Airbus’ Five-Bladed H145 Receives FAA Type Certification Written 1 December 2020


Airbus delivers Greece’s first H145 to Airlift. | Credit: Airbus

Aviation International News reports Airbus’ “new five-bladed H145 helicopter has received FAA type certification (TC)[,] with the first U.S. delivery slated to occur early next year.” The TC “covers single-pilot instrument flight rules (IFR) and single-engine operations (Cat.A/VTOL), and night vision goggle capability.” EASA “certified the helicopter in June, and launch customer Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation received the first production model in September.” The “new H145 variant adds a five-bladed, bearingless main rotor system, increasing useful load by 330 pounds, simplifying maintenance, and delivering a smoother ride.”
Full Story (Aviation International News)