China’s State Grid General Aviation Company (SGGAC) has taken delivery of one heavy twin-engine Airbus H215 helicopter

H215

Technical information

With an availability rate greater than 95%, Airbus Helicopters’ H215 is a highly reliable and economical rotorcraft.

Technical Description

Performance

  Short Long
Hover ceiling IGE 3,250 m 3,250 m
Hover ceiling OGE 2,300 m 2,300 m
Recommended cruise speed 252 km/hr 252 km/hr
Max range with standard fuel tanks at SL 642 km 866 km 
Max range with Aux fuel tank  772 km 1,241 km
Max endurance with standard fuel tanks  3 hr, 19 min 4 hr, 25 min
Max endurance with SL / Aux Fuel tank 4 hr, 02 min 6 hr, 35 min

Dimensions

D-value 18.70 m  
Rotor diameter 15.60 m  
Internal volume

short version: 11.4 m3

long version: 13.4 m3 

 

Characteristics

  Short Long
Crew + passengers/troops 1 or 2 + 17/20  1 or 2 +19/22
Max takeoff weight (MTOW) 8,600 kg 8,600 kg
Max takeoff weight with external load 9,350 kg 9,350 kg
Useful load 4,038 kg 3,889 kg
Max External load 4,500 kg 4,500 kg
Standard fuel tank capacity 1,228 kg 1,613 kg
Engine type  2 x Safran Helicopter Makila 1A1 Turboshaft
Takeoff power 1,357 kW / 1,819 shp 1,357 kW / 1,819 shp
One engine Inoperative (OEI 2 min 30s) 1,400 kW / 1,877 shp 1,400 kW / 1,877 shp

Performance

  Short Long
Hover ceiling IGE 10,663 ft 10,663 ft
Hover ceiling OGE 7,546 ft 7,546 ft
Recommended cruise speed 136 kts 136 kts
Max range with standard fuel tanks at SL 346 NM 468 NM 
Max range with Aux fuel tank  417 NM 670 NM
Max endurance with standard fuel tanks  3 hr, 19 min 4 hr, 25 min
Max endurance with SL / Aux Fuel tank 4 hr, 02 min 6 hr, 35 min 

Dimensions

D-value  61.35 ft  
Rotor diameter 51.18 ft  
Cabin internal volume

short version: 402.59 cu. ft.

long version: 473.86 cu. ft

 

Characteristics

  Short Long
Crew + passengers/troops 1 or 2 + 17 /20  1 or 2 +19 / 22
Max takeoff weight (MTOW) 18,960 lb 18,960 lb
Max takeoff weight with external load 20,615 lb 20,615 lb
Useful load 8,903 lb 8,575 lb
Max External load 9,920 Ib 9,920 Ib
Standard fuel tank capacity 2,708 lb 3,556 lb
Engine type  2 x Safran Helicopter Makila 1A1 Turboshaft
Takeoff power 1,357 kW / 1,819 shp 1,357 kW / 1,819 shp
One engine Inoperative (OEI 2 min 30s) 1,400 kW / 1,877 shp 1,400 kW / 1,877 shp

Configurations

Diagram of an Airbus H215 helicopter cabin configured with 19 passenger transport seats.

19 passenger transport seats

The two-pilot and 19-seat configuration is adapted for commercial passenger transport and offshore operations. The air-conditioned cabin and energy-absorbing seats in a staggered arrangement increase passenger comfort, while a central “aisle” and large windows impart a sense of space. In its one- or two-pilot configuration with 19-seats, the H215 is well suited for passenger transport duties.

Diagram of an Airbus H215 helicopter cabin configured with 22 troop transport seats.

22 troop transport seats

In its troop configuration, the H215 long seats one or two pilots and up to 22 troops on utility seats in a mixed back-to-back and face-to-face configuration. Easier access for equipment and personnel is provided through two large sliding doors in the cabin.

Diagram of an Airbus H215 helicopter cabin configured for search and rescue and/or medical evacuation (Medevac) operations.

SAR or medevac

In its two-pilot, medical configuration, the H215’s long cabin can accommodate a variety of layouts. A sample configuration includes a stretcher and up to nine seats for cabin crew, including medical attendants, plus patients. Large access doors and unobstructed space provide for efficient cabin operations.

Diagram of an Airbus H215 helicopter cabin configured for casualty evacuation (Casevac) missions.

Casevac

In its two-pilot, multi-stretcher configuration, the H215 is ideal for casualty evacuation (casevac) missions. A number of configurations are possible, with a mix of crew and/or passenger seats or space for up to six stretchers.

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