EASA Certifies Cabri G2 Helicopter



Alain Leroy, head of Product Department, gave the type-certificate to Hélicoptères Guimbal for the Cabri G2 and the associated Design Organisation Approval (DOA). The Cabri G2 is the first Part-27 piston engine helicopter certified in Europe in decades. In order to meet EASA’s demanding certification requirements, Hélicoptères Guimbal performed 300 flight test hours and many ground tests, during a period of two-and-a-half years. At the same time, a comprehensive assessment of the organization has been done, allowing the issue of a DOA, which is required for this kind of type-certification. The Cabri G2 is a new two-seat piston engine helicopter which features many safety-oriented innovations such as a high-manoeuvrability composite main rotor, a shrouded tail rotor, a crashworthy structure, seats and fuel system, protection against lightning and radio-frequencies and a digital multiple display. The EASA type certificate is valid throughout the European Union, as well as in Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein, where the Cabri G2 can now be legally registered and operated.