Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) will conduct cold weather testing on its Light Armed Helicopter (LAH) in Canada’s Northwest Territories.
The military helicopter, which is currently under development by KAI, was delivered to Yellowknife Airport on the northern shore of Great Slave Lake on 3 December.
Testing will be conducted from 6 December, weather permitting, and will continue until early February 2022.
The LAH tests are the first cold-weather testing partnership between KAI and Yellowknife Airport. KAI has sent a staff of 40 engineers, pilots and support staff to the airport as part of the project.
KAI has also contracted local Yellowknife business Det’on Cho Logistics to coordinate the logistics for the duration of the cold-weather testing.
“As one of the best arctic cold-weather testing destinations, Yellowknife will continue to work with private partners and leaders of the aviation industry to attract more cold-weather testing opportunities while also contributing to local economic growth and success,” said Diane Archie, Minister of Infrastructure for the Northwest Territories.