenance enterprises, aircraft repair plants and one helicopter service company providing after-sales support in Russia and abroad. The customers of the Holding Company are the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Home Affairs, EMERCOM of Russia, and other state customers, Gazpromavia, UTair Aviation company, large Russian and foreign companies.Rosteс State Corporation is one of the largest industrial companies in Russia. It unites more than 800 scientific and industrial organizations in 60 regions of the country. Its key areas of activity are aircraft engineering, radioelectronics, medical technologies, innovative materials, etc. The corporation’s portfolio includes such well-known brands as AvtoVAZ, KAMAZ, UAC, Russian Helicopters, UEC, Uralvagonzavod, Shvabe, Kalashnikov, etc. Rostec is active in the implementation of all 12 national projects. The company is a key provider of Smart City technology, it is engaged in the digitalization of public administration, industry and social sectors, and it is developing plans for the development of 5G wireless technologies, an Industrial Internet of Things, big data and blockchain systems. Rostec partners with leading world manufacturers such as Boeing, Airbus, Daimler, Pirelli and Renault. The corporation’s products are delivered to more than 100 countries worldwide. Almost a third of the company’s revenue comes from the export of high-tech products.
Source: Russian Helicopters