Airbus H160
Helicopter Airbus H160

Helicopter Airbus H160. Photo. Story. Characteristics.


The first mention of the helicopter appeared in 2011 year. The novelty was to attract the attention of potential future buyers, increase the interest in the new model and to advertise the new development. Four years later, a prototype helicopter on display in Orlando (Florida, USA).

Airbus H160

Firstly, the development of X-4 brush up on the official name of H-160. The body design was borrowed from a helicopter model AS 365 and it is manufactured using newer technologies of composite materials. Release H160 significantly change the market conditions in demand for medium helicopters, which is dominated by the company Agustawestland the most popular model GW-139As well as company Sikorsky models and C-76 Bell 412.

The helicopter is primarily intended to serve the oil and gas fields, as well as rescue operations for the detection of missing people (SAR), as for the delivery of health care personnel and evacuate the wounded and sick patients, corporate and VIP-transport.

Airbus H160 photo

H160 helicopter belongs to medium-class models with a body weight ranging from 5 6 up tons and can carry up to 12 passengers. The use of composites for the production of the fuselage of the helicopter allowed to reduce fuel consumption and operating costs on 15-20%. Airbus has used 68 new patents in the production of the helicopter. New technology for manufacturing composite body has been implemented in production in Germany.

Airbus H160 cabin

Changed constructive ends of the propeller of the helicopter, introduced at the current model helicopter, but work is being done to 2007 years. Changed the blade due to the new form will allow to reduce the sound pressure 3-4 dB and improved performance characteristics. Through the use of a new form of blades, increased capacity at 100 kg. Changes angle 12 * frontal position of the blades on the helicopter load capacity increased 40 kg.

Airbus H160 blades

The use of a combined five-blade main rotor with a change in the gear ratio significantly improved the handling of the helicopter, eliminating the need to install heavy active vibrating systems. With controls. High efficiency was demonstrated by a new system of horizontal stabilizer biplane. Significantly increasing the maneuverability of the model at low speeds. To increase the carrying capacity of the helicopter, Airbus engineers replaced the hydraulic chassis control system with an electric one, which allows more efficient control of the vehicle during take-offs and landings. Implemented a simplified control system for main transmission. The reserve system of fuel and lubricants supply was installed, which significantly increased the reliability of the main units

The helicopter is equipped with engines of Tyrbomeca. In the cockpit avionics installed Helionix, which has established itself as a reliable equipment for helicopters EC 145 T2 and CM 175. All flight information is displayed on the multifunction display 4.

Airbus H160 seats

Tests on the enhanced program model H160 scheduled for April-May 2015 years.


Helicopter Airbus H160. Gallery.

Helicopter Airbus H160 on helipadHelicopter Airbus H160 in aviagarazheHelicopter Airbus H160 aviagarazhe in a side view

Helicopter Airbus H160 in flight view from aboveHelicopter Airbus H160 closeupHelicopter in flight Airbus H160 two vessels

Helicopter Airbus H160 in aviagarazhe front viewHelicopter Airbus H160 in flight side viewHelicopter air show in the Airbus H160

Helicopter air show Airbus H160 on a sideHelicopter Airbus H160 after takeoff from runway view from aboveHelicopter Airbus H160 control panel




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