Ansat helicopter (Tatar. “Simple”, “uncomplicated”) is a twin-engine light multi-purpose gas turbine helicopter of class 7–9 seats, designed by the Design Bureau at OJSC KVZ (Kazan Helicopter Plant) according to a single-rotor scheme with a tail rotor. The functional appearance and standard size of the Ansat multi-purpose light helicopter were determined as a result of marketing research conducted by Russian aviation companies to identify requirements for helicopters of this class. The Ansat helicopter is capable of carrying 1300kg of payload in the cockpit.
The first helicopter was assembled in May 199. The first flight was made in 1999. In 2011, the certification process for a civilian helicopter began. In August 2013, a certificate of the type Aviation Register of the Aviation Interstate Committee was received. In 2013, 6 Ansat-U helicopters were transferred to the Air Force Academy for the training of cadets.
The helicopter has a spacious cargo and passenger cabin, which is converted into different options for its intended use.
The machine can be used to solve a wide range of tasks: cargo delivery, passenger transportation, patrolling, rescue and search operations, medical emergency assistance, administrative transportation, elementary education.
A variation of the increased comfort helicopter (VIP) is provided for organizing transportation of high-ranking passengers. The closest analog abroad is the EC145 helicopter of the Eurocopter concern.
- Number of crew members: 1
- The greatest number of passengers: 9
- Payload: 1300kg
- Length: 13.543m
- Fuselage Length: 6.91m
- Height: 3,56m
- Track: 2.5m
- The highest take-off weight: 3300kg
- Powerplant: 2TVD Pratt & WhitneyРW207K
- Take-off power of engines: 2630hp (2463kw)
- Cargo compartment length: 3,5m
- Width of cargo compartment: 1.68m
- The height of the cargo compartment: 1.3m
- Maximum allowable speed: 285km / h
- Echelon Speed: 250km / h
- Maximum practical range: 635 km
- Practical ceiling: 5700m
- Static ceiling: 3300m
- Rate of climb: 21.5m / s