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Old 27th Feb 2015, 14:06
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Old 27th Feb 2015, 14:49
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So it looks like Airbus has figured out that AW is on to a good thing with the 169 and this is their version of it?

The side view with the poor lighting looks quite a bit like the 169.
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I'll turn the lights on...


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Old 27th Feb 2015, 20:42
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Countermeasure for the pants down caused by this?
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Old 3rd Mar 2015, 15:13
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H160 is the new name for the X4

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Old 3rd Mar 2015, 19:17
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Just another prettier looking lemon.
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i have to say that it looks good, we will see how it performs and the cost, but i have to say it's the best looking new heli for some time.

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Airbus X4 - H160 today in Orlando

Was at front row during the unveiling of the X4 - officially named H160 and here are my pics,

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beautiful, now, that is style!
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as i said in the other thread, this is one good looking heli, would love to see the price tag on it, the shots taken show some nice design features.

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We waited for this secretive X4 project for many years. It's the investment Eurocopter / Airbus Helicopters has to make to fightback against successful models specially from Augusta West. Replacing the once dominant but now dated Dauphin.

While they rationalized innovations a few years back to get it in the air quicker, I guess it is now the most modern helicopter in the world and the others will respond.



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Old 4th Mar 2015, 00:37
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Lets hope it flies as good as it looks

I think this one will make the rest look dated for a while.

The competition (Agusta Westland, Sikorsky) saw it coming for years though.

So I would expect they have a responds..






We waited for this secretive X4 project for many years.

It's the investment Eurocopter / Airbus Helicopters has to make to fightback against successful models specially from Augusta West.

Replacing the once dominant but now dated Dauphin.

Airbus rationalized innovations a few years back to get it in the air quicker.

I guess at this stage it is the most modern helicopter in the world.


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Old 4th Mar 2015, 06:42
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I guess at this stage it is the most modern helicopter in the world.
Is it FBW?


Also, a small point for the spotters/nerds, H160 seems to change the previous EC naming convention. '1' = civi, '6' = 6 tonnes but '0' = single engine. I would've expected it to be the H165.
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Old 4th Mar 2015, 06:44
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Airbus H160 helicopter

Airbus have unveiled their helicopter termed as"AW139 Killer".Do you guys agree?Looks stunning to me!
Airbus Helicopters targets AW139 with new H160 - 3/3/2015 - Flight Global
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No FBW.
and about the new naming, the "H generation" as they say, what a mess
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No FBW.
In that case, if there is no FBW, can it truly be considered next/new generation?
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From AH point of view, it's a new generation.
But it's not the the most modern helicopter in the world.
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They might need to rebrand the company since they're not going to be only making buses anymore !
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I'm impressed by the blade design. If I well recall, this has been already described as a revolutionary effort to reduce noise.


Instead, the size of the landing gear doesn't impress me so much..
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Old 4th Mar 2015, 07:13
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Be interesting to see if they stop calling the standby AH ISIS
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