Airbus' Heavy twin H215 helicopter, belonging to Super Puma family, is demonstrating its multi-mission capabilities like firefighting, power line missions, law enforcement, and passenger transportation.
The airbus helicopters' H215 also performs in high and hot conditions during its debut demo tour in China. Kicking off the two-week long tour with demo flights today in Zhuhai, the H215 will then ferry flight to both Shenzhen and Lijiang.
The H215 will cover more than 2,000 km across China, attesting in real time to its long range capabilities, power, speed, and large useful payload, the company announced Monday.
The H215 will also showcase its superior firefighting capabilities, performing a series of flight demonstrations using a Bambi Bucket to extinguish fires.
The H215 is a multipurpose helicopter, combining advanced avionics and a reliable platform for rugged multi-mission capabilities. Its baseline configuration has been optimized to offer extremely competitive direct operating and maintenance costs.
Standard features include Makila 1A1 engines, the latest generation flight management system, and the most modern technologies, which include a glass cockpit avionics system and the renowned 4-axis autopilot from Airbus Helicopters’ advanced H225 – providing flight envelope protection, unrivalled precision and automatic hover stability in even the harshest operating conditions.
“The H215 will easily complement the current fleet of nearly 40 Super Puma aircraft already performing a wide range of missions in China, from oil & gas operations to aerial work to VIP transportation,” said Vincent Dufour, VP Commercial Airbus Helicopters China.
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