Aerospatiale SA.330C-L-H Puma

In order to cope with the shortcomings of the diminutive Alouette II the Rijkswacht/Gendarmie decided to acquire the larger Puma helicopter. These large helicopters enabled to transport of heavily injured people while first aid can be given during the transfer from the place of an accident to the nearest hospital. All three helicopters were delivered as SA.330C types but later modified in SA.330H by replacing the Turmo IVB (1325 hp) engines by Turmo IC (1580 hp). Later on the replacement of metallic rotor blades by composite units effectively made this helicopters SA.330L models. The Puma could also be quipped with an Alkan-basket to be used for fire-fighting.


OL-G01 c/n 1225 (L) OT-GIA

  • 000073: Rolled out and first flight at Marignane; type SA.330C
  • 030773: Delivery flight Marseille -> Brasschaat
  • 060773: TOC
  • 111275: Cat.4 at Brasschaat: Inverted assembly of a tail-rotor blade. On take off, the pilot had to make an emergency landing in auto-rotation mode but the a/c turned over on its side. Subsequently repaired by Sud Aviation.
  • 000000: Converted to SA.330H standards.
  • 000000: Converted to SA.330L standards.
  • 241187: Klas II at Wustweezel: (Info Doc. ODOV).
  • 121293: To Aérospatiale (Eurocopter) at Marseille (exchanged)

Aérospatiale SA-330L/H Puma - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
Antwerpen port - Photo Rijkswacht/Gendarmerie

OL-G02 c/n 1237 (L) OT-GIB

  • 000073: Rolled out and first flight at Marignane; type SA.330C
  • 161073: Delivered to Rijkswacht
  • 000000: Converted to SA.330H standards
  • 000000: Converted to SA.330L standards
  • 141293: To Aérospatiale (Marseille) for major overhaul.
  • 000095: Registered in France as F-WYMZ (Airnieuws NL. maart 95) ???
  • 020598: Official Last flight at Melsbroek during ceremony and Wfu.
  • 000502: Sold to NHV (Noordzee Helicopters Vlaanderen). It is rumoured that the Puma is sold to a Swedish firefighting company who will use it for spares.
  • 240709: Noted stored with owner Ex-Change Parts AB at Börlange/Falun-Dala, Sweden
  • 000710: Offered for sale by Ex-Change Parts AB, Holländargatan 22, 113 59 Stockholm, Sweden

Aérospatiale SA-330L/H Puma - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
Photo Light Aviation

OL-G03 c/n 1265 (H) OT-GIC

  • 000074: Rolled out and first flight at Marignane; type SA.330C
  • 030774: Delivered to Rijkswacht
  • 000000: Converted to SA.330H standards
  • 000000: Converted to SA.330L standards.
  • 121288: Cat.? at ...: collided with A-92 and suffered damage to (main?) rotor.
  • 151293: Cat.5 at Lyon-Bron (F.): Blown over by strong winds.
  • 000595: Wreckage noted on dump at Evere

Aérospatiale SA-330L/H Puma - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
Brasschaat - Serge Verbeeck Coll.


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