Third H160 readied for flight as London show nears

Airbus Helicopters is preparing the third prototype of its H160 for flight and featuring that S-76/AW139 competitor as the focal point of its Helitech International exhibit.

The OEM also is bolstering its Super Puma during the show, with H225 customer flights from nearby London City Airport as the type faces ongoing scrutiny in the wake of a fatal 2016 crash in Norway involving disintegration of the aircraft’s main gearbox.

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