Airbus H160 helicopter takes to the skies for the first time
MARIGNANE, France - Airbus' first serial H160 helicopter to roll off the brand new assembly line in Marignane, France, performed a flight demonstration on Monday in front of the H160 team in an end-of-the-year celebration of the program’s achievements in 2018. The helicopter, which will be delivered to launch customer Babcock in 2020, had already performed its first flight on the fourteenth of December.
The first serial aircraft will join the three prototypes, which have already accumulated over a 1000 flight hours, in the final steps of the flight test campaign, namely confirming that the modifications that have been introduced through the serial configuration have no impact on the helicopter’s handling qualities.
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