Air International 2016-02
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These production-standard Ansats sport the corporate livery of Russian Helicopters and are used as flying demonstrators of the HEMS and passenger transport versions.
This is one of the five Ansats built for the Korean Forest Service, the Ansat’s launch customer.
Russia’s Federal Security Service is among the few customers of the fly-by-wire Ansat, operating two machines outfitted for passenger transport.
The Ansat-U's nose with the fairing open to allow access to the avionics boxes for daily inspection and maintenance. All RuASF Ansat-Us are built in a simple configuration without a weather radar.
The Ansat-U military derivative has a wheeled undercarriage to train Russian Air and Space Force pilots destined for the Mi-8, Mi-24 and Ka-50, which are all equipped with a tricycle undercarriage.
The civil-certified Ansat’s cockpit is dominated by two displays for system data, with the flight/navigation information displayed on conventional instruments.
The helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) Ansat certified in May 2015 has interior with one or two stretchers and a full set of life-support equipment.
Airbus delivered the first 242-tonne A330 weight variants in 2015. The Incremental Development programme has involved introducing new parts and assembly methods for the aircraft.
A330s are used by a range of operators. Low-cost long-haul operator AirAsia X has converted 11 existing A330ceo orders to A330neos, it was announced in January 2016.
A smoother pressure profile on the inboard wing upper surface and a shortened flap track fairing to improve the shock pattern on the mid-board wing have, Airbus says, cut the A330’s drag by 1% in the cruise.
Numerous avionics upgrades have been introduced to the A330, including an On-board Airport Navigation System that shows the aircraft's position on a moving map to assist with ground movements.
Cabin modifications on the A330 have included new lighting, an upgraded environmental control system and connectivity options.
The Incremental Development programme has laid the foundations for the A330neo variants, the first of which is due to fly this year.