The Light Civil Helicopter (LCH) is expected to entry into service in 2020 and the derivative Light Armed Helicopter (LAH) around 2022. Airbus H155 was chosen as the basis for development against the AgustaWestland AW169. Sikorsky considered but decided against submitting a bid based on its S-76D
South Korea’s LCH/LAH Engine First Ground Run, 20-Jun-17 : Paris Air Show 2017 The Arriel 2L2 engine, co-developed by Safran and Hanwha Techwin, made first ground run at Bordes, France. To enter service in 2022
NLR Wind-Tunnel Tests South Korean LCH / LAH, 14-Dec-16 : Dutch aerospace laboratory NLR performed the wind-tunnel tests for the South Korean KAI LCH-LAH future helicopter which is based on the Airbus EC155
LORD AVSC Selected for Korean LCH Helicopter, 15-Jun-16 : LORD Corporation Active Vibration Control System (AVCS) selected for the Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) Light Civilian Helicopter (LCH) and its variants.
Safran Engines for South-Korean LCH and LAH, 06-Jun-16 : South Korea Hanwha Techwin to perform license-production of Arriel 2C2 for the Light Civil Helicopter (LCH) and the Arriel 2L2 for the Light Armed Helicopter (LAH)
Airbus Marketing Partnership for the KAI LCH / LAH, 04-Nov-15 : Long-time partners Airbus Helicopters and Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) signed MoU to jointly market the Korean Light Civil Helicopter (LCH) and Light Armed Helicopter (LAH) globally.
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