The AS565 MBe is powered by two Turbomeca Arriel 2N turboshaft engines for reliable performance in high-and-hot conditions. It features modern cockpit avionics that include an automatic flight control system (AFCS) and flight management system.
Some 250 Panther/ Dauphin family helicopters are operated by maritime customers in more than 20 countries, including the U.S. Coast Guard’s fleet of nearly 100 HH-65Cs.
Outfitted with a full glass cockpit and modern avionics, the H215M's flight deck is compatible with night vision goggles. Features include Airbus Helicopters’ dual-duplex digital 4-axis autopilot and associated automatic flight control system (AFCS), which provide flight envelope protection, unrivalled precision and stability.
Also incorporated in the instrument panel is the Vehicle and Engine Multifunction Display (VEMD) that considerably reduces pilot workload to further enhance flight safety.
As a true multi-role platform, the H225M enables military forces to deploy wherever and whenever needed. Operating both from ships and from land, even in icing conditions, this helicopter has an all-weather capability supported by state-of-the-art night vision goggle compatibility.
The helicopter’s outstanding 700 nautical mile range is extended with air-to-air refueling, which can be performed while in forward flight and during hover.
Powered by two latest-generation engines, the H225M’s five-blade rotor provides an exceptionally low vibration level, and the modular design of rotor mechanical assemblies allows for easier maintenance