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

H215M

Technical information

Airbus’ H215M responds to military requirements for a proven cost-effective, high-performing and versatile medium-heavy utility helicopter. 

Technical Description

Performance

One-engine inoperative (OEI 2 min30 s) 1,400 kW / 1,877 shp
Standard fuel tank capacity 1,567 kg
Max fuel tank capacity 2,334 kg
Hover ceiling IGE 2,800 m
Hover ceiling OGE 1,650 m
Fast cruise speed 258 km/h
Max range with standard fuel tanks at SL 776 km
Max range with Aux fuel tank  1,165 km
Max endurance with standard fuel tanks SL / aux fuel tank  4 hr, 00 min / 6 hr, 05 min

Dimensions

D-value 18.70 m
Rotor diameter 15.60 m
Internal volume 13.42 m3 

Characteristics

Crew + troops 1 to 3 crew + 24 troops
Max takeoff weight (MTOW) 9,000 kg
Max takeoff weight with external load 9,350 kg
Useful load 4,268 kg 
Max External load 4,500 kg
Engine type 2 x Safran Helicopter Makila 1A1 Turboshaft
Takeoff power 1,357 kW / 1,819 shp

Performance

One-engine inoperative (OEI 2 min 30 s) 1,400 kW / 1,877 shp
Standard fuel tank capacity 3,455 Ib
Max fuel tank capacity 5,147 Ib
Hover ceiling IGE 9,196 ft
Hover ceiling OGE 5,413 ft
Fast cruise speed 139 kts
Max range with standard fuel tanks at SL 419 NM
Max range with Aux fuel tank  629 NM
Max endurance with standard fuel tanks SL / Aux Fuel tank 44 hr, 00 min / 6 hr, 05 min

Dimensions

D-value  61.35 ft
Rotor diameter 51.18 ft
Internal volume 473.86 cu. ft

Characteristics

Crew + troops 1 to 3 crew + 24 troops
Max takeoff weight (MTOW)  19,844 Ib
Max takeoff weight with external load 20,615 lb
Useful load 9,409 lb
Max External load 9,920 lb
Engine type 2 x Safran Helicopter Makila 1A1 Turboshaft
Takeoff power 1,357 kW / 1,819 shp

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Ground Attack    
Troop transport and MEDEVAC    
Survivable    
On call    
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    
H215M take-off after dropping off a soldier    
Troop transport and MEDEVAC    
Military Transport    
H225M in flight during a casualty evacuation duty    
H215m: On call    
Airbus Helicopters delivers 2 upgraded AS532 for the French Army Aviation    
On call    
On call    
Survivable    
Competitive and multi-mission ready    
Competitive and multi-mission ready    
Competitive and multi-mission ready    
Focus on the Airbus Super Puma family and delivery of the 1,000th Super Puma helicopter      

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