Russian Helicopters has started testing its Ansat in Pakistan. The manufacturer said it aims to confirm the possibility of operating the helicopter in hot temperatures.
"Ansat is a very attractive helicopter for a number of its performance characteristics, including for customers from the countries of Asia and the Middle East. We are planning several upgrades of the machine, including the expansion of the temperature regime,” said Alexander Shcherbinin, Russian Helicopters general director of marketing and business development. “I hope that the positive test results will make it possible to realize the interest of potential buyers in a number of agreements.”
The helicopter has already started test flights. Russian Helicopters said the Ansat is set to undergo testing in a temperature range of -45 C to 50 C. Tests are set to be complete this month.