On 3rd March, during the Heli-Expo in Orlando, USA, and having kept it under wraps for the last four years, Airbus Helicopters unveiled their H160. A six metric ton helicopter that marks a technological breakthrough.
As is customary each year end, it’s time to take stock ! In the aviation world, 2014 was marked by both good and bad news. Here’s an accelerated flashback in two minutes flat…
The flight lasted only seven minutes but was enough to show the EC645 T2’s potential to the launch customer. On November 27th, 200 metres (600 ft.) above the Airbus Helicopters Donauworth site, 100 kilometres (60 miles) north west of Munich in Germany, the aircraft carried out its first demonstration flight; a hands-on operation to test the manoeuvrability of the new light military helicopter that will equip the a year from now.