Designed as a multi-role helicopter capable of performing a wide range of missions – such as offshore transportation, emergency medical services, private and business aviation, as well as public services – the highly-flexible H160 integrates Airbus’ latest innovations.
The 12-seat H160 can access a large number of offshore platforms thanks to its 15.7-metre D-value (largest dimension of the helicopter used for helideck assessment).
The H160 relies on an embedded monitoring system and a redundancy of sensors, and can be maintained autonomously far from base. When designing the H160, a particular emphasis was placed on corrosion robustness, specifically for oil and gas missions over the sea.
The H160 goes beyond IOGP regulations with push-out windows that exceed the Type IV requirement and an emergency floatation system that is certified for Sea State 6 with irregular waves.
Offshore pilots also will appreciate the enhanced visibility in the cockpit, as well as Rig’N Fly – an avionics enhancement designed to provide automatic rig approaches for offshore operations.
Helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS)
With the largest cabin in its class, wide opening sliding door and positionable stretcher capacity, the H160 is the next generation high intensive care helicopter ideal for long distance critical patient or neonatal intensive care system transport.
The low level of vibration experienced even at maximum cruise speed, flat attitude in flight, powerful air conditioning, and reduced downwash, ensure comfort during patient loading and unloading. Medical personnel also benefit from the comfort provided by the H160, with a spacious and fully-equipped cabin that allows them to access the patient and cabin cargo with ease.
Airbus works with a wide range of EMS outfitters for the interior cabin layout. Depending on the EMS kit, the cabin can accommodate several configurations, seating arrangements, stretcher models and medical material.
The H160 was designed to perform public services missions, such as search and rescue and law enforcement, with features that include hoist, cameras, loudspeakers, an electro-optical system and human extraction capabilities – along with additional equipment to facilitate the most demanding search and rescue (SAR) missions. The cargo compartment is accessible from the large cabin, easing daily operations and the storage of equipment.
With unrivalled nose-up attitude when the H160 is in hover flight phase, the H160 is ideal for public service missions. In addition, its four-axis autopilot, and fast (less than two minutes) and reliable automatic starting sequence, answer the operator’s needs during critical operations.
Private and business aviation
With its class-leading combination of range, speed, and reliability, the ACH160 version of Airbus’ H160 helicopter can transport up to 10 passengers with a maximum endurance of 4 hours and 30 minutes.
The ACH160 wraps its passengers in comfort, providing pampering, privacy and freedom, with an interior that offers everything except compromise.
With the ACH160 and other corporate helicopter versions, Airbus provides best-in-class corporate and VIP transport solutions – including tailored completions with top quality materials and craftsmanship, as well as the highest standards of customer care and service.
- Visit the ACH website for more information on the ACH160 and the Airbus Corporate Helicopters product line.