Airbus Helicopters has been granted Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) type certification for the H160, opening the door to the medium utility aircraft’s entry into the Canadian market. The announcement follows the US FAA’s type certification earlier in the year.

“The H160’s multi-mission capabilities and advanced features contributing to safety, comfort, and efficiency, has 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 first US H160s are being prepared for delivery to PHI in Louisiana, and elsewhere, the type has found favour in private and business aviation, EMS, search and rescue, and law enforcement operations. It seems the challenge for Airbus will be keeping lead times for deliveries under control.

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