Airbus H160

Derived from as365 dauphin 2


Airbus 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.

H160 main structure is manufactured in Donauwoerth, Germany and final assembly line is located in Marignane, France.

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. Production aircraft H160B deliveries started late 2022.

Specifications H160

Engine 2 x Safran 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 of H160


2020 The ACH160 is the VVIP variant of the H160 customized by Airbus Corporate Helicopters. The ACH160 come in three versions Line, Line Lounge ...

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 H160

Years Model Org
2018-    spain Airbus Helicopters España
2019-    usa Metro Aviation
2021-    japan All Nippon Helicopter
2023-    brunei darussalam Brunei Shell Petroleum
2023-    china CMIG Leasing
2023-    france Aéronautique Navale
2023-    france Heli-Union
2023-    ACH160 saudi arabia The Helicopter Company
2023-    united arab emirates Falcon Aviation Services
2023-    usa PHI Inc
2024-    china GDAT
2024-    france Gendarmerie Nationale
2024-    ireland Milestone Aviation
2027 H160M france Aviation Légère de l'Armée de Terre
2028 H160M france Aéronautique Navale
2028 H160M france Armée de l'Air

  Global Distribution of H160


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