Russian Helicopters, June 18, 2019 - Paris - Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) presented a concept of the modernized light Ansat helicopter at the International Paris Air Show 2019.
The machine has new design solutions and options which will be introduced into serial production in the coming years.
Ansat demonstrated in Le Bourget is equipped with a "glass cabin" – new avionics which ensure flights in accordance with instrument flight rules. The helicopter also has a weather radar, enhanced ground proximity warning module, wreck-resistant fuel system, LED lighting tools, and a wire cutter for wire strike protection.
Moreover, there are changes in the helicopter design. It has modified tail boom fins from composite materials and heated bird strike resistant glass.
"Today, Ansat has already started entering the international market. But we understand that the further development and commercial success require compliance with the highest civil aviation standards. That's why, in Le Bourget, we present our solutions that will make Ansat even safer, more effective and technological. We will be ready to offer some of these solutions to our customers in 2020," said Alexey Garipov, chief designer of Kazan Helicopters Design Office.
It is planned that the Ansat fuselage will be partly made from composite materials which will help to reduce helicopter's weight and operation costs. The number of passengers will increase up to 8 persons, the range will expand by 30%.
The light multi-purpose Ansat helicopter was designed by Kazan Helicopters Design Office. The machine is equipped with two engines and can be used for normal passenger and VIP transport, cargo delivery, environmental monitoring and as an air medical helicopter. High-altitude tests of Ansat have been successfully completed, which confirmed the possibility of its use in mountainous terrain at altitudes up to 3,500 meters.
The helicopter can be operated in a temperature range between -45 and +50 degrees of Celsius. Its significant advantage is the possibility of storage out of the hangar and low cost of operation.
New Satellite Communication System
presented the light multi-purpose Ansat helicopter equipped with the new Mku30 satellite communication system at the 53th International Paris Air Show 2019.
"The Holding Company actively develops the introduction of modern satellite communication systems for helicopters. We entered into an agreement with the MOST-satellite systems company on joint promotion of these products. The Ku-band satellite communication system was created for Ansat and integrated into its avionics. It ensures data transmission and reception at the speed up to 2 Mbps regardless helicopter's location. We plan to offer this system as an option for all civil helicopters of the Holding Company," said Andrey Boginsky, Director General of Russian Helicopters.
The Mku30 satellite communication system allows single-point and multi-point video conferencing on board, smooth real-time transmission of selected amounts of data and high-quality video content.
Paris Air Show
At Paris Air Show 2019 held in the French capital on June 17-23, Russian Helicopters shows two Ansat helicopters – medical and VIP versions.
The international air show in Le Bourget is one of the largest and oldest air shows in the world. It takes place every two years at the Le Bourget airport, 12 kilometers from Paris. Russia is a regular participant of the show. The first Russian aircraft presented in France was ANT-35 in 1936. In 1965, the Soviet Union showed Mi-6, Mi-8 and Mi-10 helicopters for the first time at Paris Air Show.
About Russian Helicopters: JSC Russian Helicopters (part of Rostec State Corporation) is one of the world leaders in helicopter industry, the only developer and manufacturer of helicopters in Russia. The holding company was established in 2007. The head office is located in Moscow. The holding company is comprised of five helicopter plants, two design bureaus, enterprises for production and maintenance of components, aircraft repair plants and a service company providing after-sales support in Russia and abroad. The buyers of the holding company's products include the Ministry of Defense of Russia, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, EMERCOM of Russia, and other state customers, Gazprom Avia and UTair airlines, as well as major Russian and foreign companies.