Airbus Helicopters’ multi-role twin engine H160 helicopter has been granted its type certificate by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), marking a new chapter for the program. The company is expecting FAA certification to follow shortly, prior to first delivery to an undisclosed US customer later this year.
“The successful completion of the H160 Type Certificate is the result of several years of tremendous work and efforts accomplished jointly by the involved technical teams of the Agency and Airbus Helicopters in a remarkable fruitful cooperation spirit,” EASA Certification Director Rachel Daeschler said. “It is the result of thorough design and testing efforts, to ensure the highest safety standards are reached. The design of the H160 makes it suitable for a wide range of versatile missions. It is also one of the most environmentally friendly with respect to fuel consumption and one of the quietest helicopters of its class.Email Post to a Friend