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New helicopters for sanitary aviation of Primorye will arrive in December

Two helicopters, purchased for the air ambulance of the Primorsky Territory, will arrive in the region in December, said Vitaly Yushin, director of Plastun Avia KSUAP. According to him, the delivery time is 79 days from the date of the contract. The document was signed on September 26.

The future sanitary helicopters in Primorye will be delivered by the Ural helicopter company Uralhelicom, it won the request for proposals. According to Vitaly Yushin, after the helicopters arrive in Primorye, they will be registered in the register of aircraft of the Russian Federation, determine the operator company and paint.

San Bell helicopters in Primorye will be Bell 407. They will ensure prompt delivery of patients to health facilities.

According to the terms of reference, helicopters have the ability to accommodate five passengers or one patient on a stretcher and at least two ambulance doctors accompanying him. Helicopter engine power is no less than 670 horsepower, and the maximum take-off weight is up to 2 kilograms. The flight range is at least 900 kilometers, the outdoor temperature range is from -600 to +40 degrees.

To perform landing on unprepared platforms, helicopters are equipped with a skid-type chassis. They are also equipped with equipment for transportation of patients on stretchers.

According to the first vice-governor of Primorye Vasily Usoltsev, the ambulance helicopters in Primorye will have two bases: Kavalerovo will close the northern part of Primorye, and Vladivostok - the southern one.

The acquisition of sanitary helicopters is part of the regional health care modernization program. It is estimated that one such aircraft saves 200 lives annually.

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