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NSMA to get 150 medical helicopters

14th September 2018 - 08:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Russian Helicopters has signed an agreement to supply medically equipped helicopters to the National Service of Medical Aviation (NSMA), the company announced on 9 September.

The delivery of 104 Ansat and 46 Mi-8AMT helicopters is part a large-scale project to create a single operator of air ambulance services in Russia.

The purpose of the NSMA is to perform operations providing medical care 24/7 in accordance with a common standard. The project is financed by Rostec subsidiary Avia Capital Services, which procures helicopters and provides them to the NSMA for 15 years on financial lease terms.

The Mi-8AMT in emergency medical services configuration is fitted with medical equipment for resuscitation on board, including an artificial lung ventilation system and a Tele-ECG machine which reads an electrocardiogram in real time. The Ansat medical helicopter meets all international air ambulance standards and has the necessary equipment to provide medical care during patients’ transportation.

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