Airbus H160 Helicopter Close to FAA Certification Written 17 May 2023


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

Aviation International News reports that the Airbus H160 helicopter got closer to FAA certification this month with the Federal Aviation Administration’s issuance of a notice of proposed rulemaking for special condition approval “of the helicopter’s main gearbox redundant lubrication system, designed to enable the helicopter to operate for more than 30 minutes after the primary system has failed.” Airbus first applied “for FAA certification approval for the H160 in 2014 and applied for an extension in 2016.” The helicopter “received EASA certification on July 1, 2020; however, various novel design features outside the existing parameters of FAR Part 29 regulation have sowed the FAA approval process, which Airbus executives had hoped would be received as early as 2021.”
Full Story (Aviation International News)