The Z-9-H410A, a variant of the Harbin Z-9 Haitun, was initially powered by WZ8A engines (the Chinese produced Turboméca Arriel 1C1).  Maximum internal and external payloads are 1,900 kg and 1,600 kg, respectively.  The H410A could be equipped with Turboméca Arriel 2C engines, instead.  The helicopter features three pairs of doors, the rearmost pair being aft-sliding; the aircraft requires a single pilot and can hold a maximum of 13 passengers.  Accessories can include a searchlight, optoelectronic system and emergency flotation gear.

The H410A received domestic type and production certificates in April 2001, followed by its maiden flight in December 2003.  The helicopter was granted CAAC certification in July 2002.


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


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)

Layout and Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Dimensions
Overall Height: 4.01 m 13.2 ft
Overall Length: 13.46 m 44.2 ft
Overall Width: 11.93 m 39.1 ft
Airframe Dimensions
Airframe Length: 11.44 m 37.5 ft
Airframe Width:  
Airframe Height:  
Landing Gear Dimensions
Landing Gear Base:  
Landing Gear Track:  
Cabin Dimensions
Cabin Internal Height:  
Cabin Internal Length:  
Cabin Internal Width:  

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Cruising Speed: 160-280 km/h; Max Range (with auxiliary tank): 1,000 km

Max Gross Weight (ground): 4,100 kg 9,039 lb
Max Gross Weight (airborne):  
Max Take-off Weight: 4,100 kg 9,039 lb
Empty Weight: 2,050 kg 4,519 lb
Useful Load: 2,050 kg 4,519 lb
Empty Weight Fraction: 0.500
Climb Performance
Max Rate of Climb:  
Hover Performance
Hover Ceiling IGE: 2,150 m 7,054 ft
Hover Ceiling OGE: 1,150 m 3,773 ft
Max Level Flight Speed:  
Never Exceed Speed:  
Service Ceiling: 4,570 m 14,993 ft
Range and Endurance
Max Range: 860 km 464 nm
Max Endurance:  

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

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

Number of engines: 2
Designation: Turbomeca Arriel 2C turbine
Manufacturer: Turbomeca
Normal Ratings
Max continuous: 581 kW 779 hp
Take-off / rated: 626 kW 839 hp
OEI Ratings
OEI contingency: 646 kW 866 hp
OEI continuous: 626 kW 839 hp
OEI 30-second: 718 kW 962 hp
OEI intermediate:  

Primary Lift Device

Data on primary lift devices such as main rotors

Main Rotor Characteristics
Diameter: 11.93 m 39.14 ft
Direction of Rotation: Unknown
Hub Type:
Main Rotor Blade Characteristics
Blade Construction:
Blade Chord:  
Blade Tip Geometry:
Blade Twist:  
Number of Blades: 4
Main Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 111.78 m² 1203.3 ft²
Disc Loading: 36.68 kg/m² 7.512 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

'Fan-in-fin' assembly for torque compensation/directional control.

Tail Rotor Characteristics
Configuration: Unknown
Direction of Rotation: Unknown
Tail Rotor Blade Characteristics
Number of Blades: 13
Blade Construction:  
Blade Chord:  
Blade Twist:  
Tail Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area:  
Tail Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Tip Speed:  
Blade Area (per blade):  

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