Russian Helicopters Holding Company, a part of Rostec State Corporation, and Austria-headquartered Air Ambulance Technology have signed a cooperation agreement for joint development and Russian certification of a medical module that can be installed on Ansat helicopters.
“We are pleased to announce the start of the cooperation with Air Ambulance Technology and we hope that this will be long-term and fruitful work,” says Russian Helicopters director Andrey Boginsky. “Creation of the new medical module which meets international standards for medical aviation will allow the holding company to expand the pool of potential customers, including European companies. We expect that installation of such equipment will help Ansat get a certificate from EASA.”
The light multi-purpose Ansat, which has the largest cabin within its class, is actively used by the Russian air medical services. This twin-engine helicopter is compact and does not require a large landing area. It can also be used for passenger and VIP transport, cargo delivery and environmental monitoring. High-altitude tests have been successfully completed, confirming the possibility for operation in mountainous terrain at altitudes up to 3,500m. It can also be operated in a temperature range between -45 and +50 degrees Celsius. The possibility of keeping the helicopter out of the hangar and low cost of operation are its significant advantages.