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Ansat with hydromechanical flight control system enters production

_News came during the HeliRussia 2016 show in May this year that that Russian Helicopters would start deliveries of the Ansat light multipurpose helicopter equipped with the hydromechanical flight control system this summer. As is known, the hydromechanical control system-equipped Ansat's transport and patrol versions were certificated in August 2013, with its passenger version following suit in December 2014 and the medevac one in May 2015. The supplementary type certificate for the VIP version was received in December 2015. This removed the last obstacles for the Ansat's market promotion and full-fledged revenue operations.

Kazan Helicopters Director General Vadim Ligai said earlier this year that the Kazan-headquartered Nefis group became launch customer for the modified Ansat. According to the Nefis group's website, it is "a major Russian manufacturer of consumer good, e.g. fat, oil and household chemicals." The group will receive the helicopter with the factory's MSN 33027, which was displayed at the MAKS 2015 air show last August. The machine is to be operated by Kazan-based Aviaservice company with support by the Tulpar company.

The next production-standard Ansat with the hydromechanical control system (MSN 33068) has been displayed at this year's HeliRussia 2016. It is about to be delivered too. Russian Helicopter Systems company is gearing up to become its operator. The machine may be delivered this summer too.

In addition, Russian Helicopters in early June 2016 announced that the Republic of Tatarstan Health Ministry became launch customer for the Ansat's medevac version. The helicopter will be used for medical evacuation and in-flight emergency medical aid.

(Photo: Andrey Fomin)

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