The Kazan Helicopter Plant of the Russian Helicopters Holding has received approval from the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency for the installation of an onboard boom on the Ansat helicopter. The new option significantly expands the functionality of the vehicle, allowing to safely lift on board and lower people and cargo weighing up to 272 kg.
The side boom increases the efficiency of the Ansat helicopter in search and rescue operations and allows hovering to carry out loading and unloading operations. The side boom is easily mounted and dismantled using quick couplings.
“The new optional equipment increases the competitiveness of Ansat helicopters and their commercial attractiveness for potential customers who are interested in versatility,” said Aleksey Belykh, Managing Director of Kazan Helicopter Plant.
In addition, Kazan Helicopters completed tests of the cargo mooring system in the cargo compartment, which will allow operators to carry out cargo transportation on the Ansat helicopter. Ansat fuselage has the largest cargo compartment among helicopters with a takeoff weight of up to 4 tons.
Ansat is a light twin-engine multipurpose helicopter. The design of the helicopter allows it to be transformed into both a cargo and a passenger version with the ability to carry up to seven people. In May 2015, an addendum was received for modification of the helicopter with a medical module. Ansat is certified for use in the temperature range from -45 to +50 degrees Celsius, as well as for operation in high mountains.