Airbus earns Canadian H160 type certification
December 6, 2023 By Helicopters Staff
Airbus Helicopters received Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) type certification of the H160 helicopter, positioning the aircraft type for entry into the Canadian market.
“The H160’s multi-mission capabilities and advanced features contributing to safety, comfort, and efficiency, have already generated strong interest across North America,” said Bart Reijnen, Airbus Helicopters Head of the North America region. “The TCCA certification marks yet another major milestone for the helicopter industry in Canada and raises the bar on innovative technology, not only in Canada, but also across the continent.”
Airbus explains the H160 is equipped to meet the needs of pilots and technicians across all mission segments, providing enhanced performance and availability, economic competitiveness, innovation, safety and comfort. The helicopter features noise-reducing Blue Edge rotor blades, a canted Fenestron tail rotor for greater useful load, and Airbus Helicopters’ Helionix avionics suite for reduced pilot workload. With a 15% reduction in fuel consumption and 50% reduction in perceived sound,
Airbus explains the H160 provides a 15 per cent reduction in fuel consumption and 50 per cent reduction in perceived sound relative to its earlier generation helicopters. Worldwide, the H160 fleet has accumulated more than 2,800 flight hours.