Compared to the Harbin Z-9 Haitun, the helicopter's WZ8A engines are uprated to 740-shp (551.818 kW); and the fenestron blades number 11 wider chord composite blades instead of 13 all-metal blades.  The aircraft featured the fuselage of the AS 365N and the larger tail assembly of the AS 365N2.  Maximum internal and external payloads are 1,900 kg and 1,600 kg, respectively. 

The Z-9A-100 received CAAC type certification in December 1992; as the Z-9B (completely indigenous-produced) the helicopter entered PLA service in 1994.

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Aérospatiale, Helicopter Division

Primary manufacturer: Harbin Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation

Parent type: Aérospatiale Z-9

Aircraft status: Status unknown

Configuration

Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: Fenestron/Shrouded tail rotor

Crew required: 1

Crew seating: Side-by-side

Landing gear: Wheels (all retractable)

Overall Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Height: 4.01 m (13.2 ft)

Overall Length: 13.46 m (44.2 ft)

Overall Width: 11.93 m (39.1 ft)

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 2

Engine designation: SAEC WZ8A turbine

Engine manufacturer: South Aero-engine Co.

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 4100 kg (9039 lb)

Max Endurance: 5.0 hrs (5.0 hrs)

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