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Best of the H160 demo tour

Best of the H160 demo tour

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Las Vegas - Dallas - Houston - New York - Trenton

After three days on display at HAI Heli-Expo 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada, the H160 embarked on a three-month long demo tour across the United States to introduce future customers to what it offers in terms of a new flight experience for pilots and passengers.

The H160's first stop was the North Las Vegas airport, followed by two stops in Texas. The tour concluded in New York City and Trenton, New Jersey in late May 2018.

Each step of the way, participants received a comprehensive explanation of the H160 and its innovations, not just in terms of technology, but also regarding its 24-week time-to-market production cycle and its lighter paperless maintenance plan. 

Here is a look at the tour's highlights.

 

Trenton, New Jersey

On the 25th of May, the H160 wrapped up its customer demos in Trenton, New Jersey. Over four days, 52 customers, including 23 pilots got a taste of the H160 flight experience. Watch below to hear what they had to say about it.

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Demo tour 22 May 2018

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The H160 wrapped up its customer demos with a last stop in Trenton, New Jersey.

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Searchable 29 May 2018

H160 demo tour

The H160 wrapped up its customer demos with a last stop in Trenton, New Jersey.

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H160 Demo Tour Trenton

The H160 wrapped up its customer demos with a last stop in Trenton, New Jersey.

New York City

The H160 stopped in New York City on 21 May 2018 for a sightseeing tour before heading to Trenton, New Jersey for three days of customer demo flights. 

Cleaner and quieter, the H160 was designed to blend seamlessly into the urban landscape. Passengers and city dwellers will appreciate the low sound levels made possible by the Blue Edge blade and signature Fenestron technologies. The H160’s panoramic windows offer passengers an unforgettable view over Manhattan. 

Houston, Texas + Recap

The H160’s third stop on its North American Demo Tour was Dallas, Texas. The following video documents the helicopter’s journey from Las Vegas, Nevada to Dallas, Texas and then on to Houston.

Over the course of these three stops, the H160 performed 27 customer demo flights totaling more than 27 hours of flight time. More than 130 people flew with 60 pilots taking control.

Dallas, Texas 14-16 March

Several dozen customers – including 21 pilots who experienced the right-seat position – flew in the new Airbus H160 rotorcraft during a stop in Dallas, Texas as part of its demonstration tour across North America.

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Passengers aboard the Airbus H160 praised the rotary-wing aircraft’s stability and smoothness as the demonstration helicopter made a stopover in Dallas, Texas

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The Airbus H160 prototype flies toward AT&T Stadium, home of the National Football League’s Dallas Cowboys, while on a demonstration tour across North America

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Several dozen customers – including 21 pilots who experienced the right-seat position – flew in the new Airbus H160 prototype during a stop in Dallas, Texas as part of its demonstration tour across North America

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The Airbus H160, on a demonstration tour across North America, made a stop in Dallas, Texas, where the new helicopter showcased its handling qualities, safety features, and elevated levels of comfort

Las Vegas, 2-3 March

A total of 12 flights were performed in Las Vegas over two days with 18 pilots and 42 customer representatives. Watch what they had to say about their H160 experience:

Customer feedback from the Las Vegas leg

 

After HAI Heli-Expo 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada, the H160 took off for the North Vegas airport for two days of flight demos. Hear what the passengers and pilots had to say after their flight. Read less Read more

"After 20 years as a pilot, this was a moving experience."

A demo flight in pictures

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Sunrise in Las Vegas, the H160 coming out of its hangar for a day of flight demos.

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The H160 getting ready for a day of demo flights in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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H160 Flight test pilot Olivier Gensse explaining the H160’s cockpit layout.

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Olivier Gensse explaining that it takes two minutes from engine start-up for the H160 to be ready to take-off.

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A post-flight briefing around the H160 after a demo flight in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Flight test pilot and engineer at the end of a day of showing off all of the capabilities built into the H160.

“Very impressed with recovery, One Engine Inoperative capability, performance class 1 takeoff capability, and the automatic flight modes.”

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Video highlights

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The H160 kicks off its North American demo tour at the Grand Canyon      
The H160 loving Las Vegas      
H160 Dancing on Air      

"Brilliant ideas for maintenance accessibility."

H160 over the Grand Canyon

The H160 lands in Las Vegas, kicking off Airbus’ presence at Heli-Expo    
The H160 above the Grand Canyon    
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