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Canadian certification for H135 with Helionix


With more than 300 operators and 1,350 helicopters across the globe, the H135 fleet has accumulated more than 5 million total flight hours. (Photo: Christian Keller, Airbus)

The newest Airbus H135 helicopter with the Helionix avionics system received certification by the Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA).

The H135’s Helionix avionics suite includes a glass cockpit and a 4-axis autopilot. Designed with three large electronic displays, Airbus explains the cockpit is Night Vision Goggle compatible and includes a First Limit Indicator which highlights the appropriate engine instrument data for the pilot in one indicator.

“The H135 has proven itself to be one of the most reliable aircraft on the market,” said Dwayne Charette, president and COO of Airbus Helicopters Canada. “This recent certification now allows us to deliver the H135 with the latest technologies to our customers, providing them the ideal combination of power, safety and manoeuvrability.”

Airbus explains the H135’s cockpit improves pilots’ situational awareness and provide increased mission flexibility. The H135, according to the company, is well suited for a range of missions like Emergency Medical Services (EMS), law enforcement, corporate transport, and ab initio and advanced military pilot training.

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Airbus states the IFR-certified, twin-engine 135 helicopter can land almost anywhere, particularly in high and hot conditions, while carrying more payload over longer distances than other rotorcraft in its category.


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