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In service since 2015, the H175 belongs to the super medium class of helicopters, and addresses several missions, including:

  • Offshore crew change
  • Public services
  • Search and rescue
  • Private and business aviation

After just three years in service, the H175 is already taking customers to the next level in comfort, efficiency and cost effectiveness. 

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World record-setter

The H175 already is a record-setter, establishing a time-to-climb record of 6,000 meters in 6 min., 54 s. and a time-to-climb record of 3,000 meters in 3 min. 10 s.

Aircraft

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

CHC signs HCare full-by-the-hour contract for H175

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:

  • 4-axis autopilot
  • Rig’N Fly automatic oil platform approach mode
  • Localizer performance with vertical guidance (LPV)
  • Synthetic vision system (SVS)
  • Health & usage monitoring system (HUMS)
  • Helicopter flight data monitoring (HFDM)
  • Alerting and failure management system
  • Helicopter terrain awareness and warning system (HTAWS)
  • Traffic collision avoidance system (TCAS II)
  • Automated dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B out)
  • Unrivalled pilot assistance with Helionix® avionics suite

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.

Missions

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

The H175 is the multi-purpose answer for public services and the first responder for search and rescue missions.

With more than 20 certified cabin layouts with easy role change, the H175 is able to perform missions including:

  • Law enforcement
  • Border patrol
  • Search and rescue (SAR)
  • Emergency medical services (EMS)
  • Firefighting
  • Government and VIP transportation
  • Utility

In public services operations the H175 is a high performer, offering the greatest endurance (more than five hours), longest range, and highest cruise speed in its class, with a standard fuel tank capacity of more than two tonnes.

The highly capable automatic flight control system – which is evolved from the proven automatic flight control system (AFCS) on the H225 – offers exceptional hovering precision and stability.

For SAR duties, the rotorcraft can be configured with a SAR operator’s console, cabin-mounted medical equipment, an external winch, and oversized bubble observer windows to assist the search process, and a search and weather radar, among others. A side-mounted searchlight, along with up to six under-fuselage lights, provide area illumination, which are completed by main- and tail-rotor lighting for use when manoeuvring near obstacles. 

For law enforcement missions, the H175 is ready for both day and night operations with night vision goggle capability, searchlight, and forward-looking infrared. Its large cabin is suited to a variety of missions, while large doors facilitate easy egress. Fast-roping and rappelling on both sides of the aircraft and a chin-mounted electro-optical system offer additional operational advantages.

 

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.

Please visit our dedicated website to find out more.

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Technical Data

Performance

Cruise speed 267 km/h
Max range  1,083 km
Max endurance 5h45min
HOGE @TOP 1,656 m

Engine

Engine type 2 x Pratt & Whitney PT6C-67E
Takeoff power 1,324 kW / 1,776 shp

Characteristics

MTOW 7,800 kg
EEW (O&G) 4,717 kg
External cargo 3,083 kg
Standard fuel tank 2,067 kg
Passengers up to 18
Pilots 2

Performance

cruise speed 144 kts
Max range  585 NM
Max endurance 5h45min
HOGE @TOP 5,433 ft

Engine

Engine type 2 x Pratt & Whitney PT6C-67E
Takeoff power 1,324 kW / 1,776 shp

Characteristics

MTOW 17,196 lb
EEW (O&G) 10,399 lb
External cargo 6,797 lb
Standard fuel tank 4,555 lb
Passengers up to 18
Pilots 2

Configurations

16 seats

16 seats

The two pilot and 16-passenger configuration is ideal for offshore transport. With comfortable leg room and natural light, flying in the H175 is a pleasure.

18 seats

18 seats

The two pilot and 18-passenger layout is another option for offshore transport. A true jetliner with the advantages of a helicopter, this configuration is equally suited to commercial passenger transport.

Offshore rescue with seatray

Offshore rescue with seatray

The 2 pilots and 8 crews is ideal to rescue. Equipped with the seatray, the cabin is protected from sea salt.

Optimized for search and rescue

Optimized for search and rescue

The 2 pilots and 6 crews is ideal for search and rescue. Equipped with the cabin console and the stretcher, the crew will have room to provide first aid to rescues.

8 seats for private and business aviation

8 seats for private and business aviation

The 2 pilots and 8 passengers is ideal for commuting and travelling. With comfortable leg room and data connection makes flying in the H175 a pleasure.

10 seats for private and business aviation

10 seats for private and business aviation

The 2 pilots and 10 passengers is ideal for commuting and travelling. With comfortable leg room and data connection makes flying in the H175 a pleasure.

More than 20 cabin layouts are available. For more information, please contact the Airbus Helicopters sales department

H175 news

CHC Helicopter’s H175 to become first helicopter delivered with new digital logcards

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Babcock reports successful first year of H175 operations in Timor

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Chinese Ministry of Transport selects the H175 for search and rescue operations

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Airbus Helicopters showcases EMS capabilities at Helitech 2018

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Hong Kong’s Government Flying Service receive first H175s in public services configuration

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Pegaso firms up H175 follow-on order

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Photos and videos

Airbus H175 tail close up static display at Paris Air Show 2019 - Day 4    
Airbus H175 NHV static display at Paris Airshow 2019 - Day 4    
Static Display at Paris Airshow 2019 - Day 3    
H175 NHV close up at Paris Air Show 2019 - Day 2    
Ministry Of Interior Ukraine And Airbus Helicopters Signature at Paris Airshow - PAS2019 Day 1    
H175 NHV Static display at Paris Air Show 2019 - Day 0    
Airbus Helicopters flying in formation to celebrate 50-year anniversary    
Formation flight with Airbus Helicopters: 50-year celebration    
Airbus Helicopters formation flight – 50-year anniversary    
Airbus Helicopters flying in formation to celebrate 50-year anniversary    
CHC Helicopter’s H175 to become first helicopter delivered with new digital logcards    
Babcock reports successful first year of H175 operations in Timor    
Chinese Ministry of Transport selects the H175 for search and rescue operations    
Heliholland's H175 at Helitech International 2018    
Chinese Ministry of Transport selects the H175 for search and rescue operations    
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H175 in Public Services Configuration    
H175 in Public Services Configuration    
H175 in Public Services Configuration    
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Airbus Helicopters formation flight: 50-year anniversary      
Airbus Helicopters formation flight – 50th anniversary celebration      
Airbus Helicopters formation flight – 50-year celebration      
H175 Video Presentation      
Hong Kong’s Government Flying Service receives first H175s in public services configuration      
GFS - H175 SAR      
Final countdown to the 2015 Paris Air Show      
H175: A quiet approach      

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