Airbus’ twin-engine H215M is a proven and robust helicopter with a modern cockpit and autopilot, providing excellent versatility, payload lift performance, firepower, cost efficiency and the demonstrated ability to operate in the world’s harshest environments.


1 or 2 crew

up to 24 passengers

6 stretchers and 10 seats

External load

4500 kg

External load

Celebration of the Super Puma family and the delivery of the 1000th Super Puma - a twin-engine multi-role H215 assembled in Marignane, France, and handed over to the German Federal Police (Bundespolizei) to support the German Havarie Command, which manages maritime emergencies off of Germany’s coast.

Unique pilot assistance

The H215M is equipped with the unrivalled four-axis dual-duplex digital autopilot. 

Simple to operate through an intuitive glass cockpit that is compatible with night vision goggles, the H215M avionics includes a “first limit indicator” that provides a real-time power margin display and is highly appreciated by pilots. The H215M provides unique pilot assistance: precision, stability, and flight envelope protection for optimised crew workload and situational awareness, which results in better mission efficiency and safety, even in the harshest operating conditions.


Competitive and multi-mission ready

Thanks to its versatility, size, reliability, and availability rate, the H215M is perfectly suited for all utility missions in extreme environments on the battlefield. Selected by many countries around the world, these qualities are combat proven.

Outfitted with the appropriate equipment, the H215M is ideal for a wide range of missions, including:

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

On call

Airbus’ H215M is mission-ready in all situations.

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 self-protection, and serves as a hefty transporter – able to lift 4.5 tonnes on a sling.

With a long cabin and two large doors that allow for different cabin arrangement solutions, the H215M is reliable, rapid, and highly manoeuvrable – backed by excellent power reserves from its two Makila 1A1 turboshaft engines.



The Chilean Army took delivery of a tenth heavy-weight, twin-engine H215M, the last delivery in a project that began in 2008 with the purchase of eight of these helicopters, to which two more were added in 2013 and 2014 respectively. The new rotorcraft will serve alongside the previous nine in the Helicopter Battalion of the Chilean Army’s Air Brigade.


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




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 work platforms when in the opened position.

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Country customer: BULGARIA

H215M in focus



The multi-mission capabilities of the H215M


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Technical description for the H215M

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