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The H160 leads the way in the industrial transformation at Airbus

The H160 leads the way in the industrial transformation at Airbus

Along with the “H Generation” of products comes an industrial “revolution” in helicopter manufacturing. The intent is to bring more agility, quality, standardization and competitiveness to the way helicopters are manufactured at Airbus, for the benefit of our customers. Just months away from the beginning of initial operations of the brand new H160 final assembly… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 10-Jul-17

ACSS to supply TCAS for Airbus H160

ACSS to supply TCAS for Airbus H160

ACSS, an L3 and Thales Company, announced today that its T3CAS® Integrated Surveillance System has been selected by Airbus Helicopters as standard equipment for its new H160 medium-lift, multi-role commercial transport helicopter. ACSS’s T3CAS provides situational awareness and collision avoidance protection to more than 15,000 aircraft worldwide. This marks the first time T3CAS has been selected… Read more »

Source: L3 Aviation Products, 04-Jul-17

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Airbus picks H160 composite supplier

Airbus picks H160 composite supplier

Hexcel Corporation (NYSE: HXL) will extend its 40-year partnership with Airbus Helicopters by supplying composite materials for the new H160 helicopter. Hexcel’s reinforcements, prepregs, adhesives and honeycomb materials have been selected for the H160’s composite fuselage structures and main rotor blades. The H160 was designed by Airbus Helicopters to create added value for customers in… Read more »

Source: Hexcel, 29-Jun-17

Airbus spotlights latest rotorcraft technologies at Rotorcraft Asia

Airbus spotlights latest rotorcraft technologies at Rotorcraft Asia

Airbus Helicopters will showcase its comprehensive range of rotary wing products and technologies at next week’s Rotorcraft Asia.  The inaugural tradeshow dedicated to the growing Asia Pacific helicopter market, will take place at Singapore’s Changi Exhibition Centre from 18 to 20 April 2017. Taking centre stage as the largest exhibitor at this regional event, Airbus… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 18-Apr-17

Airbus H160 program update

Airbus H160 program update

Airbus Helicopters told HeliHub.com recently that the H160 program is on schedule and they seem very pleased with progress.  They are unable to release a prototype from the testing phase for Heli-Expo, but they have a Virtual Reality simulation on their booth in Dallas in place of an actual airframe. We have separated our update into… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Mar-17

Airbus releases 2016 production numbers

Airbus releases 2016 production numbers

Airbus Helicopters delivered 418 rotorcraft in 2016, a five percent increase compared with 2015, against a challenging market backdrop. The company strengthened its lead on the civil and parapublic helicopter market while maintaining its position on the military market. Airbus Helicopters logged gross orders for 388 helicopters in 2016, a stable performance compared to the… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 27-Jan-17

Nordam to supply H160 cockpit windows

Nordam to supply H160 cockpit windows

Nordam Transparency Group COO T. Hastings Siegfried today announced a new $10 million, 15-year contract as the exclusive supplier of front and lower cockpit windows for the recently unveiled Airbus Helicopters H160. Under the agreement, Nordam’s U.S. Transparency facility, 7018 N. Lakewood Ave., will manufacture 50 shipsets to contain four rotorcraft transparencies: two lateral and… Read more »

Source: Nordam, 16-Aug-16

Falcon Aviation signs LOI for one H160

Falcon Aviation signs LOI for one H160

Airbus Helicopters and Falcon Aviation have signed a letter of intent for a VIP version of the H160 in a private ceremony today at Ebace. “The H160 is a natural choice as it embodies our company’ standards of high quality, safety and innovation” said Capt. Raman Oberoi, COO of Falcon Aviation. “The H160 is to… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 26-May-16

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Airbus reveals H160 VIP interior at EBACE 2016

Airbus reveals H160 VIP interior at EBACE 2016

​Airbus Helicopters presents an exclusive first glimpse of the H160 VIP version at this year’s EBACE meeting in Geneva, which is being held from May 24-26. Customers will have the ​​opportunity to experience some of its features like its exclusive cabin interior, electrical footstep and hinged doors thanks to a virtual reality immersion tool. “After… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 24-May-16

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Airbus pick Donaldson for H160 Inlet Barrier Filter

Airbus pick Donaldson for H160 Inlet Barrier Filter

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a business unit of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), has received a contract from Airbus Helicopters to produce its innovative Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) element for the new Airbus Helicopters flagship H160 medium twin-engine helicopter. Selection of the IBF element for the H160 represents a decision by Airbus Helicopters to offer… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 01-Mar-16

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Airbus takes five helicopters to Heli-Expo, and two more in VR

Airbus takes five helicopters to Heli-Expo, and two more in VR

Industry stakeholders will be invited to see the world of Airbus Helicopters’ from a new perspective at the Heli Expo trade show from March 1-3 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY. Airbus Helicopters will be highlighting its wide range of products and services with a strong lineup of five aircraft, including the H125… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 29-Feb-16

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Airbus expects H160 simulator prior to customer deliveries

Airbus expects H160 simulator prior to customer deliveries

Airbus Helicopters has partnered with Thales and Helisim to develop and deploy the full flight simulator (FFS) for the H160. In line with the “born ready” strategy implemented by the H160 since the beginning of its development, the FFS will be available to support the H160’s entry into service. This partnership between experienced and recognized companies will… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 10-Feb-16

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First flight for second H160

First flight for second H160

The H160’s second prototype took off today in Marignane, kicking off a busy 2016 for the H160 as it pursues its flight test program with two prototypes. The second prototype is the first H160 to fly with the Turbomeca Arrano engines. PT1 had accumulated more than 75 hours of flight testing by the end of… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 29-Jan-16

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Turbomeca Arrano engine flies for first time in H160

Turbomeca Arrano engine flies for first time in H160

The first flight of Turbomeca’s (Safran) Arrano engine, powering the Airbus Helicopters H160, took place today at the manufacturer’s Marignane plant. The Arrano engine met the performance expected for the first flight, during the flight of the second H160 flight test vehicle (PT2). Commented program Vice-President Cyrille Ressejac-Duparc, “This first flight test marks a major… Read more »

Source: Safran, 29-Jan-16

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Top 10 stories on HeliHub.com in 2015

Top 10 stories on HeliHub.com in 2015

In 2015, we published a total of 3,298 news stories on HeliHub.com to keep the global helicopter industry fully up-to-date with the news from all corners of our planet – approximately 13 stories every working day of the year.  We publish a wide range of stories, some from press releases, others from postings made by… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Jan-16

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Second H160 prototype to fly before year end

Second H160 prototype to fly before year end

The H160 mock-up is making its British debut today at Helitech, as the program steadily pursues its flight test campaign. The first prototype flights are progressing according to plan and the aircraft has already reached a maximum speed of 175 kts and an altitude of 10 000 feet. As the validation of technical parameters is… Read more »

Source: Air Bus, 07-Oct-15

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New dynamic testing method at Airbus brings helicopters to market quickly

New dynamic testing method at Airbus brings helicopters to market quickly

An astonishing new building was recently unveiled at the Marignane plant in southern France. Built in under a year, the giant cylinder known as DHC0–Dynamic Helicopter Zero–now makes it possible to perform dynamic integration testing for the H160 and future helicopters in the Airbus Helicopters range. Gary Clark, head of vehicle test and integration at… Read more »

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Airbus Helicopters H160 Flight Test campaign launched

Airbus Helicopters H160 Flight Test campaign launched

Airbus Helicopters’ highly innovative H160 flew for the first time in Marignane on Saturday, 13 June, shortly after beginning its ground runs end of May. The aircraft flew for about 40 minutes in ground effect that allowed the flight test team to check the overall behavior of the aircraft and to verify the measurements. “The… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 19-Jun-15

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Airbus Helicopter Implements PTC PLM Solution for H160 development

Airbus Helicopter Implements PTC PLM Solution for H160 development

PTC® (Nasdaq: PTC), today announced that Airbus Helicopters, a division of Airbus Group, and the world’s No. 1 helicopter manufacturer, is using the PTC Windchill® PLM solution in the development of its newly unveiled H160 rotorcraft. The use of the PTC Windchill PLM backbone has enabled Airbus Helicopters to drive improvements in digital continuity and… Read more »

Source: PTC, 16-Jun-15

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Airbus Helicopters to show wide range at Paris Air Show

Airbus Helicopters to show wide range at Paris Air Show

Airbus Helicopters will be presenting four aircraft on the static display. The full scale representative model of the all-new highly innovative H160 will be presented for the first time in Europe. The H160 brings form and function together in a highly stylized rotorcraft, which integrates as many as 68 different Airbus Helicopters-patented technologies including the… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 12-Jun-15

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The HeliHub.com interview – Patrick Moncoutie, VP Arrano Programme, Turbomeca

The HeliHub.com interview – Patrick Moncoutie, VP Arrano Programme, Turbomeca

Turbomeca’s new engine, the Arrano, was one of two alternative originally selected for Airbus Helicopters new medium class helicopter, the X4 (now revealed by its new name as the H160). Recently, Airbus revealed that Turbomeca alone would be the engine to power the H160.   Andrew Drwiega (AD): What were the origins of the Arrano… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Mar-15

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Airbus Helicopter H160 (X4) Takes Centre Stage at Heli-Expo Opening

Airbus Helicopter H160 (X4) Takes Centre Stage at Heli-Expo Opening

The most anticipated event of this year’s Heli-Expo has happened – the reveal of the Airbus Helicopters X4 medium class helicopter, now to be known as the Airbus Helicopter H160. A large crowd assembled for the countdown with the reveal scheduled for 11am (local). During the launch Faury revealed that the H160 is the first… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Mar-15

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Turbomeca demonstrates new Arrano turboshaft will achieve target performance

Turbomeca demonstrates new Arrano turboshaft will achieve target performance

After a full year of ground tests, Turbomeca (Safran) has demonstrated that its new Arrano turboshaft will achieve anticipated performance levels in terms of power range and fuel consumption. Last month, Airbus Helicopters confirmed Turbomeca as sole engine-supplier for its ground-breaking H160 helicopter. Thanks to the Arrano’s flexible configuration and integration of leading-edge build technologies,… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 03-Mar-15

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Airbus Helicopters reveals the X4 name – call it the H160 from now on

Airbus Helicopters reveals the X4 name – call it the H160 from now on

In a razzamatazz of sound and lightsF Guillaume Faury has launched the H160 – the replacement for the Dauphin family.  The launch, with many convention attenders stopping to watch – and another 974 online – sees the first full composite airframe in the commercial market available to review.  It has more of a pointy nose… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Mar-15

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Turbomeca Arranco chosen as exclusive sole engine for Airbus X4

Turbomeca Arranco chosen as exclusive sole engine for Airbus X4

Airbus Helicopters has decided to retain Turbomeca’s Arrano (Safran) as exclusive engine for its new twin-engine X4 helicopter, currently under development. This decision marks a major achievement for Turbomeca and confirms the global competitiveness of its products and services, and more specifically the excellent technological and economic performance of the Arrano. In today’s market, this… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 19-Feb-15

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