Safran’s Arriel 2H receives EASA certification
April 26, 2018 By Safran Helicopter Engines
Safran Helicopter Engines has received EASA ( European Aviation Safety Agency ) engine type certification for its Arriel 2H engine, installed in the Avicopter AC312E . This Arriel variant was selected in 201 5 to power this helicopter developed by AVIC Harbin Aircraft Industry Group, a subsidiary of Avic (A viation Industry Corporation of China). The AC312E made its maiden flight in July 2016 .
Commented Nicolas Billecocq, Safran Helicopter Engines Vice President Light Helicopter Engines Program, “ T ype certification is an important milestone for the Arriel engine program . It emphasizes that the Arriel remains a very robust and high – performance engine solution for new rotorcr aft. We now look forward to the next steps in the development of the AC312E ”.
Developed from the Arriel 2 + , the 2H is one of the most powerful Arriel variant s with a take – off power rating of 986 shp. The Arriel 2H will deliver better reliability, power an d performance during demanding missions.