First Canadian order for Airbus H160
March 7, 2019 By Helicopters Staff
Airbus signed an order for an ACH160 with an undisclosed Canadian customer, who is described as having vast experience in corporate aviation. The aircraft is to be delivered with a custom-made interior.
“We are proud to announce the sale of the first H160 in Canada where we have seen strong interest in this game-changing aircraft,” said Romain Trapp, president of Airbus Helicopters Canada. “The H160 has received considerable attention from private and business aviation, air medical services, and passenger transport operators.
Trapp continues to explain the H160’s breakthrough design, low sound levels, smooth flight at high speeds and the product maturity at entry into service, are well suited for operators in high-demand markets. The selection of the H160 by the customer followed a flight demonstration during the H160’s 2018 North American tour.
The medium twin-engine H160 is the first member of the H generation. From its inception, Airbus also points to the H160’s increased external visibility for pilots through an enlarged windshield, lateral and floor level, combined with the aircrafts’ cameras, which show one of four multi-functional displays in the cockpit.
The H160 also features Airbus’ digital avionics suite, Helionix, as well as the 4-axis autopilot. The aircraft has been designed to facilitate ease of maintenance, which, according to Airbus, allows it to reach levels similar to that of a light-twin helicopter.