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Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) presented the Ansat helicopter with a highly comfortable cabin in Aurus brand style for the first time at the MAKS 2019 International aviation and space salon. The cabin has been designed by specialists of Russian Helicopters and NAMI (Central Scientific Research Automobile and Automotive Engines Institute).
Apart from computer modeling, to create optimum ergonomic design, the design of the cabin was produced using tests in which people with various anthropometric measurements took part. The Ansat helicopter has the largest cabin in its class. Combined with the design, this provides more space for passengers.
"Aurus is a premium brand which is becoming Russia's signature. Now it includes both cars and aircraft of the same style that is as comfortable as cars. It is no wonder that Ansat has been chosen as a base: this is a state-of-the-art helicopter whose advantages have already been appreciated both in Russia and abroad. The new version of Ansat confirms that this is a multi-purpose helicopter and that there is great potential for its transformation to meet the requirements of various customers," said Aviation Cluster Industrial Director of the Rostec State Corporation Anatoliy Serdyukov.
The helicopter has a light protection system with touch control. This technology has been used for the first time for a helicopter's VIP cabin. Individual lights and gaspers ensure additional comfort for each passenger. Besides, there are jacks for charging devices.
"We have managed to implement this project in the shortest possible time in close cooperation with our colleagues from NAMI. We began to develop the interior in April 2019 immediately after the design was approved. I would like to note that this is not just a new cabin, but a completely new approach to corporate transportation services: ten changes to the helicopter's design were made to make it more ergonomic. I am convinced that Ansat will complement the Aurus range perfectly, and soon, after we finish tests, we will be ready to receive orders for the new machine," said Director General of Russian Helicopters holding company Andrey Boginsky.
Chief Executive Officer of NAMI Sergey Gaysin said: "At the suggestion of Russian Helicopters, NAMI specialists eagerly began to work on the luxury version of the Ansat helicopter. The expertise of Russian specialists in engineering, design and marketing gained when Aurus car was created allowed us to make a product meeting the highest international standards within a short time frame. Collaboration with Russian Helicopters holding company is the first step to so expand the Aurus brand that it makes not only cars."
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°.