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H225

H225

For tough environments and long distances

The H225 (previously named the EC225) offers the industry’s best speed, range, payload and reliability in an 11-tonne-category twin-turbine rotorcraft. As the newest member of Airbus’ Super Puma family, the H225 benefits from the application of proven technology and the experience of a worldwide customer base.


Flying farther

With excellent range and its ability to fly up to 19 passengers, the H225 is the true workhorse for demanding, long-distance missions.

Aircraft

Rugged, strong and ready

Equipped with 2 powerful Safran Makila 2A1 turbine engines, a sturdy 5-blade main rotor and Spheriflex rotor head, the H225 offers long range and fast cruise speeds, along with flight endurance that exceeds 5 h. and 30 min.

Airbus’ Super Puma family – of which the H225 is the latest member – has accumulated more than 5 million flight hours during operations around the world and in all weather conditions, including highly challenging maritime environments.

Comfort from takeoff to landing

The H225 offers comfort for both passengers and crew. Its wide air-conditioned cabin comfortably accommodates up to 19 passengers on energy-absorbing seats in staggered configurations, allowing for more shoulder space between passengers. 

Low vibration and sound levels further enhance the well-being aloft, giving the impression of flying in a commercial jetliner.

State-of-the-art cockpit

Pilots are assisted by the H225’s modern cockpit, with electronic instruments for flight information and system monitoring. Outstanding precision and stability are provided by its 4-axis, dual-duplex autopilot, with the automatic flight control system handling automatic approaches as well as search and rescue patterns, along with fully automatic hovering.

The rotorcraft’s integrated maintenance architecture with HUMS (Health Usage Monitoring System) conduct data recording and proactive monitoring for flight safety enhancement. Airbus’ First Limit Indicator displays the available power in any condition, along with the power margin in AEO (all engines operative) and OEI (one engine inoperative) situations.

Safety first

State-of-the-art avionics and autopilot systems reduce crew workload while enhancing safety through significant advances in human-machine interface. 

The H225 is certified for flights in icing conditions, and incorporates a self-deployable emergency floatation device and a traffic collision and avoidance system linked to the autopilot.

In the event of an emergency, large windows push out easily to allow fast egress and efficient access to integrated life rafts.  The H225’s safety standards also include a 30-minute run-dry gearbox. 

The H225 is the first helicopter in the industry to benefit from an OEM-issued Flight Crew Operating Manual.

A maintenance-friendly helicopter

Based on the Super Puma family’s service experience around the globe, Airbus has developed the H225’s maintenance programme to offer greater flexibility for scheduling inspections.

This lets operators forecast their costs more precisely and better manage their flight activity. As a result, the number and the type of inspections are reduced, different operations can be grouped together and performed on fixed dates, and periodic inspections can occur less frequently, among other benefits.

Concerning the onboard avionics, the number of built-in tests and accompanying documentation allow operators to perform trouble-shooting themselves without the need for specific tooling.

View the HCare Services section for additional information.

Missions

Oil & gas transportation

Approximately 70 percent of the worldwide Super Puma fleet is operated for personnel transport in support of the offshore oil & gas industry, including H225s in the Gulf of Mexico, the North Sea, Africa, Asia and South America.

Combining the ability to carry 19 passengers in its air-conditioned cabin with its heavy-lift capacity and excellent range, the H225 meets the energy industry’s needs as exploration and production moves farther offshore.

Moreover, the aircraft's role change capacity enables a rapid reconfiguration to over-water search and rescue (SAR) duties benefitting from the wiring for SAR mission equipment.

Search and rescue

Approximately 70 percent of the worldwide Super Puma fleet is operated for personnel transport in support of the offshore oil & gas industry, including H225s in the Gulf of Mexico, the North Sea, Africa, Asia and South America.

Combining the ability to carry 19 passengers in its air-conditioned cabin with its heavy-lift capacity and excellent range, the H225 meets the energy industry’s needs as exploration and production moves farther offshore.

Moreover, the aircraft's role change capacity enables a rapid reconfiguration to over-water search and rescue (SAR) duties benefitting from the wiring for SAR mission equipment.

Aerial work

With superior lifting-power capacity, endurance and manoeuvrability, the H225 is always ready for the most rigorous aerial work missions.

Thanks to the helicopter’s state-of-the-art vehicle monitoring system (VMS), pilots can concentrate fully on the mission ahead. During the transportation of sling loads, the 4-axis autopilot and landing gear design maintain exceptional stability.

Armed with powerful engines and hook capacity, the H225 makes heavy lifting easy, while certified equipment and proven procedures ensure the highest levels of safety.

Typical missions include power line repair and insulator cleaning; pylon assembly in remote areas; cable-laying; aerial pruning; and air crane missions.

Private, business and governmental

Airbus’ Super Puma family has been selected for transportation of heads-of-state and corporate shuttles benefitting from its large cabin, comfort and range. 

The H225 continues this tradition, while offering a higher speed, longer range and increased comfort. Vibration levels are significantly reduced with the new 5-blade rotor and state-of-the-art active vibration control system, while comfort is improved with enhanced soundproofing and air conditioning.

Interior layout possibilities include front and rear lounges, galleys and lavatories, along with food service galleys.

Documents

Photos and videos

Japan’s Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Agency extends five-year H225 performance-based logistics contract with Airbus Helicopters    
Great heights: How RTE’s helicopter fleet oversees power lines from on high    
Japan Coast Guard orders an additional H225    
Certification of the Rig’N Fly automatic oil platform approach mode for the H225    
The H225 FCOM: making a mark on operations at NHV Norway    
Airbus Helicopters H225 receives Russian certification    
H225 for search and rescue missions    
The Argentine Coast Guard receives its first H225 helicopter    
H225 for aerial work missions    
CHC becomes first operator to reach 100,000 flight hours with H225    
Oil & gas operators get in-depth look at H175 during Brazil demo tour and symposium    
Oil & gas operators get in-depth look at H175 during Brazil demo tour and symposium    
Oil & gas operators get in-depth look at H175 during Brazil demo tour and symposium    
Oil & gas operators get in-depth look at H175 during Brazil demo tour and symposium    
Oil & gas operators get in-depth look at H175 during Brazil demo tour and symposium    
Oil & gas operators get in-depth look at H175 during Brazil demo tour and symposium    
Oil & gas operators get in-depth look at H175 during Brazil demo tour and symposium    
H225    
Safety First: The making of the H225 helicopter FCOM    
MHS Aviation receives an Appreciation Award for outstanding achievements in its oil and gas operations    
Helibras - H225 Full Flight Simulator      
FCOM      
H225 Rescue Training in North Sea      

H225 news

South Korea's National 119 Rescue Headquarters acquires two H225 helicopters

Japan Coast Guard orders three additional H225 helicopters

Japan’s Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Agency extends five-year H225 performance-based logistics contract with Airbus Helicopters

Kuwait Ministry of Defence orders 30 H225M Caracal helicopters

Great heights: How RTE’s helicopter fleet oversees power lines from on high

Japan Coast Guard orders an additional H225

Did you know?

Total number of H225/H225Ms delivered
nearly 270
Total in service H225/H225M helicopters
approximately 260
Total H225/H225M cumulated flight hours more than 580,000
H225/H225M operators more than 40
Operating countries 30

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