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Ansat ups high-altitude operations

28th January 2019 - 11:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The Russian Federal Air Transport Agency has certified an increased take-off/landing altitude of the Ansat helicopter of 3,500m, Rostec announced on 23 January.

The approval was granted following trials conducted in summer 2018 at Mount Elbrus, Russia.

During certification tests, the helicopter successfully completed a series of take-offs and landings at altitudes up to 3,500m, including simulation of one engine failure and autorotation mode.

Before this certification, the helicopter’s take-off and landing altitude was limited to 1,000m.

Ansat is a light twin-engine utility helicopter able to transport up to seven people. The helicopter is certified to operate in extreme air temperatures from minus 45°С to plus 50°С.

The helicopter can be quickly converted from cargo to passenger version. In May 2015, an approval was obtained for the emergency medical services version of the helicopter, and in July 2018, an approval was obtained for extension of service life of Ansat assemblies.

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