See the H160 helicopter!Click this link to watch https://goo.gl/1v3NRF
Airbus presents its fourth generation helicopter the H160, formerly the X-4 at the Paris Air Show.
I ask Benoit Terral some questions about its performance and design.
The first helicopter in the world to replace conventional hydraulic landing gear and brakes with electrical counterparts. Airbus promises comparable performance to competing helicopters but with significantly lower fuel consumption and with 15 to 20 percent lower direct operating expenses.
The H160 is also the first aircraft to use the Blue Edge five-bladed main rotor. The rotor uses a double-swept shape that achieves a 3 to 4 dB noise reduction.
Other aerodynamic innovations include a biplane tailplane stabiliser providing greater low speed stability as well as a quieter canted fenestron.
Two Turbomeca Arrano turboshaft engines power the aircraft.
The gearbox lubrication system has a redundant backup which allows over five hours of flight following a primary failure without causing mechanical damage.
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