aerospatiale alouette ii
SA315B Lama

1969        


SA315B Lama


Model History:

In 1968, Sud-Aviation received a request of the Indian Air Force for a helicopter capable of operate in high altitude. Differences between the Alouette II includes three tail rotor blades, forward U/C dampers and strike guard over T/R drive shaft.

It was primarily built in India as HAL Cheetah and in Brazil as Helibras HB.315B Gaviao

On June 21, 1972 a Lama reach major altitude world record for an helicopter: 12.442 m ( ~ 41,000 ft )

It was the main rescue helicopter on both the asian Himalayas and southamerican Andes for decades, being succeeded from 1997 by the B3 variant of the Squirell

SA315 Lama differs from the SA313 Alouette II principally in its single Turbomeca Artouste IIIb engine. Hover performance (in and out of ground effect) was also improved by a factor of 5.



News about this Model:

WWII plane rescue in the Andes Mountains, 21-Feb-00 : TUPUNGATO, Mendoza, Argentina - Army specialists worked Monday at the site of a 1947 plane crash high in the Andes Mountains, hoping to bring down pieces of the plane and remains of passengers missing for decades.

Rescue at an altitude of 15,000 feet ( 4,500 m ), 30-Oct-99 : NEW DELHI, India - The Indian Air Force rescued 16 climbers trapped in the Himalayas in Bhutan due to heavy snow, United News of India (UNI) reported Friday.

Lama celebrates 30 Years, 15-Mar-99 : Marignane, France - On March 17, 1969 the SA315B Lama made its maiden flight. Three years later, on June 21, 1972, Jean Boulet reached an altitude of 12,442m, setting an outright world altitude record that remains unbeaten to this day.




Model Specifications:

Engine: 1 x Turbomeca Artouste IIIB 543shp
Capacity: 1 + 4
Length: (m) 10.24
Height: (m) 3.1
Blades: 3
Rotor diam.: (m) 11
Disc area: (m2) 95.38
Weight: (kgs) Empty: 1020     Max: 2300
Speed: (km/h)     Max: 192
Range: (km) 500
Ceiling: (m) 5400     Max: 12442
Rate/Climb: (m/min) 330



Organisations with this Model:

From Organisation with model SA315B Lama
1971
switzerland Air Glaciers SA
    1971/now
1973
argentina Fuerza Aerea Argentina
    13 1973/now
 
1974
usa Evergreen Helicopters
    1974/now
 
1975
argentina Comando de Aviacion de Ejercito Argentino
    6 1975/now
bolivia Fuerza Aerea Boliviana
    1975/??
chile ejercito de chile
    16 1975/09
ecuador Ejercito Ecuatoriano
    6 1975/now
 
1978
argentina Gendarmeria Nacional Argentina
    6 1978/10
brazil Helibras
    1978/now
iran sazemane khadamat helicopteri
    2 1978/now
 
1982
chile fuerza aerea de chile
    7 1982/03
1983
norway Airlift AS
    2 1983/now
1985
switzerland HELOG
    1985/07
switzerland Heli Bernina AG
    3 1985/now
2005
italy Pellissier Helicopter
    1 2005/09
Unknown!
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mexico Gobierno de Mexico
switzerland Air Zermatt AG
 

Construction Numbers on database of SA315B Lama

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Construction Numbers of this Model: Help Us    

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    329 Fuerza Aerea Argentina H-67 : FAA d/d 06jul81, c/n 329/MR413; 07feb05 crash at Cerro +
recovered some parts and repaired; 12aug12 pictured at+
    1025 wucher helicopter OE-OXR : Wucher c/n 1025/34 original built as SE3130 toward HB-Z+
Heli Bernina AG HB-ZMT : HeliBernina from mar11 ex OE-OXR
    1155 Österreichische Luftstreitkräfte 3D-XU : se3130
Air Glaciers SA HB-XXJ : Air Glaciers; conv. to Lama; ex TR-LUZ
    1241 ON SALE Aéronautique Navale 142 : se3130 Marine, crash 1964; to I-KGKM as Lama c/n 1241/48
EliFriulia I-KGKM : Elifriulia, conv to SA315B Lama type
OE-XCM : Finland from May08; Jul09, noted in hangar at Trieben, +
OH-HWK : Austria,
    2053 Landespolizei D-HASO : sa318c Polizei 1970, to N29907
N29907 : SA.315B Lama c/n 2053/20; canc 1988
I-SESI : SA315B Lama type; Giana
    2167 Landespolizei D-HNRW : sa318c SA318C Alouette II; Polizei Nordrhein-Westfalen 1970-19+
Aerospatiale F-WIPE : 1983 conv SA.315 Lama 2167/22
HELOG HB-XPD : Helog Apr85-Apr86, ex D-HNRW, F-WIPE
Heli Bernina AG HB-XPD : Heli Bernina 1986-2002; to VT-HIM
VT-HIM : Himalayan Heli-skiing, India; ex HB-XPD; w/o 30apr03 +
    2250 Force Aerienne Togolaise 5V-MAJ : sa318c Togo air force
Aerospatiale F-ODLE : Reg Apr87; conv to SA.315B Lama c/n 2250/25
F-ODLE : France, many owners
Pellissier Helicopter I-PHAI : Pellisier Helicopter from Nov05
F-GIMC : HELI 12 France from Apr09
    2267 Fuerza Aerea Argentina H-61 : FAA d/d 13dec72; w/o 01feb81
    2275 Ejercito Ecuatoriano IGM-275 : Instituto Geografico Militar; w/o 27mar79
    2282 Fuerza Aerea Argentina H-62 : FAA d/d 13dec72; w/o 08dec76
    2295 N62886 : USA, to F-GEJU
Heli-Union F-GEJU : Heli Union France, noted Jun97
EliOssola I-MICU : Eli Ossola
    2298 OE-EXX : written off 1974
    2299 Fuerza Aerea Argentina H-63 : FAA d/d 07may73; w/o 09jan76 crashed at Cerro Mercedari+
    2302 Fuerza Aerea Argentina H-64 : FAA d/d 1973; 21mar80 crashed at Hito Los Leones?; 2012+
    2312 Gobierno de Mexico XC-GEG : Estado de Guanajuato
    2313 Ejercito Ecuatoriano IGM-313 : Instituto Geografico Militar; to AvEj 318
Ejercito Ecuatoriano 318 : Ejercito; ex IGM-313
    2314 Ejercito Ecuatoriano IGM-314 : Instituto Geografico Militar
    2327 Fuerza Aerea Argentina H-65 : w/o 14jan77
    2328 Fuerza Aerea Argentina H-66 : FAA d/d 1973; w/o 27aug96 crashed at Cerro El Plata, Me+
    2334 Air Glaciers SA HB-XVL : Air Glaciers; ex N62250
    2368 Air Zermatt AG HB-XPJ : Air Zermatt; ex LN-OSO, 9M-SAB; Dec/2011 on sale
    2379 1974 F-BVEU : to CP-2401
CP-2401 : to F-GIPB
F-GIPB : to HB-ZGP
HB-ZGP : Valair 2005-2010
HB-ZGP : Alpinlift 2010-
    2388 ejercito de chile 153 : Ejercito
    2389 ejercito de chile 154 : Ejercito, wfu 2003 to CC-PQI
CC-CGR : Alfa Helicopteros, Chile noted 2003-2007; w/o unk
    2390 ejercito de chile 155 : Ejercito, wfu 2004 to CC-PQM
    2391 ejercito de chile 156 : Ejercito
    2392 ejercito de chile 157 : Ejercito
    2393 ejercito de chile 158 : Ejercito, w/o 08dec87
    2394 1974 Evergreen Helicopters N90824 : Evergreen Oct74-May03, wfu
    2395 1974 OE-EXW : toward F-BYCZ
F-BYCZ : from 1978 to 1980 ex OE-EXW toward Helitransport
F-BYCZ helitransport : from 1980 to 1988 toward new owner
F-BYCZ : from 1988-Nov95 ex helitransport toward Heli Union
Heli-Union F-BYCZ : Heli Union from Nov95-2001 toward Helicopters de France
Helicopteres de France F-BYCZ : Helicopteres de France from 2001
    2396 1974 Evergreen Helicopters N48087 : Evergreen, noted 1993
N48087 : Denali Helicopters at Talkeetna, AK from May11
    2397 1974 Evergreen Helicopters N48089 : Evergreen from Jan75
    2400 1974 OE-EXV : toward HB-XRD
HB-XRD Rhein Helicopter AG : from 1988 - Jul02 ex OE-EXV toward new owner Heli TV
Heli-TV SA HB-XRD : Heli TV from Jul02-Jul03 toward new owner Air Glaciers
Air Glaciers SA HB-XRD : Air Glaciers from Jul03-Sep03 toward new owner Heli TV
Heli-TV SA HB-XRD : Heli TV from Sep03
    2401 Evergreen Helicopters N62339 : Evergreen, to C-GZXX
C-GZXX : rtn to N62339
Roberts Aircraft Company N62339 : Roberts Aircraft From Jun02
    2407 Air Glaciers SA HB-XTN : Air Glaciers; ex N62345; scr
    2420 Fuerza Aerea Boliviana FAB-722 : FAB d/d 1979
    2422 Fuerza Aerea Boliviana FAB-723 : FAB d/d 1979
    2424 Comando de Aviacion de Ejercito Argentino AE-385 : Ejercito d/d 27nov75
    2425 Comando de Aviacion de Ejercito Argentino AE-386 : Ejercito d/d 1975; pictured at Campo de Mayo
    2426 Fuerza Aerea Boliviana FAB-724 : FAB d/d 1979, to N27443
Roberts Aircraft Company N27443 : Roberts Aircraft 2002-2004, lsd C-GLXZ
Akagi Helicopter JA6558 : Akagi Helicopter 2004-2008
    2427 Comando de Aviacion de Ejercito Argentino AE-387 : Ejercito d/d 1975; 08sep99 crash, repaired; 2008 seen i+
29may13 picture at Campo de Mayo during Army day
    2428 1975 Evergreen Helicopters N55963 : Evergreen from Sep85
    2429 Comando de Aviacion de Ejercito Argentino AE-388 : Ejercito d/d 1975
    2431 Comando de Aviacion de Ejercito Argentino AE-389 : Ejercito d/d 1975
    2432 Comando de Aviacion de Ejercito Argentino AE-390 : Ejercito d/d 1975
29may13 pictured at Campo de Mayo during Army Day. Spot+
    2436 Air Glaciers SA HB-XFE : Air Glaciers; loan OE-EXB; scr
    2439 1975 N47276 : to G-BMUB
PDG Helicopters G-BMUB : PLM Dollar/PDG Jun86-Mar88
D-HBRA : Schreiner Luftfahrtunternehmen GmbH; 09apr88 pictured a+
HB-XYT : Helikopter Service Triet AG from Apr92
    2445 1976 HB-XFX unknown : from 1976 to 1980 to Air Glaciers
Air Glaciers SA HB-XFX : Air Glaciers from 1980 to 1981 ex owner(s) ??? to owner+
HB-XFX unknown : from 1981 to 1982 ex Air Glaciers to Air Zermatt
Air Zermatt AG HB-XFX : Air Zermatt from 1982 ex owner(s) ??? on 10 July 2004 w+
    2446 Fuerza Aerea Argentina H-68 : FAA d/d 21may01, ex N27273; 2012 noted
    2452 1975 Gobierno de Mexico XC-BOG : Gobierno; Aerospatiale Serial N47288
    2457 Heli-Union F-GAMB : Heli Union France, noted Feb98
EliOssola I-CACO : Eli Ossola
    2459 Fuerza Aerea Argentina H-62 : w/o 04jun96
    2461 Airstar Elicotteri I-PITO : Airstar Elicotteri
    2478 1977 wucher helicopter OE-EXU : Wucher
    2490 1977 N49524 : to G-BMUA
PDG Helicopters G-BMUA : Dollar Air Services Ltd Jun/Aug 1986
Air Grischa Helikopter AG HB-XRF : Air Grischa Sep86-May88
OE-KXD : Austria Jun88-Apr89
Air Grischa Apr89-Jun99
Air Glaciers SA HB-XRF : Air Glaciers from Jun99
25jan14 pictured at Sion during WEF Annual meeting
    2493 ejercito de chile 160 : Ejercito wfu 2003, to CC-PQP
CC-PQP : to CC-CGT
CC-CGT :
    2494 ejercito de chile 161 : Ejercito IGM, wfu 2005, to CC-CGC
CC-CGC : New Zealands Oceania Aviation, ex 161, rtn to Army
Preserved at Museo Historico Militar. Was once painted+
    2496 Fuerza Aerea Argentina H-63 : FAA d/d Oct77; crash 07jul83; repaired; 2009 noted
    2497 ejercito de chile 159 : Ejercito
    2499 Fuerza Aerea Argentina H-65 : FAA d/d 1977; w/o 17may91 crashed at Plaza de Mulas
    2504 ejercito de chile 162 : Ejercito
    2505 1977 N49537 : US Dept of the Interior, United States Geological Surve+
D-HFWZ : Valair AG at Hergiswil, Switzerland from Oct97
HB-ZDG : Heli Rezia, Switzerland May05-Aug07
N316DJ : Southern Aircraft Consultancy Inc Trustee at Dereham No+
    2506 Toho Air Service JA9193 : Toho Air Service
    2512 1979 OE-EXY : toward HB-XMR
heliswiss HB-XMR : Heliswiss from May81 ex OE-EXY
    2514 fuerza aerea de chile H-10 : fach d/d 1982
    2515 fuerza aerea de chile H-11 : fach d/d 1982; w/o 11jun83
    2516 fuerza aerea de chile H-12 : fach d/d 1982; to CC-CNE
CC-CNE : ?
    2517 fuerza aerea de chile H-13 : fach d/d 1982
    2518 fuerza aerea de chile H-14 : fach d/d 1982
    2519 fuerza aerea de chile H-15 : fach d/d 1982; w/o Jun97
    2520 1978 Roberts Aircraft Company N3978Y : Roberts Aircraft from Jun83, ex C-GVWB; canc Sep02
US Forest Service N3978Y : US Forest Service; w/o 30jul02 at Estes Park, CO during+
    2522 1978 JA9190 : 1979 to 1993; to HB-XZU
HELOG HB-XZU : Helog sep93 to 31may07; ex JA9190
Air Glaciers SA HB-XZU : Air Glaciers from 31may07
    2529 Helibras F-ODIP : Helibras c/n HB2001, HB315B Gaviao
CC-CKA : Chile, w/o 07jun84?
    2533 Ejercito Ecuatoriano 316 : Ejercito
    2535 Ejercito Ecuatoriano 317 : Ejercito
    2536 Force Aerienne Togolaise 5V-MBL : FAT
    2541 Helibras ? : Helibras c/n HB2002, HB315B Gaviao
Fuerza Aerea Boliviana FAB-735 : FAB HB.315B type; w/o 01nov99
    2543 Helibras ? : Helibras c/n HB2003, HB315B Gaviao
Fuerza Aerea Boliviana FAB-730 : FAB HB.315B type; GA51 w/o 04oct09
    2550 Gobierno de Mexico XC-CUG : Gobierno; to XB-HZK
    2551 1979 Air Zermatt AG HB-XII : Air Zermatt
    2553 ejercito de chile 163 : Ejercito, wfu 2005 to CC-CLD
    2554 ejercito de chile 164 : Ejercito, wfu to N3835W
N3835W : to F-GFCY
F-GFCY : w/o unk
    2555 ejercito de chile 165 : Ejercito, wfu 2005 to CC-CLM
    2556 ejercito de chile 166 : Ejercito, wfu 2007 to CC-CJG
    2557 ejercito de chile 167 : Ejercito, wfu to N3835Q
    2558 ejercito de chile 168 : Ejercito
    2563 1979 Air Zermatt AG HB-XSW : Air Zermatt from 1988
HB-XSW : March 2012 canc
N315JC : Skydance Northwestern Inc at Minden, Nevada from May12
    2577 1980 XC-DON : Mexico
N315SH Skydance Helicopters : served US Forest Service
N817MA Mountain Air Helicopters : Mountain Air Helicopters 2006
    2579 1979 Evergreen Helicopters N3599D : Evergreen from 1995
    2582 Gendarmeria Nacional Argentina GN-912 : GNA. wfu
    2592 Gobierno de Mexico XC-DOR : Gobierno
    2593 Gendarmeria Nacional Argentina GN-913 : GNA. seen 2009
    2595 1980 Heli Bernina AG HB-XUA : HeliBernina from 1989
Heli Bernina w/o 30jun06; ex XC-DOS, ZK-HBR
HELOG HB-XUA : Helog 1998 lsd, rtn
    2596 1981 heliswiss HB-XTD : Heliswiss 1988-2012; ex XC-DOT, N70283
HELOG HB-XTD : Helog 2005 lsd, rtn
Swiss Helicopter AG HB-XTD : Swiss Helicopter from Jul12
    2597 Gendarmeria Nacional Argentina GN-915 : GNA. wfu
    2598 Gendarmeria Nacional Argentina GN-916 : GNA. w/o 11apr96
    2600 Gendarmeria Nacional Argentina GN-917 : GNA; Bolivia/Paraguay border; 08oct10 pictured at Campo+
    2607 EliOssola I-AMAY : Eli Ossola
    2608 Fuerza Aerea Argentina H-67 : FAA d/d 1976; w/o 17feb77 at Cerro Maipu
    2619 Helibras PT-HNA : Helibras c/n HB2005, HB315B Gaviao
Fuerza Aerea Boliviana FAB-739 : FAB HB.315B type; w/o 07dec87
    2624 Air Zermatt AG HB-XND : Air Zermatt; w/o 05jun10 at Monte Rosa Hutte, Gde Zerma+
    2626 Helibras PT-HNB : Helibras c/n HB2006, HB315B Gaviao
Fuerza Aerea Boliviana FAB-740 : FAB HB.315B type
CP-2215 : Bolivia, ex air force
    2630 Helibras PT-HNC : Helibras c/n HB2007, HB315B Gaviao
Fuerza Aerea Boliviana FAB-741 : FAB HB.315B type
    2638 1982 Croman Corp N230US : Croman; 14aug08 pictured at Yellowstone National Park; +
    2641 1982 N5803H : to G-BNHZ
G-BNHZ : Rotor Aviation Ltd at Jersey Channel Island Mar/Jun 198+
F-GEPU : France to 3A-MLG
3A-MLG : Monaco, to I-JJOB
I-JJOB : ETI 2000 Italy, noted 2003-2005
T7-ZST : Giana Helicopter, San Marino; w/o 18feb14 crash-landing+
    2648 1982 F-GDJI : 1982-1984; to HB-XOS
HELOG HB-XOS : HELOG from Oct85; w/o 22jul93 at Giswil
    2649 central copters inc. N5803X : Central Copters toward C-GLOV
Hi-Wood Helicopters Ltd C-GLOV : Hi-Wood Helicopters from May08 ex N5803X
OH-HWW : Heliwork Finland since May 2011
    2663 F-GIIB . : flying in North Italy, ex unk toward I-AFET
Airstar Elicotteri I-AFET : Airstar Elicotteri ex F-GIIB
    fuerza aerea de chile H-16 : fach d/d 1982
    Fuerza Aerea Argentina H-66 : FAA d/d 04aug91, c/n MR484; w/o 19sep01 crashed near Sa+
    Ejercito Ecuatoriano 315 : Ejercito
    Gendarmeria Nacional Argentina GN-914 : GNA. w/o 03oct83
    Ejercito de Bolivia EB-201 : Ejercito, noted 1986; wfu by 1998
    Aeromaster HC-CDR : Aeromaster
    Fuerza Aerea Argentina - : unknown serial; bought in USA as instructional airframe+
    115 C/N found.




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