Intuitive pilot assistance
The H215 is equipped with the H225’s 4-axis dual duplex digital autopilot.
User-friendly through an Intuitive glass cockpit, including the real-time power margin display (first limit indicator), the H215 provides unique autopilot assistance; precision, stability and flight envelop protection for an optimised crew workload; and situational awareness for better mission efficiency and safety in even the harshest operating conditions.
Proven and versatile
A member of the proven Super Puma/Cougar family, the H215 is a heavy-weight, twin-engine CAT A helicopter with outstanding performance, known for its dependable availability rate and competitive operating costs.
The multi-role version has a large reconfigurable cabin, a wide range of equipment options, a night vision goggle-compatible cockpit and an all-weather capability including a full de-icing system. It covers the full spectrum of public service missions (SAR, medevac, law enforcement, passenger transport, firefighting, disaster relief, etc.), while also extending its roster of missions to aerial work duties.
The aerial work version with a shorter airframe and a lighter configuration offers an optimum payload, making it the choice for aerial work and firefighting missions. This version can also be configured for missions such as utility and passenger transport.
For law enforcement duties, the H215 can carry a fully equipped special forces team for deployment by day and night, along with a hoist, rappelling and fast-roping beam. With a night vision goggle-compatible cockpit, it can also be fitted with a full de-icing kit, multi-purpose air intakes, electro-optical system, hailer loud speaker system, cargo sling and armouring protection.
When outfitted with multi-patient medical interiors, the H215 is a versatile medical evacuation platform, while the helicopter’s overall performance, quick start procedure, all weather capability and range/endurance enables extended-duration search and rescue (SAR) missions. It has dedicated role equipment and an autopilot inherited from the H225, including SAR upper modes and precision automatic transition to hover.
As a firefighting asset, it can employ a Bambi bucket kit or be equipped with a water belly tank.
The H215’s large interior accommodates 19 passengers comfortably or up to 22 troops, making it ideal for passenger transport. It can also be used for executive and VIP transport, with up to 12 seats, and as a corporate shuttle.
As a head-of-state aircraft, cabin layouts can include front and rear lounges, galleys and lavatories, along with food service galleys.
Aerial work and utility
In aerial work and utility missions, the H215 offers a cargo sling capacity of up to 4.5 tonnes and good high and hot performance. Heavy internal loads are facilitated through large sliding doors that allow bulky freight to be loaded and unloaded, while its rear access facilitates the handling of long loads. The H215’s external mirrors help with utility work missions.
The H215 is civil certified and can be configured for fire-fighter transport capability.