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With excellent range and its ability to fly up to 19 passengers, the H225 is the true workhorse for demanding, long-distance missions.

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.

H215 06 September 2019

Super Puma Infographic

The Super Puma family consists of the heavy twin-engine H215 and H225 along with their military version, the H215M and H225. The variants you see in our range today are the result of successive improvements and upgrades in terms of size, weight, power, technology and design, that increase efficiency and safety.

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Super Puma family and fleet

Safety and the community

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