Paris Air Show: Russian Helicopters Demonstrates a Modernized Ansat Concept

Paris Air Show: Russian Helicopters Demonstrates a Modernized Ansat Concept
Russian Helicopters demonstrates a modernized Ansat concept during Paris Air Show 2019. Image source: Russian Helicopters

avten.asia Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) presented a concept of the modernized light Ansat helicopter at the International Paris Air Show 2019. The machine has new design solutions and options which will be introduced into serial production in the coming years.

Ansat demonstrated in Le Bourget is equipped with a "glass cabin" – new avionics which ensure flights in accordance with instrument flight rules. The helicopter also has weather radar, enhanced ground proximity warning module, wreck-resistant fuel system, LED lighting tools, and a wire cutter for wire strike protection.

Moreover, there are changes in helicopter design. It has modified tail boom fins from composite materials and heated bird strike the resistant glass.

"Today, Ansat has already started entering the international market. But we understand that the further development and commercial success require compliance with the highest civil aviation standards. We will be ready to offer some of these solutions to our customers in 2020," said Chief Designer of Kazan Helicopters Design Office, Alexey Garipov, Monday (6/17/2019).

It is planned that the Ansat fuselage will be partly made from composite materials which will help to reduce helicopter's weight and operation costs. The number of passengers will increase up to 8 persons, the range will expand by 30%.

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 degrees of Celsius. Its significant advantage is the possibility of storage out of the hangar and low cost of operation.

The International Paris Air Show 2019 takes place at the Le Bourget Airport, Paris on June 17-23.