BLR Aerospace has received FAA approval of its H125 FastFin® System incorporating the H125 Arriel 2D engine Power Upgrade certified by Airbus Helicopter in October of 2021. The increase in directional control that BLR’s FastFin® System provides combined with the additional engine power now available results in useful load increases up to 485 pounds (220 Kg), while the OGE hover ceiling at maximum take-off weight is higher by 2,750 ft (up to 13,900 ft vs 11,150 ft previously).
EASA certification is in work along with certifications and validations with several other Civil Aviation Authorities around the world.
“Once again Airbus Helicopters has increased the capability of one its helicopter platforms. We’re grateful that we’ve been able to collaborate with Airbus on this exciting upgrade making an already great helicopter even better” Says BLR Aerospace President, Mike Carpenter.