Ansat aims high
Russian Helicopter is to test its twin-engine Ansat light helicopter at Russia’s Bermamyt Plateau, Karachaevo-cherkessia, to assess its performance in mountainous terrain. The Ansat will make a series of flights ranging at altitudes of 2,000-2,500m. “This is one of the helicopters on which (we have) high hopes in the framework of our strategy to promote civilian equipment in promising markets,” said Andrei Boginsky, General Director of Russian Helicopters. “We have already confirmed the possibility of exploitation of Ansat at extremely high temperatures, and now we are planning to expand the operating conditions for altitude (for) new customers, including (those) from countries with complex geographic conditions.”
The Ansat, which is in production at the Kazan Helicopter Plant, has a quick-change interior for cargo or passenger operation, and can accommodate up to seven people.
After high temperature tests...
...the Ansat begins high altitude tests