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Russian Helicopters delivered the first Ansat helicopter in medical configuration in the year 2018
14.03.2018 / Kazan

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) delivered the first Ansat helicopter in medical configuration in the year 2018 under the contract with State Transport Leasing Company (STLC).  The rotorcraft was delivered to Russian Helicopter Systems. This year STLC will get another 11 Ansat helicopters in medical configuration from Russian Helicopters.

STLC obtains helicopters within the framework of the federal project “Timely provision of emergency medical services in difficult-to-reach regions of the Russian Federation”, providing for the development of air medical services in Russia. Last year Russian Helicopters delivered 29 medical helicopters under the contract with STLC. In accordance with the new contract STLC will get 31 helicopters in 2018: 12 Ansat, 13 Mi-8AMT and 6 Mi-8MTV-1.

“Air medical helicopters are indispensable in difficult-to-reach regions and it is critical to us to ensure prompt replenishment of the regional aircraft fleets with the modern air medical rotorcraft.”  That is why we started the production of the helicopters in advance, in September 2017, and we set a goal for ourselves to deliver all of them before the end of Q1 2018,” Andrey Boginskiy, Director General of Russian Helicopters Holding Company, emphasized. 

“We are happy to deliver the first medical helicopter in the year 2018 to Russian Helicopter Systems under the contract with our partner in the implementation of the air medical program, Russian Helicopters Holding Company. By the end of 2018 STLC is planning to deliver all the helicopters received from Russian Helicopters to regional aviation companies, implementing the goal set by the country’s leadership related to the renewal of the aircraft fleet and rendering emergency medical services in difficult-to-reach regions of Russia,” Sergey Khramagin, CEO of STLC noted. 

Ansat is a light twin-engine utility helicopter serially produced at Kazan Helicopters. In May 2015 a helicopter modification with a medical module passed certification. The modification complies with all the international air medical standards and allows supporting patient's vital functions during transportation. In accordance with the certificate the design of the helicopter allows for its prompt transformation into either cargo, or passenger version with the capability to transport up to seven people. 

The Ministry of Health of the Republic of Tatarstan became the first customer of the medical version of the new Ansat produced by Kazan Helicopters. The helicopter designed for medical evacuation and on-board emergency medical services has already been put at the disposal of the Republic’s hospital as the means for emergency medical evacuation and transportation of casualties.

It is to be recalled that in 2017 the first Ansat with a medical module was delivered to the customer under the contract with STLC at the end of May, while in 2018 the delivery period shifted and the first delivery took place already in March.   

Russian Helicopters, (part of State Corporation Rostec), is one of the global leaders in helicopter production and the only helicopter design and production powerhouse in Russia. Russian Helicopters was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Moscow. The company comprises five helicopter production facilities, two design bureaus, a spare parts production and repair facility, as well as an aftersale service branch responsible for maintenance and repair in Russia and all over the world. Among Russian Helicopters customers - Russian ministries and state authorities (Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Emergency Control Ministry), operators (Gazpromavia, UTair), major Russian and foreign corporations. In 2016 Russian Helicopters IFRS revenues reached RUB 214.3 billion. Deliveries reached 189 helicopters.

State Corporation Rostec is a Russian corporation founded in 2007 for the purpose of promoting the development, production and export of hi-tech civilian and military industry products. It comprises 700 organisations, nine of which have now been formed as holding companies of the military-industrial complex, six of them are involved in civil industries and 32 are directly controlled. Rostec’s portfolio includes recognised brands such as Avtovaz, Kamaz, Kalashnikov Concern, Russian Helicopters, and VSMPO-AVISMA. Rostec’s organisations are located in 60 constituent entities of the Russian Federation and supply their products to the markets of more than 70 countries. The revenue of Rostec in 2016 the consolidated revenue of Rostec reached RUB 1.266 trillion, while consolidated net income and EBITDA amounted to RUB 88 and 268 billion. In 2016 average salaries within the Corporation amounted to RUB 44 thousand. According to the new Rostec strategy, the new main goal of the Corporation is to facilitate technological advantage of Russia at highly competitive international markets. Planned volume of investments into development until 2025 is RUB 4.3 trillion.