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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2020
Maiden Flight: 18 June 2015
Total Production: 15
Also Known As: ACH160 and X4
Origin: France
Corporations: Airbus Helicopters
Parent System: H160
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2020
Maiden Flight: 18 June 2015
Total Production: 184
Family Members: H160M Guepard
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Description: The Airbus Helicopters H160, formerly known as the X4, is a 5.5-to-6 ton, medium, twin-engine helicopter incorporating innovative technologies. The H160 is tailored for a wide range of applications, including oil and gas operations, emergency medical services, public services, business and private aviation. In July 2012, Airbus Helicopters selected the Pratt & Whitney PW210E and Turbomeca Arrano engines to power its new aircraft. In February 2015 the Arrano 1A engine was selected as the only power plant available for the X4 medium helicopter due to the need of a significant power increase. Airbus Helicopters' X4/H160 was presented to the public at HAI on March 3, 2015.

The H160 helicopter includes the largest-ever Fenestron shrouded tail rotor, which is also double-canted at 12-degree angles, further enhancing anti-torque control efficiency; and the all-new Biplane Stabilizer, whose unique design involves a staggered placement of the dual-level, interconnected stabilizers. These features offer improved performance and flight stability while facilitating pilot maneuvers and significantly reduces aerodynamic penalties in low-speed flight and hover. The H160 first flight is planned within 2015 and the entry into service is scheduled for 2018.

H160 Specifications

Crew: 1
Main Rotor Blades: 5
Number of Engines: 2
Passengers: 12
Max Range: 450 nautical mile (518 mile)
Min Range: 120 nautical mile (222 kilometer)
Cruise Speed: 160 knot (296 kph)
Max Takeoff Weight: 6,000 kilogram (13,228 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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H160 News

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17 Feb 2015 and 1 Jul 2020
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Wednesday, July 1, 2020Airbus H160 Helicopter Receives EASA Approval
Monday, February 10, 2020French Navy Orders Four Airbus H160 Search and Rescue Helicopters
Monday, July 22, 2019Airbus Sells an ACH160 Helicopter in the Philippines
Thursday, June 20, 2019Shenzhen Eastern GAC Places Order for an Airbus ACH160 Helicopter
Tuesday, December 18, 2018First Serial Airbus H160 Takes to the Skies
Thursday, March 1, 2018Babcock to Operate the First Fleet of H160s
First H160 Orders for the North American Market
Wednesday, November 15, 2017Falcon Aviation Services Signs Agreement for Three Additional Airbus H160 Helicopters
Tuesday, May 24, 2016Airbus Helicopters Launches the H160 VIP Version
Thursday, June 18, 2015H160 Helicopter Successfully Completes its First Flight

Operators & Related Equipment

Aircraft ordered by undisclosed customer (1)
Aircraft ordered by Shenzhen Eastern General Aviation Company (1)
French Navy for search and rescue missions (4)
Aircraft ordered by undisclosed customer (1)
United Arab Emirates3
Aircraft ordered by Falcon Aviation Services (3)
United Kingdom?
Aircraft ordered by Babcock (?)
United States of America4
Aircraft ordered by undisclosed customer (4)

Grand Total 147
Propulsion Systems
Arrano 1Ax2
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