Production H160 flies

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Airbus Helicopters

AIRBUS HELICOPTERS announced the maiden light of the irst serial production H160 helicopter, which occurred at Marignane on December 14, 2018.

The H160 will be delivered to launch customer Babcock in 2020 but in the meantime will join the three prototypes in the inal stages of the light test campaign.

The three prototype helicopters have already accumulated in excess of 1,000 light hours during the campaign and the irst production example will be used to test that the modiications made for serial production will not impact upon the handling qualities of the helicopter. Nigel Pittaway