Ansat helicopter gets 270-kg gear hoist

Kazan Helicopter Plant was licensed by Rosaviatsia agency to install a gear hoist on Ansat helicopter, Russian Helicopters Holding said.

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Ansat helicopter gets 270 kg gear hoist Ansat helicopter showcased at Paris Air Show 2019 (Picture source: Air Recognition)

“The new option considerably expands the functions of the rotorcraft and can safely lift and descend cargoes and people of up to 272 kg. The onboard jib increases Ansat effectiveness in rescue operations and provides for loading and unloading work in a hover mode,” it said.

The jib is rapidly installed and dismantled. It does not bar access to the underhood space for maintenance.

The Kazan plant completed trials to fix the cargo in the cabin. Ansat has the biggest cabin among helicopters with a takeoff weight of 4 tons.

Ansat can be transformed into a cargo or passenger helicopter for seven people. Ansat-U has been serially produced since 2009. It provides primary training to cadets.

Ansat helicopter gets 270 kg gear hoist 03  Ansat-U of the Russian Air Force (Picture source: Vitaly V. Kuzmin)

About Ansat helicopter

The light multipurpose Ansat helicopter was designed by the Kazan Helicopters design office. The rotorcraft has two engines, and can be used for 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 operation in mountainous terrain at altitudes up to 3,500 meters. The helicopter can be operated in a temperature range between -45 and +50 degrees Celsius.

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