The H130 is an intermediate single-engine helicopter tailored for passenger transport, sightseeing and VIP duties, as well as medical airlift and surveillance missions. As a multi-role rotorcraft, the H130 has a spacious cabin for one pilot and up to seven passengers. Depending on the configuration, it can carry up to two pilots, one stretcher and three to four medical crew.
Other H130 enhancements include an Active Vibration Control System and advanced environmental control; improved air conditioning; a cabin interior structure redesign with a full flat floor; a cockpit update for an enhanced man-machine interface integrating a glass cockpit Garmin G500H with SVS and HTAWS; energy-absorbing seats and integration of a crash-resistant fuel system.
As the quietest helicopter on the market in its category, the H130’s Fenestron® shrouded tail rotor and automatic variable rotor speed control contribute to its significantly reduced external sound level.
With a noise signature 6 dB below ICAO limits, it is quieter than the most restrictive limits defined by the Grand Canyon National Park in the United States – a recognised benchmark for eco-friendly tourism operations.
The Safran Arriel 2D turbine engine includes a new generation dual channel full authority digital engine control (FADEC) system with a third independent and automatic back-up channel.
The H130 incorporates state-of-the-art technologies, materials, systems and avionics, building on the proven experience of Airbus’ Ecureuil rotorcraft family.
This user-friendly helicopter is pleasant and easy for pilots to fly. The Vehicle and Engine Multifunction Display (VEMD), integrated in the instrument panel, reduces the pilot’s workload considerably, thus enhancing flight safety.
The H130 is fully equipped with a VFR day-and-night navigation system in a standard “ready to fly” package, associated with a GPS map display.
The H130’s main and tail rotor systems incorporate proven Airbus technologies for performance, ruggedness, reliability and safety.
The composite main rotor blades are highly resistant to impact damage and corrosion, and have a long service life.
Airbus’ signature Fenestron® tail rotor is easy to maintain. Its shrouded design reduces vulnerability to impact damage, enhances safety for ground personnel working in the rotorcraft’s vicinity, and contributes to the H130’s very low external sound level.
Wherever you operate, a member of Airbus’ worldwide service network is nearby to provide the support you need to keep your H130 flying.
This network includes 29 customer centres and affiliate sites; more than 100 distributors, representatives, training centres, repair and overhaul facilities and maintenance centres, as well as logistics hubs in France, China, and Germany.
Airbus is at customers’ service from technical support, component repair and overhaul to spare parts support, technical publications and training. The H130’s simple design, use of composite materials and the experience drawn from Airbus’ mature Ecureuil family contribute to reduced maintenance costs and a high availability rate.
Advanced technologies integrated in the helicopter help pilots and technicians with their daily maintenance tasks, including access to maintenance data recorded by the Vehicle and Engine Multifunction Display.
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