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Maiden flight for Airbus Helicopters new H160.

Maiden flight for Airbus Helicopters new H160.

The first serial-production H160 performed a flight demonstration at the Airbus Helicopters base in Marignane yesterday (17 December) after a seven-year development process. Three previous prototype aircraft have already accumulated more than 1,000 flight hours. The H160 will be delivered

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50th anniversary of the trademark Fenestron

50th anniversary of the trademark Fenestron

On the 12th of April 1968, the first Fenestron, invented by Paul Fabre and René Mouille, took to the skies on the second prototype of the Gazelle. It has since become emblematic of Sud Aviation, Aerospatiale, Eurocopter and now Airbus helicopters

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Airbus Helicopters UK is growing, ACH nets six orders in 2017

Airbus Helicopters UK is growing, ACH nets six orders in 2017

Airbus Helicopter’s UK division netted 14 civil helicopter orders in 2017. Six of the orders were signed by Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) – making it the most successful Airbus subsidiary in the UK just a year after its launch. Four

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Babcock to operate the first fleet of H160s

Babcock to operate the first fleet of H160s

Las Vegas, 1 March 2018 – Babcock is set to become the global launch customer for the H160 after signing a five year frame agreement for the purchase of a fleet of H160s. The fleet of H160s is destined for

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H160 sets off on a North American demo tour

H160 sets off on a North American demo tour

As Heli-Expo draws to a close, the Las Vegas experience for the H160 is about to take off as the aircraft is set to perform a North American demo tour starting in Las Vegas. The second H160 prototype will offer

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H160 coming to Heli-Expo

H160 coming to Heli-Expo

The Airbus H160 Prototype will be on display at Heli-Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada next week – marking the first time the prototype helicopter has been on display at an international airshow. The prototype model from the new H generation

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Liebherr-Aerospace Receives Order for Airbus Helicopters’ H160 Heating Valves

Liebherr-Aerospace Receives Order for Airbus Helicopters’ H160 Heating Valves

Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse SAS, Toulouse (France) has been selected by Airbus Helicopters to supply the heating valves for its H160 helicopter program. Liebherr-Aerospace will not only develop, qualify and manufacture the environmental control system components, but the company will also service

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Falcon Aviation signs agreement for three H160s

Falcon Aviation signs agreement for three H160s

Falcon Aviation has signed a new memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Dubai Airshow for three additional Airbus H160s. This is an extension on the operators original letter of intent (LOI) signed in May 2016. “We took the decision to

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Airbus debuts third H160 prototype

Airbus debuts third H160 prototype

The third Airbus H160 prototype (PT3) performed its maiden flight at the company’s headquarters last week. The supermedium class helicopter will be undertaking certification activities and flight testing, and is due for launch in 2019 in air transport and oil

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H160 demonstrates next-generation passenger experience in flight tests

H160 demonstrates next-generation passenger experience in flight tests

The aeromechanical configuration of Airbus Helicopters H160 has been validated. As part of the validation, several of the key design aims have been confirmed and exceeded during test flights. The H160 has exceptionally low vibration levels along with remarkable aircraft

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