Russian Helicopters sign contract for the supply of 20 Ansat helicopters to China
08.11.2018 / Zhuhai
Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) signed a contract to supply 20 Ansat helicopters for the Emergency Medicine Association of the People's Republic of China.
The helicopters are designed for the provision of primary care and emergency medical evacuation and can be used in regions with complex terrain and remote areas with restricted transport accessibility. Additionally, the Ansat medical module provides capabilities for resuscitation activities, intensive care and vital sings monitoring during transportation to a hospital.
“This contract marks the full-fledged introduction of Ansat to the international market. The helicopter has demonstrated an excellent performance within the framework of air medical service development program in Russia, and now it is going to save lives in China. Production capacity of Kazan Helicopters will ensure supplies both to Russian and foreign customers. By the end of the year we plan to validate Ansat type certificate in China and deliver all helicopters under this contract in 2019-2020,” commented Andrey Boginskiy, Director General of Russian Helicopters Holding Company.
In Russia Ansat helicopters in medical configuration are successfully used to fulfill EMS tasks. These helicopters have been employed for rescue operations in Volgograd, Kurgan, Kirov, Kostroma, Pskov, Nizhny Novgorod regions and Tatarstan. Starting from 2017, 11 medical Ansat helicopters have been delivered to regional emergency services and 7 more helicopters will be shipped by the end of the year within the framework of the federal project “Timely provision of emergency medical services in hard-to-reach areas of the Russian Federation”.
Furthermore, in September 2018 JSC “Russian Helicopters”, the Russian national EMS aviation service and “Avia Capital Services” signed a contract for the delivery of 104 Ansat helicopters in medical configuration.
Ansat is a light twin-engine utility helicopter serially produced at Kazan Helicopters. In accordance with the certificate the design of the helicopter allows for its prompt transformation into either cargo, or passenger version with the capability to transport up to seven people. In May 2015 a supplement to type certificate was issued for a modification of the helicopter with a medical module. Ansat is certified for operations within the temperature range from -45 to +50°C. Ansat successfully completed high altitudes tests, proving its capability to operate in mountainous area at the altitudes of up to 3,500 meters. In August 2018 following the results of certification, Rosaviatsiya issued a major change approval to Kazan Helicopters for the extension of service lives of a number of Ansat assemblies and systems making the helicopter even more attractive for current operators and potential customers.
JSC “Russian Helicopters”, part of Rostec State Corporation, is a leading player in the global helicopter industry, the sole Russian designer and manufacturer of helicopters. The Holding Company was established in 2007 and is headquartered in Moscow. We operate five helicopter assembly plants, two design bureaus, component production and maintenance enterprises, aircraft repair plants and one helicopter service company providing after-sales support in Russia and abroad. The customers of the Holding Company are the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Home Affairs, EMERCOM of Russia, and other state customers, Gazpromavia, UTair Aviation company, large Russian and foreign companies.
Rostec State Corporation is a Russian corporation that was established in 2007 to facilitate the development, production and export of high-tech industrial products designed for civilian and military applications. The Corporation comprises over 700 organizations that are currently part of eleven holding companies operating in the military-industrial complex and four holding companies working in civilian industry, as well as over 80 directly managed organizations. Rostec's portfolio includes well-known brands such as AVTOVAZ, KAMAZ, Concern Kalashnikov, Russian Helicopters, UralVagonZavod, etc. Rostec companies are located in 60 constituent entities of the Russian Federation and supply products to the markets of more than 100 countries. In 2017 the consolidated revenue of Rostec reached 1 trillion 589 billion rubles, while the consolidated net income and EBITDA amounted to 121 and 305 billion rubles respectively. In 2017, the average salary in the Corporation was 46 thousand rubles. According to Rostec's strategy, the main objective of the Corporation is to ensure that Russia has a technological advantage in highly competitive global markets. Rostec's key objectives include the introduction of a new techno-economic paradigm and digitalization of Russian economy.