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Old 15th Feb 2021, 11:21
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PHI contract

Shell selects the H160 for operation by Petroleum Helicopters Inc to be flown out of Houma in Louisiana.

https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/pres...of-Mexico.html



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Old 15th Feb 2021, 12:48
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Must be a really amazing helicopter... so amazing in fact, that we still don’t know the actual performance:
Me: “what’s the HOGE @ISA, MTOM?”
AH: “yes”
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Old 15th Feb 2021, 13:30
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TCDS is out both your answer are almost there. The FLM is available to many of the potential customer on NDA basis. But delivery rate is not very optimistic following the tradition since EC175.
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Old 16th Feb 2021, 08:42
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All Nippon Helicopter

Also month ago the first one for All Nippon Helicopter flew

https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/pres...st-flight.html





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Old 16th Feb 2021, 08:47
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Originally Posted by Mee3 View Post
TCDS is out both your answer are almost there. The FLM is available to many of the potential customer on NDA basis. But delivery rate is not very optimistic following the tradition since EC175.
TCDS... you working for AH? It answers my question in the same way... “hover... yes” “performance...yes”. If they didn’t put the FLM out to the public, it must be out of the charts. Probably below the chart me thinks.
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Old 16th Feb 2021, 12:13
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Originally Posted by Phoinix View Post
TCDS... you working for AH? It answers my question in the same way... “hover... yes” “performance...yes”. If they didn’t put the FLM out to the public, it must be out of the charts. Probably below the chart me thinks.
Since when have any RFMs/FLMs been available to the general public? Hence there have been threads here with people asking for copies.
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Old 16th Feb 2021, 17:50
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No need for FLM’s. At least give out the 3-4 critical performance charts like HOGE, HIGE, Cruise and fuel flow. They did that on the H145 no problem. A “secret” in the charts usually means cr*p.
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Old 18th May 2021, 07:25
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Japan certification

The H160 receives certification from Japan Civil Aviation Bureau

https://www.airbushelicopters.asia/w...m9lulpyPeVDnRw
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Old 10th Dec 2021, 09:46
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First H160 delivered to ANH

First ever H160 delivered to All Nippon Helicopter

https://www.airbus.com/en/newsroom/p...-h160-in-japan






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Old 10th Dec 2021, 13:12
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Nice looking aircraft with exceptional avionics. Here is hoping the transmission doesn’t need maintenance inspections every 5 mins. I hope it succeeds.
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Old 10th Dec 2021, 18:02
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Originally Posted by Doors Off View Post
Nice looking aircraft with exceptional avionics. Here is hoping the transmission doesn’t need maintenance inspections every 5 mins. I hope it succeeds.
First component in main gearbox needing overhaul is at 2200hrs.

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Old 23rd Dec 2021, 15:38
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France orders H160M Guepard

https://www.airbus.com/en/newsroom/p...pter-programme



'The French Armament General Directorate (DGA) has signed a contract with Airbus Helicopters for the development and procurement of the H160M in the frame of the Light Joint Helicopter programme (HIL). The contract includes the development of several prototypes and the delivery of a first batch of 30 aircraft (21 for the army, 8 for the navy and one for the air force).

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Old 24th Dec 2021, 15:23
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Originally Posted by FloaterNorthWest View Post
First component in main gearbox needing overhaul is at 2200hrs.
that’s the theory atleast - this is AH
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Old 24th Dec 2021, 16:12
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that’s the theory atleast - this is AH
Then just wait until 5 years later and you get a bulletin they no longer produce a certain part or avionics and good luck.
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Old 28th Dec 2021, 02:35
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Originally Posted by EESDL View Post
that’s the theory atleast - this is AH
They should just get Leonardo to make their gearboxes for them. They wouldn't be so tall (look how high that thing is!) and they'd come out of the blocks with a 5000 hr life and PROVEN 30 minute run dry.
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Old 28th Dec 2021, 05:25
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They should just get Leonardo to make their gearboxes for them. They wouldn't be so tall (look how high that thing is!) and they'd come out of the blocks with a 5000 hr life and PROVEN 30 minute run dry.
is the height of the H160 an issue of any sort?, if you can afford it, you can afford a 6 meter Tall hangar
they just priviledged the height in the cabin, and thus the mechanical assembly above get raised up.

I think the people in this video won't disagree with the benefit of a taller cabin


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Old 28th Dec 2021, 05:50
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is the height of the H160 an issue of any sort?, if you can afford it, you can afford a 6 meter Tall hangar
they just priviledged the height in the cabin, and thus the mechanical assembly above get raised up.

I think the people in this video won't disagree with the benefit of a taller cabin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zx9SvVFvWJM
That was a great laugh on the first one and only got funnier. Thank you
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Old 28th Dec 2021, 20:09
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Originally Posted by noooby View Post
They should just get Leonardo to make their gearboxes for them. They wouldn't be so tall (look how high that thing is!) and they'd come out of the blocks with a 5000 hr life and PROVEN 30 minute run dry.
The gearbox isn’t that tall. The rotor mast was extended to improve the aerodynamics and ride quality.




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Old 10th Jan 2022, 10:59
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Gendarmerie x 10




https://www.airbus.com/en/newsroom/p...ement-customer

The French Ministry of Interior orders ten H160 for the Gendarmerie. These will be equipped with a Safran Euroflir 410 electro-optical system, winching, and fast roping capabilities amongst others.
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Old 11th Jan 2022, 09:50
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These will be equipped with a Safran Euroflir 410 electro-optical system, winching, and fast roping capabilities amongst others.
That little lot will make it heavy, especially with a minimum of a 4-man (more likely 6) assault team, fast roping booms, dispatcher etc etc.

Anyone know the max speed with the cabin doors open?
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