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 is 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
united arab emirates Falcon Aviation Services
france Aéronautique Navale
Construction Numbers on database of H160 or its versions


Construction Numbers

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C/NBuilt asYearHistory
mockup FR mockup : 04oct17 pictured at London Excel for Helitech 2017
PT1 2015 FR F-WWOG : H160 prototype, P&WC engines; 28may15 first ground test+
first flight at Marignane
PT2 2016 FR F-WWPL : Airbus Helicopters France #02; 27jan16 pictured (pic1) +
winter campaign at Yellowknife, Canada
04sep17 pictured (pic2) aboard Mistral in Toulon during+
21feb18 in Las Vegas for Heli Expo 2018
01mar18 pictured (pic3) departing the Las Vegas Convent+
demo tour in Dallas/Fort Worth
demo tour arrived at Sugar Land, TX
21jun19 pictured (pic4) with French Prime Minister Edou+
Sep19 trials with French DGA in Southern France with A4+
PT3 2017 FR F-WWPA : Airbus Helicopters France #03 f/f Marignane First H160+
Dec17 painted in carbon design livery
2018 FR F-WWOR : First serial H160 f/f at Marignane, 17dec18 demo flig+
pictured in cold weather certification program in Finl+
UK ? : Babcock (MCS France?) d/d 2020
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