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Airbus Helicopters H160

Lift typeRotary wing
Construction typeFactory-built
Control typePiloted
Engine typeTurboshaft
Final assembly Marseille/Provence
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Turboshaft light utility helicopter, (previously known as X4). Includes H160M Guepard French military variant, Joint Light Helicopter (Hélicoptère Interarmées Léger, HIL) and ACH160 for VIP market.

Type variants

Variant Launch/First flight Production end  
Airbus Helicopters H160 2011 / 2015 Baseline variant, light or medium helicopter, three stage prototyping, inlcudes PT1, PT2, PT3 models.
Airbus Helicopetrs H160M Guepard 2019 / Variant selected by French Military, also known as Joint Light Helicopter (Hélicoptère Interarmées Léger, HIL).
Airbus Helicopters ACH160 2019 / 2019 VIP variant, with custom cabin options.

Recent news

View full news archive for the Airbus Helicopters H160.

See recent updates (latest 10/08/2022)

Operations data

For detailed information about current charter operators, maintenance and training providers, and completions services for this aircraft, please consult our sister publication Business Air News: Airbus Helicopters H160

Supply chain

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Design Design Software (1)
Materials Adhesives (1) Composites (1)
Components Actuation (2) Mechanical Components (1) Windows & Glass (2)
Airframe Systems Airframe Assemblies (3) Environmental Systems (2) Landing Assemblies (3) Safety & Security Systems (1)
Avionics Communications (Airborne) (2) Flight and Data Management (1) Imaging and Visual Systems (1) Indicators and Instruments (2) Navigation Aids (Airborne) (2) Warning Systems (1)
Power Systems Engine Components (2) Engines (2) Fuel Systems (2) Power Transmission (2) Rotors & Propellers (1)
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Design / Design Software

PTC The Product Development Company Analysis | News Product Lifecycle Management: PTC Windchill PLM software

Materials / Adhesives

Hexcel Composites Analysis | News Composite Adhesive:

Materials / Composites

Hexcel Composites Analysis | News Honeycomb Core Composites: ; Prepreg:

Components / Actuation

Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH Analysis | News Electromechanical Actuators: Main and tail rotor servo controls
Safran Aerosystems Hydraulics Analysis | News Electromechanical Actuators: Smart electromechanical actuators (SEMA) and trim actuators (H160 and H160M)

Components / Mechanical Components

Components / Windows & Glass

NORDAM Transparency Division Analysis | News Windows: Lower front cockpit windows
Vision Systems Aeronautics Analysis | News Windows: Six jettisonable windows with composite frames

Airframe Systems / Airframe Assemblies

Airbus Helicopters Analysis | News Helicopter Assemblies: Spheriflex bearingless main rotor hub
Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH Analysis | News Fuselage Sections: Main fuselage
Airbus Helicopters Espana Analysis | News Helicopter Assemblies: Component assembly

Airframe Systems / Environmental Systems

Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse SAS Analysis | News Air Conditioning Equipment: Heating valves
Safran Ventilation Systems (was Technofan) Analysis | News Cooling Systems: Cooling management system

Airframe Systems / Landing Assemblies

MECAER Aviation Group Analysis | News Shock Absorbers & Mounts: Landing gear shock absorbers
Safran Aerosystems (was Zodiac Aerospace) Analysis | News Helicopter Floats:
Safran Landing Systems Analysis | News Helicopter Landing Gear: Nose & main wheels, electric brakes, electronic brake controller, brake pedal transmitter units

Airframe Systems / Safety & Security Systems

Avionics / Communications (Airborne)

Canyon AeroConnect (was Cobham Aerospace Communications (U.S.A) Analysis | News Onboard Intercom Systems: Digital Audio Communications System (DACS); Onboard Intercom Systems: 251 Amplifier for cabin paging/public address; Transceivers: NPX138 stereo transceiver (optional FM maritime radio); Radio Communications Equipment: RT-7000 mission critical communications radio (optional V/UHF radio system for tactical communications)
SKYTRAC Systems Ltd. Analysis | News Airborne Communication Systems: SDL-700 Satcom system

Avionics / Flight and Data Management

Thales AVS France (was Thales Avionics S.A.) Analysis Avionics Management Systems: FlytX avionics

Avionics / Imaging and Visual Systems

Safran Electronics & Defense (Components) Analysis | News FLIR Systems: Euroflir 410 optronic (electro-optical) pod (H160 and H160M)

Avionics / Indicators and Instruments

Airbus Helicopters Analysis | News Electronic Flight Instrument Systems: Helionix avionic suite
CMC Electronics Inc. Analysis | News Electronic Flight Instrument Systems: CMA-9000 flight management system

Avionics / Navigation Aids (Airborne)

CMC Electronics Inc. Analysis | News GPS: CMA-5024 GPS landing system sensor
Safran Electronics & Defense (Components) Analysis | News Inertial Components & Systems: SkyNaute navigation system (for H160M variant).

Avionics / Warning Systems

ACSS, an L3Harris and Thales Company Analysis | News Collision Avoidance Systems/TCAS: T3CAS Integrated Surveillance System

Power Systems / Engine Components

Donaldson Company, Aerospace & Defense Analysis | News Engine Air Filters: Inlet barrier filter (IBF)
Donaldson Filtration Solutions Analysis | News Engine Air Filters: Inlet Barrier Filter (option)

Power Systems / Fuel Systems

Safran Aerosystems (was Zodiac Aerospace) Analysis | News Fuel Management Systems:
Secondo Mona SpA Analysis Fuel Tanks & Systems: Fuel gauging system

Power Systems / Power Transmission

Avio Aero Analysis | News Gearboxes:
Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH Analysis | News Gearboxes: Tail rotor gearbox

Power Systems / Rotors & Propellers

Airbus Helicopters Analysis | News Helicopter Rotors: Blue Edge main rotor blades
Information on this page is compiled from a variety of published sources, and links do not necessarily imply recommendation or confirmation by the airframe manufacturer.