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Super Puma 

Super Puma 

Family and fleet

A message from Herve Jammayrac, Chief Flight Test Pilot

"I am Chief Flight Test Pilot for Airbus Helicopters, and lead our flight team in our methodical, comprehensive and staged process of examining the systems and components of each helicopter. Through that understanding, and throughout the testing process, we listen to and learn from the performance of the aircraft.

Testing takes place in specific environmental conditions, so that a wide range of complex data can be gathered and analyzed to exacting standards. That information is then used to ensure that each component and performance of every aircraft complies with the highest safety requirements, even as Airbus Helicopters seeks to constantly boost the safety of each of its own helicopters, and through them the safety of the entire industry. This is a very rigorous process, precisely documented, with each flight yielding a very large number of parameters that are analyzed to extract all the data that can help in the process of understanding and improving. This data is shared with the design engineers, who use it to enhance every aspect of the aircraft, from climbing capacity, to fuel flow, speed and, above all, safety.

With more than 35 years of flying experience in dozens of different types of helicopters, I believe aeronautical engineering is key. You are as much an engineer as a pilot."

Herve Jammayrac, Chief Flight Test Pilot

Infographic: Super Puma family and fleet

The most recent members of the Super Puma family are the H225 and H215. With certification in 2004 and 2012 respectively, these represent the latest versions of the helicopter family and rely on modern systems for efficient and simplified operation.

Newsroom 27 November 2017

Super Puma Family

The Super Puma family consists of a range of aircraft: the H215 and the H225

Super Puma family worldwide fleet data

Super Puma family worldwide fleet data

Discover the interactive tool to find out more about the number of Super Puma flight hours per mission type and geographic region.

Super Puma Information Centre

Super Puma Information Centre

LN-OJF Accident investigation status

Super Puma family and fleet

Safety and the community

Continuing innovation

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