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airbus Helicopter H160 (ex : Eurocopter X4)

Message par Poncho (Admin) le Mer 26 Jan 2011 - 11:23

Bonjour à tous

Il s'agit du remplaçant du Dauphin

http://www.ainonline.com/news/single-news-page/article/eurocopters-latest-x-project-to-replace-dauphin-28251/


Eurocopter CEO Lutz Bertling yesterday set the bar high for the X4, the company’s next-generation medium twin that is billed as a replacement for the AS365 Dauphin/EC155. He promised the X4 will be “a game changer,” offering “a new way of flying.” The cockpit will be different from that of today’s helicopters, Eurocopter said. AIN understands fly-by-wire controls might be among the X4’s distinguishing features. Compared with the Dauphin, the X4 will have “increased payload and enhanced performance” and be “safer and more environmentally friendly,” according to Eurocopter. The company already has several partners for the program�engine maker Turbomeca, avionics specialist Thales and aerostructures firm Daher. Official launch, once planned for the first half of last year, is now expected this year. The manufacturer has applied for research and technology financial support from the French government. The level of innovation in the aircraft will depend on the amount of financing provided by the French government. An acceptable “technology readiness level” may thus be two (concept studies), rather than the usual five to six (rig tested), according to Eurocopter.

S'attendre à quelquechose d'assez radical par rapport au Dauphin actuel.

Commandes de vol électrique notamment


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Re: airbus Helicopter H160 (ex : Eurocopter X4)

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Re: airbus Helicopter H160 (ex : Eurocopter X4)

Message par Poncho (Admin) le Sam 27 Déc 2014 - 23:54

Bon Power on sur le X4
http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/business-aviation/2014-12-19/airbus-helicopters-axes-dauphin-upgrade-powers-x4

Premier vol rapidement (2015)

(et abandon du dauphin upgradé N3e)


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Re: airbus Helicopter H160 (ex : Eurocopter X4)

Message par Poncho (Admin) le Mar 20 Jan 2015 - 17:40

Beau beau de pale ! Sacrée forme (double flèche)
Mise en service 2017
Remplaçant du Dauphin

on verra le reste le 3-5 mars à Orlando (qui y va ? :d)

Le premier vol n'est pas loin non plus




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Re: airbus Helicopter H160 (ex : Eurocopter X4)

Message par Poncho (Admin) le Mar 20 Jan 2015 - 17:43

C'est très conforme à ça donc



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Re: airbus Helicopter H160 (ex : Eurocopter X4)

Message par Poncho (Admin) le Mar 20 Jan 2015 - 17:47

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/airbus-helicopters-boss-confirms-x4-39power-on39-407308/

Le power-on du X4 a été réalisé
Donc premier vol cette année (sans Fly by wire) et mise en service en 2017...

A suivre


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Re: airbus Helicopter H160 (ex : Eurocopter X4)

Message par Poncho (Admin) le Mer 18 Fév 2015 - 15:15

Ben dites moi

http://www.verticalmag.com/news/article/AirbusHelicoptersselectsX4engine

In 2012, Airbus Helicopters launched the X4 initial design concept around two highly capable turboshaft engines options: Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PW210E and Turbomeca’s ARRANO.

At the conclusion of this preliminary phase, and founded upon a comprehensive market assessment, Airbus Helicopters has decided to amend the product positioning, consequently necessitating a significant engine power increase.

Multiple scenarios have been studied with both engine manufacturers. Airbus Helicopters and Pratt & Whitney Canada have decided not to pursue a growth version of the PW210E engine for the X4 Program. Nevertheless, Pratt & Whitney Canada will continue to provide support until completion of the initial phase.

Airbus Helicopters values Pratt & Whitney Canada as a strong partner on the existing EC135 and EC175 platforms and is collaborating with P&WC on new opportunities including the PW210.

The X4 program will therefore enter into the full-scale development with a new uprated Turbomeca ARRANO engine

Le PW210E finalement pas assez puissant pour les versions futures. PW ne suit pas l'étude d'un version renforcée
Turbomeca seul avec l'Arrano sur le X4

Qui doit être dévoilé dans 15 jours !

Drôle de coup de tonnerre
http://www.boursier.com/actions/actualites/news/airbus-turbomeca-reste-seule-en-lice-sur-le-programme-x4-616803.html

Pour la postérité :
PW210E : http://www.pwc.ca/fr/moteurs/pw210
Arrano :
http://www.turbomeca.com/francais/media-evenements/communiques-de-presse/archives-2013/turbomeca-devoile-son-tout-dernier-moteur-l-arrano.html

A noter que l'arrano c'est le TM800
http://www.turbomeca.com/francais/media-evenements/communiques-de-presse/annonce-de-la-premiere-rotation-de-l-arrano-par-turbomeca.html (pas de date mais 2014)


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Re: airbus Helicopter H160 (ex : Eurocopter X4)

Message par Poncho (Admin) le Mer 18 Fév 2015 - 16:11

Au passage ça va laisser de la place pour faire évoluer l'EC145 ça, qui a subi lui aussi une grosse mise à jour avec le passage au fenestron
l'X4 va être un peu plus gros que le dauphin


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Message par Poncho (Admin) le Mer 18 Fév 2015 - 16:30

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/airbus-helicopters-drops-pw210-engine-on-39repositioned39-409180/

2018 pour l'entrée en service de l'X4 ?
Etonnant
Et l'Arrano devait être certifié en 2016 ?
Bien fumeux tout ça

The medium-twin X4 was initially proposed with a choice of either Pratt & Whitney Canada PW210E or Turbomeca Arrano powerplants, both in the 1,100shp (809kw) range – but now the former engine has been dropped.

Airbus Helicopters says that following a “comprehensive market assessment” it will move the positioning of the new aircraft “consequently necessitating a significant engine power increase”.

That is thought to mean the X4 will be larger than the 4.3t AS365 or 4.9t EC155 it is slated to replace, bringing it closer to the 6.4t AgustaWestland AW139 which uses 1,600shp-rated P&WC PT6 engines.

As such, Airbus Helicopters will not work with P&WC to develop a “growth version” of the PW210E. Turbomeca has always given the power rating on its all-new Arrano turboshaft as between 1,100-1,300shp.


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Re: airbus Helicopter H160 (ex : Eurocopter X4)

Message par Beochien le Mer 18 Fév 2015 - 16:50

Ben ça veut dire 2 ans d'essais ... nouveau moteur, nouvel Hélico !
Et Airbus Hélico, n'a pas complètement écarté P&W pour de premières séries ! On ne sait jamais, just in case !
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Re: airbus Helicopter H160 (ex : Eurocopter X4)

Message par Poncho (Admin) le Mer 18 Fév 2015 - 16:56

Non non c'est juste à priori que la mise au point initiale va se faire avec le PW
Comme le rafale A volait avec des GE F404


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Re: airbus Helicopter H160 (ex : Eurocopter X4)

Message par Beochien le Mer 18 Fév 2015 - 17:14

Ben oui, j'ai lu ! C'est ce qu'ils disent, mais la version "Légère" ??
Je dis "just in case" quand même ...
P&W ne doit pas être trop content, j'ai dans l'idée qu'ils développeront, c'est un moteur tout récent !
Bon, la P d'origine est de 1000 HP, peu probable cependant qu'ils aillent au dessus de 1200 HP avec le même corps.
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Re: airbus Helicopter H160 (ex : Eurocopter X4)

Message par Poncho (Admin) le Mar 24 Fév 2015 - 11:40

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/analysis-dauphin39s-demise-spurs-x4-development-at-airbus-409059/

Petite remise en perspective du X4
Et les enjeux du remplacement du dauphin


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Re: airbus Helicopter H160 (ex : Eurocopter X4)

Message par Poncho (Admin) le Mar 24 Fév 2015 - 11:52

Et sinon est-ce qu'il ressemblera à ça ?


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Re: airbus Helicopter H160 (ex : Eurocopter X4)

Message par Poncho (Admin) le Ven 27 Fév 2015 - 14:03

Un petit Teasing pour le nouveau Dauphin





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Re: airbus Helicopter H160 (ex : Eurocopter X4)

Message par Paul le Mar 3 Mar 2015 - 17:34

voici la bête



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Re: airbus Helicopter H160 (ex : Eurocopter X4)

Message par Poncho (Admin) le Mar 3 Mar 2015 - 17:50

C'est donc le H160

Merci Paul !
Sacré rotor !


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Re: airbus Helicopter H160 (ex : Eurocopter X4)

Message par Poncho (Admin) le Mar 3 Mar 2015 - 17:51

J'aime bien celle là


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Re: airbus Helicopter H160 (ex : Eurocopter X4)

Message par Poncho (Admin) le Mar 3 Mar 2015 - 17:57

La capacités de la bête :

The H160 will be able to carry 12 passengers to an oil platform 120 nm offshore, complete a missed approach and return to land on the same tank of fuel. Cruise speed will be around 160 kt and maximum takeoff weight will be 5.5-6 metric tons. However, the company believes it can do all of this with a 1-ton lighter empty weight than the AW139 and improve fuel economy and direct operating costs by 15-20%.

“The key to this helicopter is efficiency,” says Aurelie Gensolen, marketing manager for the H160 program. “Like we did with the EC175, we are delivering an aircraft with the same level of performance as the AW189, but with a weight of 1 ton less.”

Suivre ce lien : http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/airbus-removes-veil-h160-project


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Re: airbus Helicopter H160 (ex : Eurocopter X4)

Message par Poncho (Admin) le Jeu 5 Mar 2015 - 11:19

Et celui là
http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/business-aviation/2015-03-03/airbus-helicopters-unveils-h160-medium-twin

Most composite materials for the airframe are similar to those found on the military NH90. Airbus expects a reduction in maintenance needs and “maximized occupant safety.” An innovation on the rotor hub is the use of thermoplastics for lower-cost manufacturing, reduced weight and, above all, damage tolerance–a crack will propagate very slowly. Airbus Helicopters designers believe the hub has the greatest thickness ever of a thermoplastic part in aerospace. Conventional rotor hubs are metallic, although other Airbus Helicopter models such as the AStar are equipped with composite hubs, which use glass fiber and thermoset resin. The H160’s hub is made from carbon fiber with a thermoplastic resin.

On February 12, the first prototype airframe was still in the paint shop. It was incomplete, missing its main rotor and engines, among other components. Three prototypes–dubbed PT1, PT2 and PT3–will be joined by a pre-production (PS01) aircraft in flight tests. Gensse will be the test pilot aboard PT1, along with two flight test engineers. An EC155 demonstrator has been helping with development of the Blue Edge blades, the stabilizer and the canted tail rotor and will keep supporting the H160 program.

Airbus Helicopters is also introducing comprehensive new ground-test facilities to facilitate development of the H160. These include a dynamic integration testbed and a system integration testbed–respectively the “dynamic helicopter zero” (DHC0) and the “system helicopter zero” (SHC0).

The goal of DHC0 is to ensure the maturity of dynamic systems. These include the flight control system, rotors, drive shafts, gearboxes, engines, etc. “The more we find with DHC0, the easier the flight tests,” said Gary Clark, head of vehicle test and integration. DHC0 also can be seen as a means for fast testing, as a modification is easier to implement on the testbed than it is on a prototype. It is to start running this month and will also be used during the flight test and certification phases. “The first run of DHC0 is as important as the first flight of PT1,” Fujarski emphasized.

All individual components have already been tested. DHC0 is all about integration, Clark said. The program includes engine controls, acoustics, thermal and maintainability trials, among others.

A critical subassembly of DHC0 is the main gearbox, and Airbus claims to have learned lessons from the EC225’s problems. The H160’s main gearbox is a clean-sheet design with a new approach to lubrication redundancy. Two independent systems run 100 percent of the time. In case the main lubrication system fails, the backup provides enough lubrication for about five hours. The backup system has no cooling circuit, being entirely internal. In case both systems fail, the run-dry capability has already been demonstrated to be greater than 30 minutes. This demonstrated duration is expected to be increased through more trials. The rotation speed of the gears has been reduced, too, thus reducing the thermal build-up rate.

For electric and hydraulic systems, SHC0 runs in parallel to DHC0. It is all about anticipating problems for certification and maturity, said Eric Jansonnie, head of system test. Some components are simulated, such as the engines: for example, electric motors enable the generators to run. SHC0 entered into service in January.

Thanks to the new facility, issues have already been found, such as how two of the systems are integrating. Some design teams that were previously distant have been gathered around SHC0 to foster better cooperation. SHC0 is also an important tool–nearly a flight simulator–for flight deck development.

Another tool is the digital mockup. A notable use is to involve customers in the maintainability aspects. For example, retractable footsteps have been integrated in the side fuselage for easier access to the engines. A virtual mechanic could “test” them, thus pre-validating the design.

The MSG-3 process, already used on the EC175 to optimize the maintenance program, is this time involving customers at an earlier stage. Technical documents will be based on images (still or animated) with accompanying text–as opposed to text with accompanying illustrations. A health and usage monitoring system (HUMS) will be standard on the H160.

Airbus wants the H160 to be “a mature aircraft from day one.” The target is to reach a 95 percent availability rate from the first entry into service, up from the EC175’s 90 percent. Operational availability had already been the focus of many efforts on the EC175 program.

The design of the H160 has not been only about technical details, but style has been fostered, too. Guillaume Chielens, who was formerly employed by the PSA Peugeot Citroën automotive group, heads the style bureau. “A driver was the history of the company, but we’ve also had to show it is a new aircraft and give it a strong identity, which could make it as recognizable as a Dauphin,” Chielens explained.

The nose of the H160 creates a link with the EC175, he added. The black “mask” on the livery was created to contribute to modernity. Some lines could still evolve. Flight tests will help designers choose between various fairings at the rotor hub level, for example.

Debates with the rest of the design engineers have been numerous but common ground could often be found, such as with aerodynamicists, Chielens said. “But we can't measure the added value of style,” he pointed out.

Airbus Helicopters plans to begin taking orders for the H160 next year.

Début des essais statiques ce mois
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Re: airbus Helicopter H160 (ex : Eurocopter X4)

Message par Paul le Mar 12 Mai 2015 - 18:59

À propos de l'assemblage du H160:


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Re: airbus Helicopter H160 (ex : Eurocopter X4)

Message par Poncho (Admin) le Mer 13 Mai 2015 - 10:31

Merci
Etonnant, la ligne de montage n'est pas encore en place ? (celle du dauphin va partir en corée ?)

Sinon

http://www.air-cosmos.com/2015/05/12/34639-airbus-helicopters-derniere-ligne-droite-pour-le-h160
Un extrait
A Marignane, dans un coin du hangar K-1 s'active toute une équipe de techniciens, d'ingénieurs et d'ingénieurs d'essais en vol autour de l'appareil qui n'est pas encore équipé de sa tête de rotor et de ses pales.

L'heure est pour l'instant à l'installation progressive de l'instrumentation d'essais nécessaire au suivi et à l'enregistrement des paramètres de vol. Un ingénieur d'essais en vol sera aux côtés du pilote, un second assis derrière eux avec deux écrans où s'afficheront toutes les données requises. Le H160 est le premier appareil chez Airbus Helicopters à bénéficier de "bancs" similaires à ceux qui sont utilisés pour les avions de ligne. Ce qui permet aux équipes de réaliser un important travail préparatoire en amont, validant les calculs du bureau d'études, identifiant les "bugs" éventuels et les modifications à réaliser, si nécessaire.

Pour le moment donc on reste sur un premier vol avant le Bourget


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Message par Philidor le Mer 13 Mai 2015 - 17:14

Admin a écrit:http://www.air-cosmos.com/2015/05/12/34639-airbus-helicopters-derniere-ligne-droite-pour-le-h160
Un extrait
A Marignane, dans un coin du hangar K-1 s'active toute une équipe de techniciens, d'ingénieurs et d'ingénieurs d'essais en vol autour de l'appareil qui n'est pas encore équipé de sa tête de rotor et de ses pales.
Pour le moment donc on reste sur un premier vol avant le Bourget
Encore plus étonnant à mes yeux est le peu de temps qui semble prévu entre la construction du prototype et son premier vol - Il n'a même pas encore son rotor en place !
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Message par Poncho (Admin) le Mer 13 Mai 2015 - 17:23

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Message par Philidor le Mer 13 Mai 2015 - 17:31

Admin a écrit:Ce sont des pièces qui sont prévues pour être montées / démontées ?
Sûrement, mais quand même ... Bah, ils savent ce qu'ils font !

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