Russian Helicopters wins major EMS contract
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