An­sat aims high

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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

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