The Kazan helicopter plant is one of the largest helicopter manufacturers in the world. It is also producing Mi-8 , Mi and Mi helicopters. Previously this plant was producing other helicopters, developed by Mil design bureau, such as Mi-1 and Mi In total it produced over 12 helicopters. These are in service with Russia and have been exported to about countries all around the world.
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It is designed for emergency water landing and is used to save lives of the crew and passengers. Rosaviatsiya also issued Kazan Helicopters of Russian Helicopters holding company part of Rostec State Corporation with the approval for the main change: the reduction in airworthiness limitations of several main parts of Ansat. Ansat helicopters equipped with the Emergency Floatation System will be capable of flights at a considerable distance from the coast, as well as of participation in search and rescue operations.
The program included assessment of the helicopter performance with packed and filled ballonets, which are made of an elastic material ensuring flotation of the rotorcraft. The time necessary for filling the ballonets during the flight was also measured. During the tests on the ground, the activation of life rafts and the possibility of evacuating passengers and the crew through emergency exits were assessed.
Zhukovsky in a basin and in the open sea. I would like to emphasize that due to this system, Ansat helicopter provides for safe evacuation of passengers and the crew to life rafts in case of ditching," said Managing Director of Kazan Helicopters Yuri Pustovgarov. Additionally, Ansat has certification of the reduction in airworthiness limitations of its main parts, such as the main rotor hub, the antitorque rotor, the empennage, etc.
This will allow reducing the cost of replacing the parts and considerably reduce the cost of helicopter maintenance, and a flying hour in general. These changes make Ansat more attractive for potential customers and increase its competitiveness compared to foreign rotorcraft.
Ansat is a light multipurpose twin-engine helicopter, serial production of which is deployed at Kazan Helicopters. According to the helicopter certificate, its design allows converting it into a cargo version or into a passenger rotorcraft that can lift up to seven people. In May , a supplement to the type certificate for the modification of the helicopter with a medical module was obtained.
History[ edit ] Kazan Helicopters in Kazan , Tatarstan , Russia has been one of the main Russian manufacturers of helicopters of the Mikhail Mil bureau design. The Mi-2 was the lightest helicopter in large-scale use in the former USSR , despite being larger than most light Western helicopters. At first Kazan Helicopters wanted to develop a helicopter based on the AS Ecureuil in cooperation with Eurocopter , but it failed. As a result, in Kazan Helicopters organized its own design bureau in order to create a new helicopter the bureau was officially certified by the Russian authorities in January , designer Valery Dvoeglazov. The helicopter was named Ansat meaning "light", "simple" or "easy" in the Tatar language. The second prototype no.
Ansat helicopter got a certificate for the Emergency Floatation System
The Ansat has a metal fuselage, composite non load-bearing parts, and layered fibreglass blades. The hinge-less main rotor makes it easier to handle and significantly reduces its operating costs. The training model uses a KSU-A fly-by-wire flight control system and has a four-channel digital integrated control system. Thanks to easily-removable equipment the multirole Ansat helicopter can be re-equipped for a wide range of missions in a timely fashion. The Ansat can be used to transport cargo and passengers, for surveillance, in search and rescue operations, fire-fighting, and for medevac missions. The Ansat boasts the largest cabin in its class and it can be rapidly re-configured.