Airbus Helicopters France and Kit-Aero visit their helicopter cover manufacturer Air Covers in Wrexham. The project team for the new Airbus H160 helicopter has selected Air Covers to supply environmental protective covers. The team was given a tour of the Air Covers workshops and design office before taking delivery of the first H160 cockpit, cabin, rotorhead and Fenestron covers for the revolutionary new aircraft due for certification in 2019.
“The H160 opens a new chapter in the history of Airbus. Joining the helicopter product range between the H145 and the H175, this innovative medium helicopter becomes the first member of the H generation. The entire design was based on one overriding goal: to create added value for customers in terms of performance, economic competitiveness, safety and comfort. Both cleaner and quieter, the H160 takes a step forward in respect for the environment. The H160 entry into service is planned for 2019.” Airbus