Rus­sian He­li­copters wins ma­jor EMS con­tract

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Rus­sian He­li­copters and the Na­tional Ser­vice of Med­i­cal Avi­a­tion (NSMA) have signed a con­tract for the sup­ply of 104 An­sat and 46 MI-8AMT he­li­copters in mede­vac con­fig­u­ra­tion. The con­tract is part of a large-scale project by Rostec State Cor­po­ra­tion to cre­ate a sin­gle op­er­a­tor of air am­bu­lance ser­vices through­out the Rus­sian Fed­er­a­tion. “De­vel­op­ment of EMS avi­a­tion is one of the pri­or­i­ties of the Health Na­tional Project,” said Rostec Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer Sergey Che­me­zov. “Rostec is im­ple­ment­ing a com­pre­hen­sive project… es­tab­lish­ing a spe­cial air am­bu­lance ser­vice, pro­vid­ing it with air­craft and build­ing the nec­es­sary ground in­fra­struc­ture. 150 he­li­copters will be man­u­fac­tured and de­liv­ered specif­i­cally for NSMA – a record num­ber of he­li­copters made for EMS avi­a­tion. In­vest­ments in the project ex­ceed forty bil­lion rou­bles.” The first MI-8AMT EMS he­li­copter has been de­liv­ered, and is fit­ted with re­sus­ci­ta­tion equip­ment, in­clud­ing an ar­ti­fi­cial lung ven­ti­la­tion sys­tem and a real-time tele-elec­tro­car­dio­gram ma­chine.

104 An­sat he­li­copters have been or­dered, along­side 46 MI-8AMTS

EMS cabin fit in­cludes a ven­til­la­tor and an EC ma­chine

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