Airbus’ H175 combines long range capabilities with smooth flight qualities, excellent payload and cabin comfort.
The H175’s extended, 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, contributing to a smooth flight.
Powered by two PT6C 67E versions of Pratt & Whitney Canada’s highly reliable PT6 engines, the H175 benefits from excellent performance and large power reserves, which support efficiency and safety during takeoff and landing, rig approach, hovering and hoisting.
Contributing to the H175’s competitive edge are its recommended cruise speed of 150 kts and fast cruise speed of 160 kts; the hover out of ground effect (HOGE) with a maximum 7.8-tonne takeoff weight at 5,800 ft in ISA+20°C conditions; and extensive power reserve and heli-deck performance (PC1) at maximum takeoff weight in ISA+20°C conditions.
With a standard fuel tank capacity over 2,000 kg, the H175 offers flexibility to operators in terms of range or endurance.
The H175's Helionix® avionics suite and integrated 4-axis autopilot – derived from Airbus’ H225 helicopter – 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 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, providing prevention against terrain collision), a hands-off one-engine failure management mode, and a Rig N’ Fly mode for approaches to gas/oil rigs. The TCAS II function for automatic collision avoidance also supports the helicopter’s overall flight safety.
An intuitive human-machine interface further reduces pilot workload and has an innovative self-monitoring and alerting system, backed by audio warnings.
Cockpit commonality offers multi-platform customers with training credits. The Airbus-designed Helionix avionics system is also incorporated on the company’s H135 and H145 helicopters, as well as the H160.