FAA Certifies Safran’s Arrano 1A Turboshaft for H160 Helicopter Written 10 June 2021


Airbus Helicopters H160 | Credit: Berg2; Wikipedia; CC BY-SA 3.0

Aviation International News reports that the FAA “has granted type certification validation for Safran’s Arrano 1A turboshaft with Fadec, the powerplant in the new Airbus H160 medium-twin helicopter.” The approval “is a significant milestone in obtaining overall FAA certification approval for the helicopter, which is expected later this year.” The Arrano 1A, “which produces up to 1,280 sh, first flew on the H160 in 2016. According to Safran, the engine delivers 10 to 15 percent better specific fuel consumption than comparable legacy powerplants.”
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