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AEROSPATIALE AS-332 Super Puma

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AS32
Aircraft
Name AS-332 Super Puma
Manufacturer AEROSPATIALE
Wing Rotary
Position Four-blade main rotor
Tail Five-blade tail rotor
WTC Medium
APC A
Type code H2T
Engine Turboshaft
Engine count Multi
Position In fuselage
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 3


Manufacturered as:

AEROSPATIALE Cougar
AEROSPATIALE Hkp10 Super Puma
AEROSPATIALE AS-532UL Cougar
AEROSPATIALE Tiger
AEROSPATIALE Super Puma
AEROSPATIALE AS-332B Super Puma
AEROSPATIALE AS-332B1 Super Puma
AEROSPATIALE AS-532UC Cougar
AEROSPATIALE AS-332C Super Puma
AEROSPATIALE AS-332F1 Super Puma
AEROSPATIALE AS-332L1 Super Puma
AEROSPATIALE AS-332L Super Puma
AEROSPATIALE AS-332M1 Super Puma
AEROSPATIALE AS-332M Super Puma
AEROSPATIALE AS-532SC Cougar
AEROSPATIALE AS-332L Tiger
ATLAS Oryx
ATLAS SA-330 Oryx
CASA Super Puma
CASA Cougar
CASA AS-332 Super Puma
DIRGANTARA Super Puma
DIRGANTARA NAS-332 Super Puma
EUROCOPTER Super Puma
EUROCOPTER Hkp10 Super Puma
EUROCOPTER Cougar
EUROCOPTER AS-532UL Cougar
EUROCOPTER AS-532UC Cougar
EUROCOPTER AS-532SC Cougar
EUROCOPTER AS-532AL Cougar
EUROCOPTER AS-332M1 Super Puma
EUROCOPTER AS-332L1 Super Puma
NURTANIO Super Puma
NURTANIO NAS-332 Super Puma
NUSANTARA Super Puma
NUSANTARA NAS-332 Super Puma
RUAG Cougar
RUAG AS-532 Cougar
SF AS-532 Cougar
SF Cougar
SINGAPORE AS-332 Super Puma
SINGAPORE Super Puma
TUSAS AS-532 Cougar
TUSAS Cougar


AEROSPATIALE AS-332 Super Puma

AEROSPATIALE AS-332 Super Puma AEROSPATIALE AS-332 Super Puma 3D

Description

Twin engine medium lift helicopter.

Technical Data

Wing span 15.00 m49.213 ft
Length 16.36 m53.675 ft
Height 4.92 m16.142 ft
Powerplant 2 x Turboméca Makila 1A1 turboshaft, 1,300 kW (1,742 shp) each.
Engine model Turboméca Makila

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
Descent
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
Approach
V2 (IAS) kts IAS 80 kts IAS 80 kts IAS kts MACH TAS 157 kts MACH IAS 130 kts IAS 90 kts Vapp (IAS) 40 kts
Distance m ROC 1500 ft/min ROC 700 ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH ROD ft/min ROD 1000 ft/min MCS kts Distance m
MTOW 78007,800 kg
7.8 tonnes
kg
Ceiling FL170 ROD 1000 ft/min APC A
WTC M Range 460460 nm
851,920 m
851.92 km
2,795,013.125 ft
NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving AS32

  • AS32 / B734, Aberdeen UK, 2000 (For reasons that were not established, a Super Puma helicopter being air tested and in the hover at about 30 feet agl near the active runway at Aberdeen assumed that the departure clearance given by GND was a take off clearance and moved into the hover over the opposite end of the runway at the same time as a Boeing 737 was taking off. The 737 saw the helicopter ahead and made a high speed rejected take off, stopping approximately 100 metres before reaching the position of the helicopter which had by then moved off the runway still hovering.)
  • AS32, en-route, North Sea Norway, 1998 (On 20 October 1998, in the North Sea, an Eurocopter AS332L Super Puma operated by Norsk HeliKopter AS, experienced engine failure with autorotation and subsequent lost of height. The crew misidentified the malfunctioning engine and reduced the power of the remaining serviceable engine. However, the mistake was realised quickly enough for the crew to recover control of the helicopter.)
  • AS32, en-route, North Sea UK, 2002 (On 28th February 2002, an Aerospatiale AS332L Super Puma helicopter en route approximately 70 nm northeast of Scatsa, Shetland Islands was in the vicinity of a storm cell when a waterspout was observed about a mile abeam. Soon afterwards, violent pitch, roll and yaw with significant negative and positive ‘g’ occurred. Recovery to normal flight was achieved after 15 seconds and after a control check, the flight was completed. After flight, all five tail rotor blades and tail pylon damage were discovered. It was established that this serious damage was the result of contact between the blades and the pylon.)
  • AS32, en-route, near Peterhead Scotland UK, 2009 (On 1 April 2009, the flight crew of a Bond Helicopters’ Eurocopter AS332 L2 Super Puma en route from the Miller Offshore Platform to Aberdeen at an altitude of 2000 feet lost control of their helicopter when a sudden and catastrophic failure of the main rotor gearbox occurred and, within less than 20 seconds, the hub with the main rotor blades attached separated from the helicopter causing it to fall into the sea at a high vertical speed The impact destroyed the helicopter and all 16 occupants were killed. Seventeen Safety Recommendations were made as a result of the investigation.)
  • NIM / AS32, vicinity RAF Kinloss UK, 2006 (On 17 October 2006, at night, in low cloud and poor visibility conditions in the vicinity of Kinloss Airfield UK, a loss of separation event occurred between an RAF Nimrod MR2 aircraft and a civilian AS332L Puma helicopter.)