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H160 (2)The entire design is based on one overriding goal: to create added value for customers in terms of performance, economic competitiveness, safety, and comfort. With reduced fuel consumption and perceived sound, the H160 is cleaner and quieter than others in its class, and allows customers to take a step towards reducing their environmental footprint.

Safety enhancer

Simple and intuitive to operate, innovative features such as simplified pre-flight checks and two-minute automatic start-up procedures make the H160 very easy to fly and to maintain. Helionix’s accrued pilot assistance reduces crew workload, and the helicopter’s exceptional handling and external visibility, contribute to greater situational awareness, enabling pilots to focus on the mission at hand.

Safety is also enhanced with integration of the first-ever computerized rotorcraft flight manual (C-RFM), providing the crew with essential information about the aircraft’s performance in accordance with the conditions of the day, the optional equipment, and the desired flight profile.

Technical Information

Technical Information Content

Crew + passengers 1 or 2 pilots + up to 12 passengers
Maximum take-off weight 6,050 kg
Useful load Up to 2,000 kg
Standard fuel capacity 1,120 kg
2 x Safran Helicopter Engines Arrano 1A
Recommended cruise speed 255 km/h
Max range with standard fuel tanks 880 km
Max endurance with standard fuel tanks 4 h 30 min
Flight envelope (temperature) -20°C to ISA +37°C limited to 50°C
Max flight altitude 6,096 m
Hover ceiling IGE 2,835 m


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, and public services – the highly-flexible H160 integrates Airbus’ latest innovations.

  • Offshore Transportation

    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).

    Oil GasThe 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 will also 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.

  • Public Services

    GendermarieThe 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

    Ach160 In FlightWith 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.



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