Chinese manufactured version of the Airbus Helicopters H175 with a WZ16 engine.  It is the civil variant of the military Z-15 helicopter.


Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: AVICOPTER PLC

Primary manufacturer: AVICOPTER PLC

Parent type: Avicopter H175/EC175

Aircraft status: Operational


Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: Tail rotor

Crew required: 2

Crew seating: Side-by-side

Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)

Layout and Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Dimensions
Overall Height: 5.34 m 17.5 ft
Overall Length: 18.06 m 59.3 ft
Overall Width: 14.80 m 48.6 ft
Airframe Dimensions
Airframe Length: 15.68 m 51.4 ft
Airframe Width: 2.62 m 8.6 ft
Airframe Height: 3.48 m 11.4 ft
Landing Gear Dimensions
Landing Gear Base: 4.00 m 13.1 ft
Landing Gear Track: 2.62 m 8.6 ft
Cabin Dimensions
Cabin Internal Height: 1.40 m 4.6 ft
Cabin Internal Length: 4.10 m 13.5 ft
Cabin Internal Width: 2.13 m 7.0 ft

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics


Max Gross Weight (ground): 7,500 kg 16,535 lb
Max Gross Weight (airborne):  
Max Take-off Weight: 7,500 kg 16,535 lb
Empty Weight: 4,603 kg 10,148 lb
Useful Load: 2,897 kg 6,387 lb
Empty Weight Fraction: 0.614
Climb Performance
Max Rate of Climb: 2 m/s 374 fpm
Hover Performance
Hover Ceiling IGE: 3,209 m 10,528 ft
Hover Ceiling OGE: 1,656 m 5,433 ft
Max Level Flight Speed: 274 km/h 148 kts
Never Exceed Speed: 324 km/h 175 kts
Service Ceiling: 4,572 m 15,000 ft
Range and Endurance
Max Range: 1,060 km 572 nm
Max Endurance: 6 hrs 6 hrs

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Provided powerplant data is for uninstalled, sea level, static operations.

Number of engines: 2
Designation: Turbomeca WZ16 turbine
Manufacturer: Turbomeca
Normal Ratings
Max continuous:  
Take-off / rated:  
OEI Ratings
OEI contingency:  
OEI continuous:  
OEI 30-second:  
OEI intermediate:  

Primary Lift Device

Data on primary lift devices such as main rotors

Main Rotor Characteristics
Diameter: 14.80 m 48.56 ft
Direction of Rotation: Unknown
Hub Type:  
Main Rotor Blade Characteristics
Blade Construction: Glass/carbon-fiber
Blade Chord:  
Blade Tip Geometry: Parabolic
Blade Twist:  
Number of Blades: 5
Main Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 172.03 m² 1851.8 ft²
Disc Loading: 43.60 kg/m² 8.929 lb/ft²
Main Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Blade area per blade:  
Tip Speed:  

Primary Control Device

Data on primary control devices such as tail rotors

Tail rotor is canted at 20 degs.

Tail Rotor Characteristics
Diameter: 3.20 m 10.50 ft
Configuration: Unknown
Direction of Rotation: Unknown
Tail Rotor Blade Characteristics
Number of Blades: 3
Blade Construction: Glass/carbon-fiber
Blade Chord:  
Blade Twist:  
Tail Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 8.04 m² 86.6 ft²
Tail Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Tip Speed:  
Blade Area (per blade):  

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