Holding "Helicopters of Russia", a part of United Industrial Corporation "Oboronprom", one of the world's leading developers and manufacturers of helicopters, including some of the most iconic, innovative and widely operated models, today announced that JSC "Kazan Helicopter Plant" (JSC "LSC") has successfully conducted the first demonstration of the first prototype light multipurpose civil helicopter "ANSAT "with hydraulic control system (GMSU).
At present JSC "Kazan Helicopter Plant" made two prototype "Ansat" with hydraulic control system — one for flight, the other — for ground tests, which are conducted since 2011. The test program has already yielded positive results, and JSC "Kazan Helicopter Plant" has applied to the Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) for a supplement to the type certificate to install GMSU. Certification "Ansat" with GMSU gives the opportunity to continue work on the certification of "ANSAT" for the transportation of passengers.
Holding "Helicopters of Russia" is a marketing and predkontraktuyu work on the civilian version of the helicopter with GMSU, potential Russian and foreign customers are already showing interest in the "ANSAT" with the new control system. According to the experts of the aviation industry, upgraded "ANSAT" has some serious competitive advantages over similar products in its class. Holding aims to promote the machine on traditional Russian helicopter CIS markets of Southeast Asia, Africa, Central and South America.
Earlier, the JSC "Kazan Helicopter Plant" has developed a version of "Ansat" with the latest-by-wire flight control system (CCS-A), which is unique in the lightweight class in the world no. However, the success of designers of "LSC" and their unique latest developments incorporated in the design of the helicopter, were unexpected obstacle to certification of "Ansat": nowhere in the world civil helicopters with wire control system is not certified and are the basic requirements for such a system has not yet developed world practice.
"In order not to depend on the timing of certification" Ansat "with KSU-A decision was made to offer the world market a helicopter with traditional hydromechanical control system. We hope to get a certificate for a variant of the helicopter with hydraulic system in the second half of 2012, "- said General Director of JSC "Kazan Helicopter Plant" Vadim Ligay.
Today the program "Ansat" helicopter with Built-in remote control system is successfully developing in the military sphere. The Russian Defense Ministry buys helicopter training "ANSAT-U" for flight schools. In the framework of serial deliveries under the current contract in 2011, another batch of helicopters "ANSAT-U" entered Syzransky branch of the Military Training Research Center Air Force.
At the Kazan helicopter plant continue development work on various modifications of the helicopter "ANSAT", including the further modernization is the basic model for the creation of a helicopter "ANSAT" with a significantly improved aircraft technical, economic and operational characteristics.
JSC "Kazan Helicopter Plant" produces a family of Mi-8/17 helicopters that operate in 80 countries. A wide range of modifications of these helicopters: the transport, passenger, rescue, troop transport, and many others. Preparing for the production of the Mi-38. Since 1997 JSC "Kazan Helicopter Plant" has been certified developer helicopters: today in mass production is light twin-engine helicopter, "ANSAT"
JSC "Helicopters of Russia" — a subsidiary of "OPK" Oboronprom ", included in the GC" Russian Technologies ", one of the world's leading helicopter industry, the only developer and manufacturer of helicopters in Russia. The head office of JSC "Helicopters of Russia" is located in Moscow. The holding company "Helicopters of Russia" includes five helicopter plants, two design bureaus, manufacturers and service components and service company that provides after-sales support in Russia and abroad. Helicopters acquired Russian ministries and agencies (Ministry of Defense of Russia, Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia), airlines ("Gazprom avia", "UTair"), large Russian companies. More than 8000 helicopters of Soviet / Russian origin operate in 110 countries. Traditionally, the highest demand for Russian helicopters — in the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Russia and CIS countries. Holding "Helicopters of Russia" was founded in 2007. In 2011, the proceeds of "Helicopters of Russia" under IFRS grew by 27.8% and amounted to 103.9 billion rubles, the volume of shipments reached 262 helicopters.
Partners JSC "Helicopters of Russia": Ltd. "AeroTaxi-Service" (interior completions and maintenance aircraft) ZAO "Transas" (software, navigation systems, aviation simulators); CSTS "Dynamics" (develops, manufactures and after-sales service of flight simulators), ZAO "BETA" (testing equipment and aviation electronics), OAO "Ural Works of Civil Aviation" (repairing engines and components as well as main gearboxes of helicopters).
JSC "OPK" Oboronprom " — multi-profile industrial and investment group established in 2002. It is a part of "Russian Technologies". The main tasks include helicopter (JSC "Helicopters of Russia") and engine-building (MC "United Engine Corporation").