Airbus Helicopters has achieved certification from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) for its H175 helicopter, marking a significant milestone in the partnership between Airbus Helicopters and the Chinese helicopter industry. With this certification in place, the company is now authorised to commence H175 deliveries in China, a highly demanding market for civil helicopters and one with a growing demand for super-medium segment aircraft. In 2023, four H175 helicopters are slated for delivery to Chinese customers.
Bruno Even, CEO of Airbus Helicopters, expressed his satisfaction with this achievement, emphasizing the value of the H175’s state-of-the-art features and reliability. This advanced aircraft will empower the people of China to execute critical life-saving missions, even under the most challenging conditions.
To further foster the expansion of the helicopter market in China, Airbus Helicopters is dedicated to collaborating with the Chinese industry, aiming to develop the local civil market with cutting-edge products like the H175. By doing so, the company seeks to contribute to the welfare of the Chinese people and the nation’s economy.
Since its introduction in 2015, Airbus’ H175 has belonged to the super-medium class of helicopters, boasting exceptional long-range capabilities and advanced flight quality. Its versatility makes it an ideal solution for various missions, including offshore crew change, search and rescue (SAR) operations, public services, and both private and business aviation. The H175’s impressive track record speaks for itself, with 53 units currently in service across 13 countries, accumulating over 185,000 flight hours.