The new light commercial Ansat and Ka-226T helicopters, developed by Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) are now available on the Russian commercial aircraft market. Both received the required Interstate Aviation Committee Aviation Register certificates, and can be operated commercially. Earlier modifications of these helicopters have been used by the Ministry of Defence, Emergencies Ministry, Interior Ministry, Federal Security Service (FSB) and other Russian state agencies. Built to the traditional Ansat and coaxial Ka-226T designs, each has their own advantages. These multirole helicopters can be used for cargo and passenger transport, and also for medevac missions.
“Receiving the IAC’s AR approval for the new variants of the renowned Ka-226 and Ansat helicopters means a significant expansion of these helicopters’ range of use in commercial aviation,’ Chairman of the IAC’s AR Vladimir Bespalov said. “In particular, approving the ambulance version of the Ansat will make it possible to deliver emergency medical assistance and to evacuate the injured from accident or disaster sites. The Ka-226T is a deep modification of the Ka-226. It is fitted with Arrius 2G1 engines, a new VR-226N main gearbox and navigation avionics. These modernisations have significantly improved the helicopter’s flight capabilities and commercial appeal.”