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In which category should a Performance Class 3 helicopter be certified?
  • A
    Category B
  • B
    Category A or B
  • C
    Category A
  • D
    No Category

According to CAT.POL.H.200 - General (PC1):

  • Helicopters operated in Performance Class 1 shall be certified in Category A or equivalent as determined by the Agency.

According to CAT.POL.H.300 - General (PC2):

  • Helicopters operated in Performance Class 2 shall be certified in Category A or equivalent as determined by the Agency.
According to CAT.POL.H.400 - General (PC3):
  • Helicopters operated in Performance Class 3 shall be certified in Category A or equivalent as determined by the Agency, or Category B.

Category A, with respect to helicopters, means a multi-engined helicopter designed with engine and system isolation features specified in the applicable certification specification and capable of operations using take-off and landing data scheduled under a critical engine failure concept that assures adequate designated surface area and adequate performance capability for continued safe flight or safe rejected take-off in the event of engine failure.

Category B, with respect to helicopters, means a single-engined or multi-engined helicopter that does not meet category A standards. Category B helicopters have no guaranteed capability to continue safe flight in the event of an engine failure, and unscheduled landing is assumed.

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