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Airbus showed off its all-new H160 helicopter at Heli-Expo 2015. As the first product introduced with the Airbus Helicopters corporate identity and its new numbering designation, Airbus claims this 5.5 to 6-ton-class rotorcraft has nose-to-tail breakthroughs in design and systems. The H160 integrates as many as 68 different Airbus Helicopters-patented technologies. It has a cruise speed of 160 knots, and can carry 12 passengers at distances of up to 120 nautical miles for oil and gas missions, and a 450-nautical mile range with 20-minute reserve in public service or search and rescue tasks. Rolls-Royce and Robinson Helicopter Company have signed a new, 10-year agreement to supply at least 1,000 RR300 engines to power their R66 Helicopter. The Rolls-Royce RR300 has been the exclusive engine on Robinson’s R66 gas-turbine helicopter since it entered service in 2010. Rolls-Royce has delivered more than 800 RR300 engines to meet the growing global demand for the R66. ANN was there as Bell Helicopter introduced the new Bell 407GXP. This new variant of a very sturdy and highly regarded platform, introduces performance improvements, a payload increase and pilot workload reduction. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 03.04.15 is chock full of info in this Daily news episode for Wednesday, March 4th, 2015... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Host Ashley Hale, and supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, and Aero-Journalists Tom Patton, and Earl Downs, this episode covers:
More From HAI2015
Airbus Helicopters Unveils Its All-new H160
Rolls-Royce, Robinson Helicopter Sign Agreement For 1,000 RR300 Engines
Bell Helicopter Intro’s the New Bell 407GXP
Inverted Flat Spin Record To Be Attempted
Classic Aero-TV: FAR Part 103 Lives -- Belite Aircraft Reinvents the Cub
Demand For Aspen Evolution Flight Displays For Helos Increasing
Screamin’ Sasquatch To Make Oshkosh Debut
New AATD Piston Helicopter Sim By Elite Colorado Bound
JetBlue Pilots Set To Open Contract Negotiations
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