AS 332 Super Puma

• Oilrig support • Search and rescue • Tactical transport

Подпись:AS 332 Super PumaEurocopter’s family of heavylift

helicopters – Puma, Cougar and Super Puma – perform many duties around the world, but none more challenging as those in the petroleum industry. This is high adventure only a helicopter can provide – heading out over raging seas to bring supplies to oilrigs on the ocean. Fortunately, helicopters like the Super Puma handle extremely well when the going is rough.

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▲ Pre-flight checks

Подпись:AS 332 Super PumaPuma pilots have to carry out an elaborate chock procedure baton flying. This begins with the pilot walking round and examining the airframe and rotor blades.

◄ Long nights

Operating in the Shetlands mean long summer days and early starts, but long winter nights allow few daylight flying hours

AS 332 Super Puma

A Ready to go

With a closo eye on the vicious and changeable weather and fuel states carefully calculated, the crew taxis out. The number of passengers is vanablc. depending on the fuel load needed.

A Night maintenance

Where possible work is earned out at night, as the Super Pumas have a very busy day schedule.

◄ Norwegian Puma

AS Lutttransport operates in the Norwegian sectoi often flying in Arctic conditions.

FACTS AND

>■ The prototype Puma first flew on 15 April 1965.

>■ Tho Super Puma took to tho air for its maiden flight on 13 September 1978.

► About 420 Super Puma/Cougar

helicopters havo boon built, about half of thorn used by civil operators.

FIGURES

► Petroleum Helicopters, tho world’s largr**

user of helicopters, uses Pumas and Super Pumas.

>■ Tho military Puma variant, the AS 532
Cougar, Is used by 32 countries.

>■ Tho Super Puma Mk II introduced new main and tail rotors and transmission.

Eurocopter AS 332 Super Puma

 

profile

 

AS 332 Super Puma

AS 332 Super Puma

Type: medium-size transport hnlicootv Powerplant: two 1184-kW (t,590hp.)

ТшЬотйса МлкІІа IAI turbosJuifts

Maximum entising speed: 266 km/h (165 m. p.h.)

Weights: empty 4460 kg (9.812 to.), loaded 8600 kg (18,920 to.)

Accommodation: crew ol 2:24 passengers in high-dens’ty configuration, or nine stretchers and throe Mated casualties. or 4500 kg 19.900 lt>.) ol cargo slung oxtornaHy; some models have twin trixghl doors to accommodate bulky cargoes such as ой-drimng equipment

Dimensions:

main rotor diameter length height

rotor disc area

 

The Super Puma supplements the older and larger Sikorsky S-61 Sea King (below) to service the oil industry. It has been a great success for the manufacturers, now called Eurocopter. The British operating company Bristow ordered 31 of a special variant known as the Tiger for offshoro support work, and others are serving as far afield as the South Pacific and Abu Dhabi.

 

15 m (49 ft. 2 in.) 18.15 m (59 tt 6 in.) S.14m(16n ioin) 177.00 m* (1.906 sq. tt.)

 

ACTION DATA

 

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256 km* (159 o».h.>

 

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Mi l 225 km* (140 n p. h.)

 

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(422 ml.)

 

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AS 332 Super Puma

Puma family

pSA 350 PUMA: Developed initially as a nw. tary transport, the H AS 332 SUPER PUMA; Based on the highly successful ^e’ran ‘T V Iw! wc<!n 16 and 20 Passengers, it was one of SA 330. the Super Puma has more powerful engines, better

 

■ SUPER PUMA It The latest version ol the Puma, find certified in 1992, is the Super Puma II It e the longest In the series, with a stretched fuselage seating up to 29 passengers.

 

opters Cleared for ali-weatbor operation.

 

avtoivcs. and a tougher airframe and landing gear.

 

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