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  • Airbus Helicopters H160

    Derived from as365 dauphin 2

    Airbus Helicopters H160

    In 2011 Eurocopter announced development of the Dauphin replacement with codename X4.

    A 4-6ton five-bladed main rotor rotorcraft, is the first civilian all-composite helicopter to enter production. The X4 was announced first with a choice of two powerplants: Turbomeca new 1,100shp Arrano 1A or the Pratt & Whitney Canada PW210. The Arrano was finally selected in February 2015. The H160 includes the avionics suite Helionix.

    On March 3rd, 2015 the new name H160 was first unveiled at HAI Heli-Expo in Orlando, Florida

    First prototype rolled-out on May 29, 2015 at Marignane in the presence of French Prime Minister Manuel Valls. First flight took place by PT1 powered with P&WC engines on June 13, 2015. Aircraft PT2, first with Arrano engines, first flew on January 27, 2016. PT3, first with cabin interior, performed maiden flight on October 13, 2017.

    The passenger transport (commercial, oil and gas, etc) variant was scheduled to enter service in 2019 followed by the emergency medical services (EMS) version by 2021. Military variant planned for the French Armed Forces, 400 expected to be delivered under the Hélicoptère Interarmées Léger (HIL) program from 2024.

    The H160 was due to enter into service in 2020.


    Engine: 2 x Safran (Turbomeca) Arrano 1200 shp
    Capacity: 2 + 12
    Length: (m) 14
    Height: (m) 4
    Blades: 5
    Rotor diam.: (m) 12
    Disc area: (m2) 113
    Weight: (kgs) Empty: 4220     Max: 5670
    Speed: (km/h) Cruise: 325
    Range: (km) 850
    Ceiling: (m) 5900
    Rate/Climb: (m/min) 533

    Derivatives & Versions

    ACH160 2020 The ACH160 is the VVIP variant of the H160 customized by Airbus Corporate Helicopters with customer specific needs
    H160M 2023 Announced March 2017, the H160 Military variant planned for the French Armed Forces, 400 expected to be delivered under the Hélicoptère Interar ...

    List of Operators of Airbus Helicopters H160

    From Organisation with model H160
    spain Airbus Helicopters España
    usa Metro Aviation
    brunei darussalam Brunei Shell Petroleum
    china CMIG Leasing
    france Heli-Union
    japan All Nippon Helicopter
    united arab emirates Falcon Aviation Services
    france Aéronautique Navale
    usa PHI Inc
    ireland Milestone Aviation
    Construction Numbers on database of H160 or its versions


    Construction Numbers

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    C/NBuilt asYearHistory
    mockup FR mockup
    PS2 2018 FR F-WWOR
    PT1 2015 FR F-WWOG
    PT2 2016 FR F-WWPL
    PT3 2017 FR F-WWPA
    2021 FR JP F-WWOT,?
    6 C/N.

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