Helicopter Service Company (HSC) of the Russian Helicopters holding and Polar Airlines signed a comprehensive service contract for Ansat helicopters at the International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia 2020.
The contract became the first one signed in the new RH-Support format of after-sales services provided by HSC. The format provides a package of services in accordance with the specific requirements of the customer, the specifics of its air fleet and operating conditions.
“Last year, during the MAKS air show, we signed a supply contract with Polar Airlines for seven Ansat helicopters. Today’s agreement is a logical continuation of this cooperation. The service contract will allow us to quickly resolve issues arising during operation and ensure constant readiness, efficiency and regularity of flights for rescue operations“, said the Director General of Russian Helicopters holding company Andrey Boginsky.
“The main task of helicopter maintenance services is to maximize customer satisfaction, optimizing their financial and operational efficiency, increase helicopter performance and minimize their downtime. Since Ansat helicopters will be used for air medical services, we offered our partners an adapted after-sales service scheme with rates based on flight hours and increase in the real flight readiness of helicopters“, said the Managing Director of HSC Ivan Serov after the signing of the contract.
During the MAKS-2019 air show, Russian Helicopters (part of Rostec State Corporation) and Polar Airlines concluded a contract for supplying seven modernized Ansat helicopters starting from 2021. The helicopters will be adapted for operation in the Far North – based on recommendations of Polar Airlines, Russian Helicopters developed the new design of the helicopter which provides for keeping a machine outside a hangar, a longer flight range, an ice protection system and the possibility of performing instrument flights.