19-Jan-2021 Source: Guimbal
The Russian Federal Air Transport Agency – FATA – delivered to Helicopteres Guimbal on December, 24th, the validation Type Certificate for the Cabri G2 helicopter. This significant certification is a conclusion to a process started in 2019 which included extensive technical exchanges and a thorough flight evaluation. Russia has one of the largest experience in helicopters and present some certification specificities including requirement on climate and Flight Manual.
This success opens to the Cabri G2 the largest market so far unexplored. Russia is the 40th country to certify the Cabri G2. Already two customers are identified.
In 2020, Helicopteres Guimbal delivered 16 new helicopters (excluding the VSR 700 UAV program), 20% down from 2019. The quasi-totality of the world fleet has been concerned by flight restrictions or grounding due to the Covid-19.
However, the order book is significantly improving compared to the end of 2019, a globally bad year for civilian helicopters. According to CEO & owner Bruno Guimbal, “the company enters 2021 in good shape, with intact team and skills, and exciting projects for the future”.