Prior to certification by India’s DGCA, the H160 had been certified by EASA and the US FAA. Photo: Airbus

The Airbus H160 helicopter has been granted the letter of type acceptance from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), paving the way for entry into the Indian market.

“We are pleased to receive the DGCA type acceptance for the H160. This paves the way for the introduction of the world’s most modern helicopter in India starting with a corporate customer followed by the potential deployment for other types of missions. Airbus Helicopters is committed to developing a holistic helicopter ecosystem in India, including bringing the most advanced helicopter platforms to India, developing local MRO capabilities and, as we announced in January this year, by starting to produce helicopters in India,” said Sunny Guglani, Head of Airbus Helicopters, India and South Asia.

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