A smooth and powerful aircraft
The H175 combines a long range with smooth flight qualities, excellent payload and cabin comfort.
The H175’s long air-conditioned cabin provides the most volume and window surface per passenger in its class. A maximum of four passengers can be seated per row. Vibration and sound levels are low, even at high cruise speeds.
Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PT6 engine – the PT6C 67E – the H175 benefits from strong performance and large power reserves, which support efficiency and safety during take-off and landing, rig approach, hovering and hoisting.
Contributing to its competitive edge is the recommended cruise speed of 150 kts and the fast cruise speed of 160 kts; hover out of ground effect (HOGE) with a maximum 7.8-tonne take-off weight at 5,800 ft in ISA+20°C conditions; and extensive power reserve and heli-deck performance (PC1) at maximum take-off weight in ISA+20°C conditions.
The H175 already is a record-setter, establishing a time-to-climb record of 6,000 metres in 6 min., 54 s.; and a time-to-climb record of 3,000 metres in 3 min. 10 s.
The economical performer, taking you farther and faster
The H175's new Helionix® avionics suite and integrated 4-axis autopilot, derived from the H225, provide the highest levels of safety and mission flexibility.
Meeting the latest international standards, Helionix reduces pilot workload through unrivalled situational awareness, improved flight envelope protection and system redundancy.
The dual-duplex 4-axis automatic flight control system (AFCS) ensures flight precision and stability during flight, even in the harshest weather conditions. Its functions include new automatic modes such as automatic recovery in the event of pilot disorientation, easier final approaches (particularly at low heights to prevent terrain collision), a hands-off one-engine failure management mode, and a Rig N’ Fly mode for approaches to rigs. The TCAS II for automatic collision avoidance additionally supports flight safety.
The intuitive human-machine interface further reduces pilot workload and has an innovative self-monitoring and alerting system backed by audio warnings.
Designed with safety in mind
The H175 was conceived from the start to offer the highest safety levels in all flight modes. The helicopter complies with – or exceeds – the latest CS29 airworthiness standards, with the oil and gas version incorporating all of the safety and mission recommendations of the IOGP (International Association of Oil & Gas Producers).
To achieve these standards, the helicopter has fully-redundant systems; crashworthiness protection; energy-absorbing landing gear, seats, structure and fuel tanks; and emergency floatation devices, which can be inflated in flight or automatically at ditching.
The emergency floatation system is certified at Sea State 6 conditions, with the high water-line reducing the capsizing risk.
The offshore configuration includes:
For passenger safety, quick and easy egress is provided through extra-large push-out windows that exceed EASA Type IV emergency egress size requirements, while each passenger is seated at a maximum of one seat from an egress exit.
On-ground safety is provided by the rotorcraft’s high-set tail rotor with a 2.3-metre ground clearance to facilitate movement around the aircraft – especially during operations on landing pads. Passenger boarding is enhanced by the real-time view provided by a tail-fin-mounted forward-looking camera, monitored from the cockpit display.
An autonomous cockpit camera can record cockpit crew actions and replay missions for training and procedure improvement purposes.
Oil and gas
Designed with the support of oil companies and helicopter operators, the H175 offers cost competitiveness, performance and new standards of safety and comfort.Designed with the support of oil companies and helicopter operators, the H175 is an ideal workforce airliner for offshore transportation.
The H175 can operate at its full payload in 90 percent of the world’s oil and gas destinations. It provides the best payload range-per-passenger/radius-of-action (RoA) in the medium-class helicopter category.
With 16 passengers aboard in an oil and gas configuration, it can fly to distances of 162 nautical miles RoA, increasing to 218 nautical miles RoA when 12 passengers are carried, with no auxiliary fuel tank required. In a higher density configuration, it can carry as many as 18 passengers up to 130 nautical miles RoA.
The H175 also has a high power margin in one engine inoperative (OEI) conditions. The helicopter can perform Performance Class 1 takeoffs and landings at MTOW in ISA+20°C conditions from a 75 ft.-high platform.
Passengers will enjoy the high level of comfort: space, light, low noise and vibration level. The H175 is a new generation of helicopter for passenger transportation.
Pilots will appreciate the superior level of automation such as the Airbus Rig’N Fly automatic rig approach function, the intuitiveness of Helionix® and the advantages of the situational awareness.
The H175 offers best in-class cabin volume and competitiveness at the lowest MTOW while delivering payload and range without compromise.
Public services and search and rescue
Long-distance inter-hospital transfer flights are well within the H175’s EMS capabilities. A class 1 high-speed double hoist aids critical pick-up of patients, while the spacious 4-metre-long cabin with a full flat floor facilitates the use of stretchers. Flexible cabin arrangements include a cabin-cockpit separation curtain and a medical wall, while direct access to the large rear cargo compartment aids rescue operations. A Sea State 6-certified emergency floatation system and a drip tray give added protection during water rescues. The night vision-compatible cockpit allows for after-dark operations.
At maximum weight, the H175 can perform a hover out of ground effect (HOGE) at ISA+20°C up to an altitude of 5,800 ft. It also has a high power margin in one engine inoperative (OEI) conditions. These margins constitute an important guarantee of safety during hoist operations and enable the H175 to maintain hover flight or a rate of climb better than 500 ft./min. in ISA+20°C conditions at sea level.
The highly rated engine can perform long and safe hoists with the possibility of extending power up to 30 minutes, continuously, and up to 50 minutes, cumulatively, during one flight.
Private and business aviation
The ACH175 is the new standard in business aviation.
The ACH175 is Airbus Corporate Helicopters’ most luxurious, spacious and exclusive offering, providing a jet-like experience and outstanding comfort in a business helicopter. Designed in collaboration with major helicopter operators, the ACH175 is the definitive modern aircraft suited to the most demanding environments.
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More than 20 cabin layouts are available. For more information, please contact the Airbus Helicopters sales department.