Russian Helicopters has made its first European delivery of an Ansat light twin. The air ambulance-configured helicopter was delivered to the Ministry of the Interior for the Srpska Republic of Bosnia-Herzegovina, the first of three under contract with this client between now and 2022.
"This delivery testifies that Ansat is competitive on the European market, and we see potential for new orders,” said Russian Helicopters director general Andrey Boginsky.
In addition to the EMS interior, the Ansat helicopters for Bosnia-Herzegovina will be equipped with searchlights, fast-rope deployment system, a winch and an external sling. The delivery set includes five seats, which can be installed instead of the medevac module, as well as an active vibration control system. The contract also includes maintenance and flight training.
Ansat helicopters continue to be approved for more option installations by Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency. Installations approved just this year includes emergency floats, Covid-19 medical isolation units, and an advanced, ergonomic medical module. Last year, the certified fuselage life of the helicopter was increased to 16,000 hours.