Derived from Airbus Helicopters H155 / EC155B1


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

The LAH is powered by new engines Arriel 2L2 while the LCH uses the Arriel 2C2.

First flight July 24, 2018 at Airbus France Marignane facility. LAH prototype first unveiled by KAI on December 2018.

Model News

Korea Aerospace Industries LAH First Flight, 04-Jul-19 : #LAH South Korean’ KAI Light Attack Helicopter, or LAH, performed its maiden flight. It is based on the Airbus H155

Korean Light Armed Helicopter (LAH) First Engine Run, 09-Apr-19 : #LAH South Korea’ future combat helicopter, the KAI LAH based on the Airbus H155, completed first engine run

KAI Unveils Light Armed Helicopter LAH Prototype, 18-Dec-18 : #LAH South Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) unveiled the prototype of the Light Armed Helicopter in development as part of the LCH/LAH project

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

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List of Operators of KAI LCH / LAH

From Organisation with model LCH / LAH
south korea Korea Aerospace Industries

Construction Numbers on database of LCH / LAH or its versions


Construction Numbers

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C/NBuilt asYearHistory
FR F-WWOH : Airbus France f/f at Marignane; pictured
KR ? : AS365N3 ? f/f in France

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