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02.05.2017
Russian Helicopters to showcase first Ansat at an exhibition in Mexico
Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, will feature its serially produced commercial and military helicopters at the International Aerospace Exhibition FAMEX 2017, April 26-29, in Santa Lucía, Mexico City, Mexico. 

“We see Mexico as one of our main partners in Latin America.  This country operates a significant number of Russian-made helicopters, so in the course of negotiations at the forthcoming exhibition we will pay key attention to service and after-sales support.  Additionally, we want to acquaint our Mexican partners with the Ansat light helicopter, which, due to numerous modifications, is capable of solving tasks of both civil and security agencies. The helicopter is successfully operated in Russia and already has foreign customers,” said Russian Helicopters deputy CEO for aftersales service Igor Chechikov. 

At the exhibition, specialists from Russian Helicopters will present a wide range of civil multirole rotorcraft. Guests will have a chance to have a look at Ansat in its VIP modification and at multirole Ka-32A11BC in the firefighting mode. The military model range will be represented by the Mi-17V-5 transport helicopter.  Apart from that, Rosoboronexport’s stand will feature a model of the Ka-226T helicopter.  As part of the exhibition, Russian delegation anticipates an extensive business program aimed at closer cooperation with Latin American countries. 



Currently, there are more than 50 Russian-made helicopters registered in Mexico, mainly of the Mi-8/17 type.  In 2014-2015, the company successfully collaborated with the Mexican Secretariat of National Defense by performing extensive repairs of 19 Mi-17/Mi-17-1V helicopters.  At the end of March 2016, Russian Helicopters executed the first contract for aftersales maintenance of the Mi-171V multirole helicopters operated by the Mexican Navy.

The Mi-17V-5 military and transport helicopter belongs to the Mi-8/17 family and is supplied to various security agencies in Russia and abroad. The helicopter is capable of carrying up to 4,000 kg in the cargo compartment or on external sling.  It can also be used to perform combat tasks with the use of various armaments, for search-and-rescue, ambulance and special operations.  The helicopter is equipped with modern avionics and communication systems. 

Ansat is a light twin-engine multirole helicopter with a hydro-mechanical flight control system designed for 7-9 people. It can take 1,300 kg of load, and its cabin can be rapidly re-configured. Different modifications of that helicopter, as well as the possibility of quick change of accessories allow it to successfully solve tasks of both civilian and security agencies. In December 2014, it was certified for passenger transportation. In May 2015, the modification with a medical module was certified. In October 2016, the first Ansat in a VIP configuration was delivered to a customer, and last November Russian Helicopters signed first contracts to supply medevac Ansats to China.

The Ka-32A11BC helicopter is intended for special search-and-rescue operations, installation and elevated works, transportation of cargo in its body or on a sling, evacuation of sick and injured, firefighting, and patrolling. The Ka-32A11BC helicopters are equipped with cutting edge firefighting systems, including a Bambi Bucket and Simplex as well as water guns for horizontal firefighting. The Ka-32 type helicopter in hovering mode can perform draft and discharge of 3,200 liters of water in as little as 1.5 minutes. Design features with a coaxial scheme ensure highly precise hovering and maneuverability.  That is why the Ka-32A11BCs are second to none in providing fire safety in urban conditions with lots of high-rise buildings.

Source: Russian Helicopters.

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