Arrano 1A, the new generation of helicopter engine
Arrano 1A is a new generation engine in the 1,100 to 1,300 shp power range. It powers Airbus H160. Arrano integrates the best in aero-engine technologies and offers 15 % reduction in fuel consumption over other in-service engines.
Power range 1,100 to 1,300 shp
Two-stage centrifugal compressor Compact and efficient
Giratory combustion chamber Highly fuel efficient
3D-printed fuel injector nozzles World first
Advanced engine monitoring Fourth-generation Fadec
Reduced environmental footprint: 15 % reduction in fuel consumption over other in-service engines
-40% maintenance time: components and accessories are easy to access, disassemble and exchange
Connected engine with digital services: it benefits from new digital services from Safran Helicopter Engines
Arrano combines a highly efficient two-stage centrifugal compressor, developed within the European Clean Sky program, with new-design variable inlet guide vanes (IGV). Through improving the engine’s thermal efficiency, these components contribute to reducing fuel consumption by 15%, over other in-service engines.
Perfectly suited for new four-to-six tons helicopters
Arrano innovative design features a new-generation digital control system that offers greater in-flight responsiveness, enhancing both safety and pilot handling.
The gyratory combustion chamber features fuel injectors made using additive manufacturing (3D-printing) techniques. These enhance engine start performance in all weathers and altitudes, and contribute to reducing emissions.
The H160 made its first flight with the Arrano in January 2016.
Arrano - Next generation of helicopter engines
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