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Ansat begins testing in Pakistan

3rd November 2017 - 09:11 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Russian Helicopters has started testing its Ansat helicopter in Pakistan, the company announced on 1 November.

The trials aim to confirm the operational capabilities of the helicopter in high temperatures. It will include testing at temperatures of -45 to +50 Celsius.

The trials are expected to be completed by mid-November. Upon completing the trials, Russian Helicopters will hold a conference in Islamabad for prospective clients in Pakistan.

Ansat is a lightweight twin-engine multipurpose helicopter, serial production of which is underway at the Kazan Helicopter plant. In May 2015, the helicopter’s modification with a medical module was certified.

Alexander Shcherbinin, deputy CEO for marketing and business development, Russian Helicopters, said: ‘Ansat is a very attractive helicopter due to its flight performance characteristics, including for customers from Asia and the Middle East.

‘We have planned several upgrades of the machine, including the extension of the temperature range.’

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