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SA.313 Alouette II
F-BSRM PH-NSW
SA.316B / SE.3160 Alouette III
RNethAF A-247 RNethAF A-292
RNethAF A-499 RNethAF H-81
EC155 B Dauphin II
G-ISST OO-NHP
PH-EQR PH-SHN
Eurocopter AS332 L / 532 U2
LN-ONI RNethAF S-419
D-HEGU Airbus Helicopters AS332 L1 Super Puma c/n 2017 - Bundespolizei - Berlin-Brandenburg Airport in Germany - 25 April 2018 Berlin-Schönefeld Airport

The Airbus Helicopters AS.332 L2 Super Puma is a twin-engined medium-weight transport helicopter for up to 2 crew and 22 passengers powered by two Turboméca Makila 1A1 turbine engines. The SNIAS SA.332 Super Puma was derived from the SA.330 Puma, that flew first on 15 April 1965 under Sud-Aviation banner. On 1 January 1970, Sud-Aviation merged with a number of other French aerospace companies to form SNIAS (Société Nationale Industrielle Aerospatiale). Development of the AS.332 Super Puma with more powerful engines and an enhanced rotor system started in the late 70s. On 7 September 1977, the Makila-powered test-bed prototype SA.331 c/n 001 F-WZAT, the modified SA330 B Puma c/n 1541, flew first. The first production standard Super Puma, AS332-01 F-WZJA, was flown on 13 September 1978. On 1 February 1980, the AS332 C flew first, followed by the AS332 L version (L for long) on 10 October. SNIAS AS 332L Super Puma was certificated in 1983. From 1984, SNIAS operated under the name of Aérospatiale. The Super Puma is in use in several military and civilian roles. In 1990, the military Super Puma designations were changed from AS332 to AS532 Cougar to distinguish between the civil and military variants of the helicopter. The helicopter divisions of MBB from Germany and Aérospatiale from France merged in January 1992 to form the Eurocopter Group. As a result of the merger between the Eurocopter parents Aérospatiale-Matra; DaimlerChrysler Aerospace (DASA) and Construcciones Aeronàuticas Sociedad Anonima (CASA) in July 2000, the Eurocopter group became a division of the new formed EADS (European Aeronautic Defence and Space company). New Eurocopter designations for the further developed helicopters based on the AS332L series were added: EC 225 Super Puma (civilian versions) and EC 725 Cougar (military versions). Taking off into 2014, EADS was rebranded as "Airbus Group". Uniting all its activities under a single brand, its helicopter division Eurocopter was rebranded as Airbus Helicopters on 8 January 2014.

In May 2008, Eurocopter AS332 L1 Super Puma c/n 2017 was registered D-HEGU with Bundesminsterium des Innern o/b Bundespolizeifliegerstaffel. The 1982-built Eurocopter AS332 L1 Super Puma was registered before as C-GSLC; HC-BNC; C-GSLC; HC-BQJ; UN411; G-BWHN and OY-HDT. On 25 April 2018, the Bundespolizei' Airbus Helicopters AS332 L1 D-HEGU was seen visiting the ILA Berlin Air Show 2018 at a wet Berlin-Brandenburg / Willy Brandt International Airport.

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