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Airbus Increases H145 Max Take-Off Weight

By Staff Writer | January 21, 2016

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Airbus Helicopters has increased the H145’s maximum take-off weight to 3.7 metric tons, after EASA awarded the manufacturer the certification in December. The increase adds about an extra 110 lb (50 kg) to its current limits. Airbus said the improvement does not require any modifications to the structure. 

About 53 H145s operating in 14 nations have accumulated 11,000 flying hours since the aircraft’s first delivery in June 2014.

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