Airbus Helicopters Super Puma

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-engined 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)

Powerplant

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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