Airbus Helicopters Cougar/Super Puma

1st Flight 1978

The Airbus Helicopters H215 (formerly Eurocopter AS332 Super Puma) is a four-bladed, twin-engine, medium-size utility helicopter developed and marketed originally by Aérospatiale, later by Eurocopter and currently by Airbus Helicopters.

It is a re-engine and more voluminous version of the original Aérospatiale SA 330 Puma.

First flying in 1978, the Super Puma succeeded the SA 330 Puma as the main production model of the type in 1980.

Since 1990, Super Pumas in military service have been marketed under the AS532 Cougar designation.

Specifications

Crew: 2

Capacity: 24 passengers plus attendant / 4,490 kg (9,899 lb)

Length: 16.79 m (55 ft 1 in) fuselage

18.7 m (61 ft) rotor turning

Height: 4.97 m (16 ft 4 in)

Empty weight: 4,660 kg (10,274 lb)

Max take off weight: 9,150 kg (20,172 lb)

Power plant: 2 × Turbomeca Makila 1A1 turboshaft, 1,376 kW (1,845 hp) each

Main rotor diameter: 16.2 m (53 ft 2 in)

Main rotor area: 206.12 m2 (2,218.7 sq ft)

Blade section: root: NACA 13112; tip: NACA 13106

Performance

Cruise speed: 277 km/h (172 mph, 150 kn) max,

247 km/h (153 mph; 133 kn) econ.

Never exceed speed: 327 km/h (203 mph, 177 kn)

Range: 851 km (529 mi, 460 nmi)

Service ceiling: 5,180 m (16,990 ft)

Rate of climb: 7.4 m/s (1,460 ft/min).

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