Russian Helicopters: The Kazan Helicopters of the Russian Helicopters holding company, which is a part of state owned Rostece Corporation, received approval from the Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) to install an onboard hoist winch on the Ansat helicopter, the company announced on Friday.
The new option significantly expands the helicopter’s functionality, allowing it to safely lift and lower people and cargo weighing up to 272 kilogram, said the company.
The onboard winch increases the efficiency of the helicopter in search and rescue operations and allows to carry out loading and unloading operations while hovering.
Russian Helicopters said the winch can be easily mounted and dismounted using quick couplings. While using the winch, it is still possible to access the engine compartment for servicing.
“The new option increases the competitiveness and commercial attractiveness of Ansat for potential customers interested in the versatility of the helicopter they are purchasing”, said Aleksey Belykh, Managing Director of Kazan Helicopters Plant.