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H215M

H215M

Rugged, fast and reliable

The H215M is a nine-tonne-class rotorcraft from Airbus’ Cougar/Super Puma family, combining the product line’s mission-proven ruggedness with the H225M’s full glass cockpit, autopilot, avionics, competitive operating and maintenance costs, and the ability to be armed for ground attack and support missions.


Ready for extreme environments

Thanks to its size, reliability and rate of availability, the H215M is perfectly suited for all utility missions in extreme environments and on the battlefield.

Aircraft

A modern cockpit

Outfitted with a full glass cockpit and modern avionics, the H215M's flight deck is compatible with night vision goggles. Features include Airbus’ dual-duplex digital 4-axis autopilot and associated automatic flight control system (AFCS), which provide flight envelope protection, unrivalled precision and stability.

Equipped with a full-glass cockpit and modern avionics, the H215M's flight deck is compatible with night vision goggles. Features include Airbus’ dual-duplex digital 4-axis autopilot and associated automatic flight control system (AFCS), which provide flight envelope protection and unrivalled precision and stability.

The H215M benefits from a vehicle and engine multifunction display (VEMD) that considerably reduces pilot workload to further enhance flight safety.

Competitive and multi-mission ready

Thanks to its size, reliability and rate of availability, the H215M is perfectly suited for all utility missions in extreme environments and on the battlefield.

The H215M is selected by customers around the world for its cost efficiency, long range capabilities and outstanding performance in high and hot environments.

Outfitted with the appropriate equipment, the H215M is capable of a wide range of missions, such as:

  • Troop transport
  • Utility
  • Casualty evacuation
  • Search and rescue (SAR) and combat search and rescue (CSAR)
  • Special operations
  • Fire support

On call

Airbus’ H215M is mission-ready – at home in hot temperatures and at high altitudes. The rotorcraft’s discretion, low vulnerability, survivability and ability to fly in icing conditions ensure maximum operability – even in the most challenging situations.

Airbus’ H215M is mission-ready – at home in hot temperatures and at high altitudes. The rotorcraft’s discretion, low vulnerability, survivability and ability to fly in icing conditions ensure maximum operability – even in the most challenging situations.

It accommodates a variety of armament, and serves as a hefty transporter – able to lift 4.5 tonnes on a sling.

Thanks to a long fuselage that provides additional volume, the H215M is reliable, rapid and highly manoeuvrable – backed by excellent power reserves from its two Makila 1A1 turboshaft engines. 

Survivable

The H215M has a rugged fuselage that includes high-energy absorption landing gear.

The H215M has a rugged fuselage that includes high-energy absorption landing gear, along with self-sealing and crashworthy fuel tanks and armouring protection.

Crashworthy seats are installed for the pilot and co-pilot. The fuel tanks have designed-in crash resistance, while multi-purpose air intakes provide protection against sand and icing. 

Maintainable

Maintainable

The H215M was designed with maintainability in mind. Built-in tests for the onboard avionics allow support teams to perform troubleshooting without the need for specific tooling.

The H215M’s composite main and tail rotor blades are designed for long life and protection against erosion. Maintenance access in the field is facilitated by integrated steps and by engine cowlings that serve as a work platform when in the open position.

An exclusive Airbus feature is a 20-foot shelter-based container transportable by land, sea and air that brings the maintenance capability to remote operating sites.

Visit the HCare Services page for more information about services.

Missions

Troop transport and MEDEVAC

The H215M can carry a crew of two plus up to 20 troops for transport missions.

The H215M can carry a crew of two to three plus up to 24 troops for transport missions.

It can accommodate six patients on stretchers plus 10 other passengers on medical evacuation flights.

 

SAR and combat SAR

With auxiliary fuel tanks, the H215M offers a maximum range of over 600 NM.

A complete set of automatic cruise, navigation and approach modes is available, including envelope

protection and extended mission effectiveness, with SAR modes as an option.

Special operations and ground attack

Armament qualified for H215M attack missions include pod-mounted 20 mm cannons, 68 mm rocket launchers and side-mounted rapid-fire machine guns.

Armament that are qualified for H215M attack missions include a dual-side window 7.62 mm gun, side-door mounted 20mm gun, 20 mm gun pod of 180 rounds, 19 2.75-inch rocket launchers, and side-mounted rapid-fire machine guns.

 

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A modern cockpit    
Airbus Helicopters and IAR sign an exclusive agreement for the H215M in Romania    
Airbus Helicopters delivers final H215M to the Chilean Army    
Airbus Helicopters delivers final H215M to the Chilean Army    
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Airbus Helicopters delivers 2 upgraded AS532 for the French Army Aviation    
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Competitive and multi-mission ready    
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