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Russia to test Ansat at high altitude

4th July 2018 - 07:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The Kazan Helicopters plant will test the Ansat helicopter under high-mountain conditions to verify the aircraft’s operational capability at an altitude of up to 2,500m.

To date, the confirmed flight-level pressure of the Ansat has not exceeded 1,000m, meaning the helicopter is not certified for operation in high mountains.

The helicopter’s performance will be tested for two months in a series of flights at an altitude between 2,000 and 2,500m in the Bermamyt Plateau region, Karachay-Cherkessia. The updated data will be delivered to the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency to amend the aircraft's certificate.

Ansat is a light-weight, twin-engine multi-purpose helicopter. The helicopter's design allows it to be quickly transformed into a cargo or passenger modification capable of carrying up to seven people. It is certified for operation in the temperature range of –45° to +50° Celsius.

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