With the latest aircraft technology and enhanced safety features, Airbus’ H130 is a reference for challenging missions that range from tourism and private/business aviation to emergency medical services and aerial work.

Tourism: a premium flight experience

As one of the quietest helicopters in the skies, the H130 sets the standard for tourism operations worldwide. Its very low external sound level is 6 dB below the ICAO requirement and remains quieter than the most restrictive limits defined for flights over national parks, wildlife reservations and urban areas.

The wide, unobstructed cabin accommodates the pilot and up to seven passengers, providing outstanding visibility through a large wrap-around windscreen and wide windows.

With the open-space cabin, passengers enjoy spectacular views from their forward-facing seats. Rear passengers are comfortably seated on a raised theatre-style platform.

In addition to the H130’s ample cabin room and panoramic seating, the active vibration control system and improved air conditioning contribute to the H130’s unbeatable level of comfort. This rotorcraft also offers the most economical operating cost per seat in its class.



The emergency medical services partner

Due to its exceptional cabin size and multiple dedicated medical configurations, the H130 is the single-engine helicopter of reference for air ambulance missions. The wide and unobstructed cabin with large sliding doors enables easy loading and unloading of stretchers. Doctors and paramedics have ample space to care for patients during flight and they have full access to every side of the patient during flight.

The low internal sound level, low vibration level and bright cabin serve to reassure the patient and passengers, and contribute to the comfort of all on board. The flat cabin floor offers an adaptable environment to install both sensitive and bulky medical equipment. Depending on the configuration, the aircraft can accommodate up to two pilots, one stretcher, and up to three medical crew members.

Airbus’ Fenestron® shrouded tail rotor enhances safety in flight and when manoeuvring close to obstacles, while adding a level of security for people, personnel and patients when near, and on, the ground.


Private and business aviation

The ACH130 version of Airbus’ H130 rotorcraft combines a unique passenger-focused design, exceptional single-engine performance and first-class quality and comfort – making it highly popular with private and business aviation customers worldwide.

  • Visit the ACH website for more information on the ACH130 and the Airbus Corporate Helicopters product line.

Aerial work

The H130’s high performance level makes this helicopter highly suitable for a full range of aerial work missions.

When using the new sling with a 1,500-kg./3,307-lb. load capacity, the pilot benefits from excellent visibility – even in long-line operations. During cargo transportation, the large cabin accommodates wide loads, while the H130 remains remarkably stable thanks to the design of its landing gear and large horizontal stabiliser.

The Fenestron® shrouded tail rotor contributes to the helicopter’s excellent handling qualities while preventing the tail rotor blades
from striking obstacles when landing or manoeuvring in confined areas. This proven tail rotor design also provides additional safety for people on the ground.


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