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Rostec delivers first batch of medical helicopters

14th February 2019 - 09:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Rostec has delivered the first batch of four Ansat and four Mi-8 helicopters in medical configuration to Russia’s National Air Ambulance Service (NAAS), the company announced on 8 February.

The helicopters have been delivered in a special colour and modified appearance at the flight test complex of the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant in Tomilino, Moscow.

The helicopters are equipped with diagnostics and medical care equipment including a special module with life support systems for transporting newborns. The aircraft will be used for services in St Petersburg and the regions of Amur, Leningrad, Moscow, Tver, Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Magadan, Sverdlovsk and Khabarovsk Territory.

The activity of air ambulance services will be synchronised with regional emergency call systems and with the Unified State Health Information System.

The creation of the NAAS is intended to improve medical aviation facilities in Russia. Rostec will supply the NAAS with 104 Ansats and 46 Mi-8 with medical modules by 2021.

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