Kazan Helicopters has received approval from the Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya) to equip Ansat helicopter with the Mku30 satellite communication system.
The new option will provide helicopter passengers with high-speed Internet access during the flight.
This Ku band satellite communication system, created by MOST Satellite Systems, provides up to 2 Mbit/s Internet access at the coverage area of the Yamal satellites. Mku30 ensures uninterrupted transmission of large amounts of data during flights, organization of on-board video conferences and streaming of high quality video in real time. Data transfer to passengers’ mobile devices is provided using a Wi-Fi access point.
The Ansat helicopter can be used for a wide variety of operations, from an ambulance to a VIP configuration with advanced digital services. The first Ansat helicopter, equipped with the new Mku30 satellite communication system, was presented at the 53rd International Paris Air Show in 2019.
“The satellite communication system will be installed in the Ansat helicopter at the request of the customer,” said Alexey Belykh,Managing Director of Kazan Helicopters. “It will be most relevant for passenger and VIP modifications of the helicopter.”
The ability to use the Internet during flights is another step towards improving the comfort level of Ansat helicopters,” said Alexey Belykh.
An upgraded Ansat-M helicopter with an increased flight range (up to 800 km with an additional fuel tank) took to the skies on Dec. 29, 2020. The updated version comes with static stability, state-of-the-art avionics and modernized heating and ventilation systems. In 2021, the model will also receive 3-channel autopilot.
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