Originally designated as X4, the aircraft was re-named as the H160. The X4 had been originally launched at the end of 2011.

The twin-engined type (powered by the Turbomeca 1,100 shp/820 shp Arrano 1A engine) is a replacement for the Dauphin family of aircraft.

The H160 is Airbus Helicopters’ first production use of its 'Blue Edge' main rotor blades. The aircraft has a Fenestron shrouded tail rotor, which is canted at 12°, together with a Biplane Stabilizer with staggered placement of the dual-level, interconnected stabilizers. The aircraft also uses Airbus Helicopters’ Helionix avionics suite and electrically powerered landing gear.

Source: "Airbus Says Hello to the H160", Mike Hirschberg, VERTIFLITE May/June 2015, Pages 8-9

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Airbus Helicopters

Primary manufacturer: Airbus Helicopters

Parent type: Airbus Helicopters H160

Aircraft status: In development

Configuration

Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: Fenestron/Shrouded tail rotor

Crew required: 2

Crew seating: Side-by-side

Landing gear: Wheels (all retractable)

Overall Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 2

Engine designation: Turbomeca Arrano 1A turbine

Engine manufacturer: Turbomeca

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

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