50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

Russian Helicopter Systems receives fifth Ansat medevac rotorcraft

Download: Printable PDF Date: 16 Mar 2018 07:01 category:
Publisher:
Russian Helicopter Systems receives fifth Ansat medevac rotorcraft - Manufacturer publisher
Krista Kuznecova
Country: Russian Federation Aircraft: Helicopters

Russian Helicopters has delivered its first Kazan Helicopters Ansat rotorcraft this year to the State Transport Leasing Company (GTLK). The rotorcraft, factory No 33072, comes in the medevac configuration and will be operated by Russian Helicopter Systems (RHS).

The operator expects to receive another five Ansats this year.

GTLK is to take delivery of 11 more medevac-equipped Ansats from Russian Helicopters in 2018 as part of a contract signed late last year. Three of the rotorcraft are meant for SKOL Airlines. The agreement is a part of the federal program to develop medevac aviation in the country. A spokesperson for Russian Helicopters notes that the company expects to deliver all of the rotorcraft to GTKL in the first half of 2018. The latter, in turn, is to transfer the helicopters to regional airlines by the end of the year.

GTLK will receive a total of 31 helicopters. Last year, Russian Helicopters delivered 29 medevac rotorcraft to the lessor (including six Ansats).

The first Ansat medevac helicopter was ordered by Tatarstan’s Health Ministry. RHS is the largest civil operator with a fleet of five Ansats (including the newly delivered one; the previous delivery took place in October 2017). The company also operates a VIP version of the helicopter.



Loading comments for Russian Helicopter Systems receives fifth Ansat medevac rotorcraft...


Recommended

ZeroAvia Emerges from Stealth with the Largest Zero-Emission Airplane Flying Today

We are back to a very important topic - sustainable aviation fuel, the reduction of emissions. A Silicon Valley startup develops hydrogen fuel cell powertrain to decarbonize aviation and reduce o...

New PT6A and PW200 Engine Overhaul Centre in Belo Horizonte

Pratt & Whitney announced the collaboration with Indύstria de Aviação e Serviços (IAS) to open a new overhaul facility in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, for PT6A and PW200 engin...

FACC enters into cooperation with distributor STAECO in China

With an annual increase of more than six percent in passenger volumes, China is one of the fastest growing markets in the aviation industry. The technology group FACC is further expanding its global n...

Gulfstream Sustainable Aviation Fuel Initiatives Recognized

2019 Sustainability Leadership Award from Business Intelligence Group went to Gulfstream Aerospace for its sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) initiatives. The award recognizes organizations that make sus...