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Canada gives approval for H160 type certification
The H160 is poised for entry into the Canadian market following receipt of TCCA type certification. It's a versatile, multi-mission platform that has already garnered great interest across the American continent.
An Airbus Helicopters Canada H160.

Airbus Helicopters has received Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) type certification for the H160 helicopter, positioning the aircraft type for entry into the Canadian market. EASA granted type certification in July 2020 and the FAA in June 2023.

"The H160's multi-mission capabilities and advanced features contributing to safety, comfort and efficiency, have already generated strong interest across North America," says head of the North American region Bart Reijnen. "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."

The H160 is uniquely equipped to meet the needs of pilots and technicians across all mission segments. It delivers added value for customers through enhanced performance and availability, economic competitiveness, innovation, safety and comfort. It features cutting-edge technologies, including 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 per cent reduction in fuel consumption and a 50 per cent reduction in perceived sound, the H160 allows customers to take a step toward reducing their environmental footprint.

The H160 now has customers for all key mission segments that it was designed to address: energy, private and business aviation, EMS, search and rescue, law enforcement and military. Worldwide, the H160 fleet has already accumulated more than 2,800 flight hours.

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