Helicopter Airbus H160. Photo. Story. Characteristics.
The first mention of the helicopter appeared in 2011 year. The novelty was to attract the attention of potential future buyers, increase the interest in the new model and to advertise the new development. Four years later, a prototype helicopter on display in Orlando (Florida, USA).
Firstly, the development of X-4 brush up on the official name of H-160. The body design was borrowed from a helicopter model AS 365 and it is manufactured using newer technologies of composite materials. Release H160 significantly change the market conditions in demand for medium helicopters, which is dominated by the company Agustawestland the most popular model GW-139As well as company Sikorsky models and C-76 Bell 412.
The helicopter is primarily intended to serve the oil and gas fields, as well as rescue operations for the detection of missing people (SAR), as for the delivery of health care personnel and evacuate the wounded and sick patients, corporate and VIP-transport.
H160 helicopter belongs to medium-class models with a body weight ranging from 5 6 up tons and can carry up to 12 passengers. The use of composites for the production of the fuselage of the helicopter allowed to reduce fuel consumption and operating costs on 15-20%. Airbus has used 68 new patents in the production of the helicopter. New technology for manufacturing composite body has been implemented in production in Germany.
Changed constructive ends of the propeller of the helicopter, introduced at the current model helicopter, but work is being done to 2007 years. Changed the blade due to the new form will allow to reduce the sound pressure 3-4 dB and improved performance characteristics. Through the use of a new form of blades, increased capacity at 100 kg. Changes angle 12 * frontal position of the blades on the helicopter load capacity increased 40 kg.
Using the combined five-blade main rotor with changing values of transmission, greatly improved the handling of the helicopter, no longer need to install heavy active vibration systems. With controls. The high efficiency of the new system has demonstrated the horizontal stabilizer biplane. Significantly improve maneuverability at low speed models. To increase the carrying capacity of the helicopter Airbus engineers replaced the hydraulic control system for electric chassis that allows you to more effectively manage the device in the commission of takeoffs and landings. Introduced a simplified control system main transmission. Installed Reserve Fuel and lubricants, which greatly enhanced the reliability of the main units
The helicopter is equipped with engines of Tyrbomeca. In the cockpit avionics installed Helionix, which has established itself as a reliable equipment for helicopters EC 145 T2 and CM 175. All flight information is displayed on the multifunction display 4.
Tests on the enhanced program model H160 scheduled for April-May 2015 years.
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