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H215

H215

The versatile heavy-lift solution

Airbus’ mission-proven H215 – available in 2 different versions to meet customer requirements – is characterised by its rugged design, excellent payload lift performance, cost efficiency and demonstrated ability to operate in the world’s most austere environments.


Cutting-edge technology

Both EASA and FAA certified, the H215 is equipped with the latest, most modern technologies to provide first class flight envelope protection, unrivalled precision, and stability in even the harshest operating conditions.

Aircraft

High versatility

A member of the well-known Super Puma/Cougar rotorcraft family, the H215 is a heavy-weight, twin-engine helicopter with outstanding performance, known for its high availability rate and competitive operating costs. It consists of 2 versions, one tailored for multi-role operations (formerly designated AS332 L1e) and the other for aerial work/utility duties (formerly designated AS332 C1e).

With the first aircraft built under a new industrial concept scheduled to roll off its Romanian final assembly line in 2017, henceforth all H215 helicopters will be built in a highly-capable standard configuration – able to support an extensive list of “optionals.” This new concept allows the rotorcraft to best meet customers’ expectations and serve a wide range of missions.

Main characteristics and features

Both of the H215 versions benefit from a highly-equipped baseline, which includes the following elements:

  • Proven MAKILA 1A1 engines
  • Latest-generation flight management system
  • Full glass cockpit avionics system, compatible with night vision goggles 

Additional standard features of the H215 include the digital dual duplex 4-axis autopilot from Airbus’ advanced H225 – which provides flight envelope protection, unrivalled precision and automatic hover stability in even the harshest operating conditions. Landings and takeoffs from unprepared sites where recirculating dust or snow can cause disorientation (brown-out or white-out) are subsequently performed safely.

Thanks to its state-of-the-art avionics and certifications by the European and U.S. airworthiness authorities (the EASA and FAA, respectively), the H215 ensures a high level of safety for pilots and passengers. Beyond these characteristics, it has an excellent availability rate with optimised maintenance and competitive operating costs. In addition, the rotorcraft benefits from Airbus’ enhanced services, including the HCare range of logistic services, that allow minimising customer stock investment for a given operational need.

Missions

Public services

Combining performance and cost-effectiveness, the H215 multi-role helicopter in the longer airframe variant is a highly efficient aircraft for parapublic service missions.

For law enforcement duties, it can carry a fully-operational special team and its equipment to deployment locations day and night, along with a hoist, fast-roping beam and night vision goggle compatible cockpit.

When outfitted with multi-patient medical interiors, the H215 is a versatile medical evacuation platform, while the helicopter’s overall performance and range enables extended-duration search and rescue missions.

Passenger transport

The H215 is also ideal for passenger transport with its large interior accommodating 19 passengers comfortably (or 22 troops), along with 2 pilots. It can be used for executive and VIP transport, 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

When tailored for aerial work and utility missions, the H215 can accommodate heavy internal loads – with its large sliding doors allowing the transportation of bulky freight and the rear access facilitating the handling of long loads.

Based on a shorter airframe than its multi-role counterpart, this H215 variant’s flexibility is further increased with the ability to install a hydraulic hoist, as well as a cargo sling with maximum load of 4.5 tonnes. A selection of other optional equipment ensures the rotorcraft can handle a wide spectrum of mission capabilities.

Documents

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18 April 2017

H215 Infographic

Airbus’ mission-proven H215 – available in 2 different versions to meet customer requirements – is characterised by its rugged design, excellent payload lift performance, cost efficiency and demonstrated ability to operate in the world’s most austere environments.

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Naming Convention      
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21 November 2017

Naming Convention

Airbus Helicopters renamed the majority of its products in 2015 to reflects its own rebranding as Airbus and to provide its customers with a coherent and easy-tounderstand product range.

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Civil Range      
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16 October 2017

Civil Range

Airbus Helicopters’ mission is to provide the most efficient rotorcraft solutions to our customers, so that they may serve, protect, save lives and safely carry passengers in demanding environments.

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H215-Brochure-Presentation      
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07 February 2016

H215-Brochure-Presentation

Within Airbus Helicopters’ Super Puma family, H215 workhorse helicopters are legendary for their rugged design, excellent payload lift performance, and demonstrated ability to operate in the most austere environments.

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H215-Technical-Data      
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08 February 2017

H215-Technical-Data

Photos and videos

H215 for aerial work and utility missions      
H215 for aerial work and utility missions
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20 October 2017

H215 for aerial work and utility missions

When tailored for aerial work and utility missions, the H215 can accommodate heavy internal loads – with its large sliding doors allowing the transportation of bulky freight and the rear access facilitating the handling of long loads.

Read more
H215 for passenger transport      
H215 for passenger transport
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20 October 2017

H215 for passenger transport

The H215 is also ideal for passenger transport with its large interior accommodating 19 passengers comfortably (or 22 troops), along with 2 pilots. It can be used for executive and VIP transport, and as a corporate shuttle.

Read more
H215      
H215
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20 October 2017

H215

Thanks to its state-of-the-art avionics and certifications by the European and U.S. airworthiness authorities (the EASA and FAA, respectively), the H215 ensures a high level of safety for pilots and passengers.

Read more
H215 2017 Demo Tour in China      
H215 2017 Demo Tour in China
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18 July 2017

H215 2017 Demo Tour in China

The H215 showcased its mission capabilities with a firefighting helicopter bucket demonstration.

H215 2017 Demo Tour in China      
H215 2017 Demo Tour in China
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18 July 2017

H215 2017 Demo Tour in China

The H215 showcased its mission capabilities with a firefighting helicopter bucket demonstration.

H215 China Demotour 001      
H215 China Demotour 001
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03 July 2017

H215 China Demotour 001

Chinese customers will experience the multi-mission capabilities of this powerful helicopter first-hand.

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German federal police to receive three H215 helicopters      
German federal police to receive three H215 helicopters
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07 December 2016

German federal police to receive three H215 helicopters

The German federal police (Bundespolizei) has signed a contract with Airbus Helicopters for the purchase of three H215 multi-role rotorcraft via the purchasing administration of the German Federal Ministry of Interior.

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Spanish Air Force takes delivery of its first H215      
Spanish Air Force takes delivery of its first H215
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04 October 2016

Spanish Air Force takes delivery of its first H215

The German federal police (Bundespolizei) has signed a contract with Airbus Helicopters for the purchase of three H215 multi-role rotorcraft via the purchasing administration of the German Federal Ministry of Interior.

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The H215 basks in a successful Latin American Demotour      
The H215 basks in a successful Latin American Demotour
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30 May 2016

The H215 basks in a successful Latin American Demotour

Four weeks and almost 140 flight hours after starting its demonstration tour of Latin America, the H215 is headed back to its base in the United States, having earned kudos among participating customers. In the middle of its tour, an unexpected call to aid a humanitarian mission showed that the heavy helicopter was more than just a pretty face.

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The H215 basks in a successful Latin American Demotour      
The H215 basks in a successful Latin American Demotour
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30 May 2016

The H215 basks in a successful Latin American Demotour

In a region where Airbus Helicopters has been providing rotorcraft solutions for forty years, the arrival of a new workhorse helicopter, the H215, on its Latin American demo tour left a renewed flood of good first impressions in its wake.

Read more
The H215 basks in a successful Latin American Demotour      
The H215 basks in a successful Latin American Demotour
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30 May 2016

The H215 basks in a successful Latin American Demotour

Some 23 pilots flew the helicopter in Buenos Aires, and dozens of others took the controls over the course of the month, where praise focused on the H215’s unrivalled precision and stability in a variety of conditions.

Read more
The H215 basks in a successful Latin American Demotour      
The H215 basks in a successful Latin American Demotour
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30 May 2016

The H215 basks in a successful Latin American Demotour

In a region where Airbus Helicopters has been providing rotorcraft solutions for forty years, the arrival of a new workhorse helicopter, the H215, on its Latin American demo tour left a renewed flood of good first impressions in its wake.

Read more
The H215 basks in a successful Latin American Demotour      
The H215 basks in a successful Latin American Demotour
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30 May 2016

The H215 basks in a successful Latin American Demotour

Some 23 pilots flew the helicopter in Buenos Aires, and dozens of others took the controls over the course of the month, where praise focused on the H215’s unrivalled precision and stability in a variety of conditions.

Read more
The H215 basks in a successful Latin American Demotour      
The H215 basks in a successful Latin American Demotour
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30 May 2016

The H215 basks in a successful Latin American Demotour

More than 250 passengers, among them pilots, press, members of the armed forces, and commercial operators, were invited to participate in demonstration flights across the region.

Read more
The H215 basks in a successful Latin American Demotour      
The H215 basks in a successful Latin American Demotour
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30 May 2016

The H215 basks in a successful Latin American Demotour

More than 250 passengers, among them pilots, press, members of the armed forces, and commercial operators, were invited to participate in demonstration flights across the region.

Read more
The H215 basks in a successful Latin American Demotour      
The H215 basks in a successful Latin American Demotour
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30 May 2016

The H215 basks in a successful Latin American Demotour

In a region where Airbus Helicopters has been providing rotorcraft solutions for forty years, the arrival of a new workhorse helicopter, the H215, on its Latin American demo tour left a renewed flood of good first impressions in its wake.

Read more
The H215 basks in a successful Latin American Demotour      
The H215 basks in a successful Latin American Demotour
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30 May 2016

The H215 basks in a successful Latin American Demotour

More than 250 passengers, among them pilots, press, members of the armed forces, and commercial operators, were invited to participate in demonstration flights across the region.

Read more
The H215 basks in a successful Latin American Demotour      
The H215 basks in a successful Latin American Demotour
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30 May 2016

The H215 basks in a successful Latin American Demotour

Four weeks and almost 140 flight hours after starting its demonstration tour of Latin America, the H215 is headed back to its base in the United States, having earned kudos among participating customers. In the middle of its tour, an unexpected call to aid a humanitarian mission showed that the heavy helicopter was more than just a pretty face.

Read more
The H215 basks in a successful Latin American Demotour      
The H215 basks in a successful Latin American Demotour
 / 

30 May 2016

The H215 basks in a successful Latin American Demotour

Four weeks and almost 140 flight hours after starting its demonstration tour of Latin America, the H215 is headed back to its base in the United States, having earned kudos among participating customers. In the middle of its tour, an unexpected call to aid a humanitarian mission showed that the heavy helicopter was more than just a pretty face.

Read more
The H215 basks in a successful Latin American Demotour      
The H215 basks in a successful Latin American Demotour
 / 

30 May 2016

The H215 basks in a successful Latin American Demotour

Some 23 pilots flew the helicopter in Buenos Aires, and dozens of others took the controls over the course of the month, where praise focused on the H215’s unrivalled precision and stability in a variety of conditions.

Read more
H215 - Colombia Latin America Demo Tour        
 
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13 June 2016

H215 - Colombia Latin America Demo Tour

H215 - Escuador support        
 
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19 May 2016

H215 - Escuador support

In the frame of the Foundation’s support to Ecuador, Airbus Helicopters provided one heavy H215 helicopter, to Manta in order to transport tons of first necessity supplies such as food, water and medical equipment to help equipment and medical staff and to bring necessary water and food to otherwise inaccessible areas.

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H215 Demo Tour - Chile        
 
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04 May 2016

H215 Demo Tour - Chile

HAI 2016 - H215        
 
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02 March 2016

HAI 2016 - H215

Brent Nicewonger, Sales Manager, Utility & Tour at Airbus Helicopters discusses the capabilities and the upcoming demo tour of the multi-role H215, the heavy utility segment solution.

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H215 news

Airtelis orders three H215s for aerial work

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H215 in action during China demo tour

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Airbus Helicopters’ H215 kicks off its debut demo tour in China

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The Airbus widebody family: efficiency, profitability and comfort

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Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department becomes Japan’s first H215 operator

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German federal police to receive three H215 helicopters

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