Airbus Helicopters has 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.”

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% reduction in  fuel consumption and 50% 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.