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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

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16 May 2017

H225 infographic

Going the distance for oil & gas and SAR operators worldwide, the H225 is a dependable and capable part of the customer’s team.

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Naming Convention      
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21 November 2017

Naming Convention

Airbus Helicopters renamed the majority of its products in 2015 to reflects its own rebranding as Airbus and to provide its customers with a coherent and easy-tounderstand product range.

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Civil Range      
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16 October 2017

Civil Range

Airbus Helicopters’ mission is to provide the most efficient rotorcraft solutions to our customers, so that they may serve, protect, save lives and safely carry passengers in demanding environments.

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H215-Brochure-Presentation      
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07 February 2016

H215-Brochure-Presentation

Within Airbus Helicopters’ Super Puma family, H215 workhorse helicopters are legendary for their rugged design, excellent payload lift performance, and demonstrated ability to operate in the most austere environments.

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H215-Technical-Data      
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08 February 2017

H215-Technical-Data

Photos and videos

Japan’s Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Agency extends five-year H225 performance-based logistics contract with Airbus Helicopters      
Japan’s Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Agency extends five-year H225 performance-based logistics contract with Airbus Helicopters
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20 February 2017

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

Japan’s Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Agency (ATLA) has signed for ‘HCare Infinite’ for its H225 fleet over the next five years. This agreement covers maintenance, repair, parts supply and technical support for three H225 special transportation helicopters currently operated by the Japan Ground Self-Defence Force (JGSDF)

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Great heights: How RTE’s helicopter fleet oversees power lines from on high      
Great heights: How RTE’s helicopter fleet oversees power lines from on high
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25 July 2016

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

France's network of medium- and high-voltage electrical lines traverses 105,000 kilometers and is owned and maintained by RTE (réseau de transport d’électricité), a subsidiary of EDF (Electricité de France). The company's aerial service, STH (Services et Travaux Héliportés), is responsible for the surveillance, maintenance, and construction of the network via a fleet that includes H225, AS355, H135, and H125 helicopters.

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Japan Coast Guard orders an additional H225      
Japan Coast Guard orders an additional H225
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14 March 2016

Japan Coast Guard orders an additional H225

Airbus Helicopters has signed a contract with Japan Coast Guard (JCG) for the purchase of an additional H225. JCG, which already operates five H225s, has ordered this additional aircraft as part of its fleet renewal plans. The helicopter is scheduled for delivery by the end of 2018.

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Certification of the Rig’N Fly automatic oil platform approach mode for the H225      
Certification of the Rig’N Fly automatic oil platform approach mode for the H225
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04 February 2016

Certification of the Rig’N Fly automatic oil platform approach mode for the H225

Airbus Helicopters has received EASA certification for the Rig’N Fly (Rig Integrated GPS approaches with eNhanced Fly-ability and safetY), an avionics enhancement designed to provide automatic rig approaches for offshore operations.

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The H225 FCOM: making a mark on operations at NHV Norway      
The H225 FCOM: making a mark on operations at NHV Norway
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15 January 2016

The H225 FCOM: making a mark on operations at NHV Norway

The H225 flight crew operations manual (FCOM) was published a year ago by Airbus Helicopters for H225 helicopters operating offshore, to give operational recommendations in the use of automation technology. A year later, we take a look at how the document is changing daily operations at the Norwegian brand of NHV, with accountable manager Dag Johan Saetre, and flight operations manager Bram Sevenhuijsen.

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Airbus Helicopters H225 receives Russian certification      
Airbus Helicopters H225 receives Russian certification
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03 December 2015

Airbus Helicopters H225 receives Russian certification

Airbus Helicopters is proud to announce the certification of the H225 by Russian Certification Authorities as it is the first time in history that a foreign heavy class helicopter has been certified in Russia.

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H225 for search and rescue missions      
H225 for search and rescue missions
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15 October 2015

H225 for search and rescue missions

The H225's role change capacity enables a rapid reconfiguration to over-water search and rescue (SAR) duties benefitting from the wiring for SAR mission equipment.

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The Argentine Coast Guard receives its first H225 helicopter      
The Argentine Coast Guard receives its first H225 helicopter
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16 September 2015

The Argentine Coast Guard receives its first H225 helicopter

This new helicopter, which will be based in the city of Mar del Plata and used for search and rescue missions in the Argentinian sea, marks the start of the renewal process for the Coast Guard’s fleet of SA330 Puma helicopters.

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H225 for aerial work missions      
H225 for aerial work missions
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18 August 2015

H225 for aerial work missions

Typical aerial work missions for the H225 include power line repair and insulator cleaning; pylon assembly in remote areas; cable-laying; aerial pruning; and air crane missions.

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CHC becomes first operator to reach 100,000 flight hours with H225      
CHC becomes first operator to reach 100,000 flight hours with H225
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29 July 2015

CHC becomes first operator to reach 100,000 flight hours with H225

Eurocopter EC 225 Super Puma Mark II Offshore Helicopter on a plateform, in North Sea, next to Bergen, Norway, on September 27, 2008. Photo by Nicolas Gouhier/ABACAPRESS.COM

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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
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11 June 2015

Oil & gas operators get in-depth look at H175 during Brazil demo tour and symposium

At Airbus Helicopters’ Oil & Gas symposium, held May 27 in Río de Janeiro, industry representatives met to learn about the manufacturer’s presence in the oil and gas segment, notably with offerings such as the H175 (formerly EC175) and H225 (EC225), as well as support and services solutions in the region.

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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
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11 June 2015

Oil & gas operators get in-depth look at H175 during Brazil demo tour and symposium

At Airbus Helicopters’ Oil & Gas symposium, held May 27 in Río de Janeiro, industry representatives met to learn about the manufacturer’s presence in the oil and gas segment, notably with offerings such as the H175 (formerly EC175) and H225 (EC225), as well as support and services solutions in the region.

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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
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11 June 2015

Oil & gas operators get in-depth look at H175 during Brazil demo tour and symposium

At Airbus Helicopters’ Oil & Gas symposium, held May 27 in Río de Janeiro, industry representatives met to learn about the manufacturer’s presence in the oil and gas segment, notably with offerings such as the H175 (formerly EC175) and H225 (EC225), as well as support and services solutions in the region.

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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
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11 June 2015

Oil & gas operators get in-depth look at H175 during Brazil demo tour and symposium

In Brazil, where rigs are located increasingly farther offshore and where 91 percent of oil production is in very deep water, operations push the limits of helicopters’ range and fuel capacity. Airbus Helicopters developed the H175 to meet such evolving needs, offering a light airframe that, with no need for an auxiliary fuel tank, carries more than 2 tons of fuel, translating to long endurance (6 hours) and a fast cruise speed (160 kts). At full payload, the helicopter’s range covers 90 percent of Brazil’s oil and gas operations.

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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
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11 June 2015

Oil & gas operators get in-depth look at H175 during Brazil demo tour and symposium

The H175 is known for its low vibration and sound levels in a cabin that accommodates up to 16 passengers. “It's good to see that a helicopter manufacturer aims for excellence in the oil & gas market with the H175,” said symposium-attendee John Fenton, CEO of Helivia. “Actually, the H175 goes a step further, allowing the customer to meet their current operational demands.”

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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
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11 June 2015

Oil & gas operators get in-depth look at H175 during Brazil demo tour and symposium

In Brazil, where rigs are located increasingly farther offshore and where 91 percent of oil production is in very deep water, operations push the limits of helicopters’ range and fuel capacity. Airbus Helicopters developed the H175 to meet such evolving needs, offering a light airframe that, with no need for an auxiliary fuel tank, carries more than 2 tons of fuel, translating to long endurance (6 hours) and a fast cruise speed (160 kts). At full payload, the helicopter’s range covers 90 percent of Brazil’s oil and gas operations.

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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
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11 June 2015

Oil & gas operators get in-depth look at H175 during Brazil demo tour and symposium

The H175 is known for its low vibration and sound levels in a cabin that accommodates up to 16 passengers. “It's good to see that a helicopter manufacturer aims for excellence in the oil & gas market with the H175,” said symposium-attendee John Fenton, CEO of Helivia. “Actually, the H175 goes a step further, allowing the customer to meet their current operational demands.”

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H225      
H225
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10 June 2015

H225

H225 SAR

Safety First: The making of the H225 helicopter FCOM      
Safety First: The making of the H225 helicopter FCOM
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11 May 2015

Safety First: The making of the H225 helicopter FCOM

MHS Aviation receives an Appreciation Award for outstanding achievements in its oil and gas operations      
MHS Aviation receives an Appreciation Award for outstanding achievements in its oil and gas operations
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19 March 2015

MHS Aviation receives an Appreciation Award for outstanding achievements in its oil and gas operations

Helibras - H225 Full Flight Simulator        
 
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15 December 2015

Helibras - H225 Full Flight Simulator

H225 FFS at Helibras Training Centre in Rio de Janeiro. <br />Listen to the first pilot testimonies.

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FCOM        
 
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28 April 2015

FCOM

H225 Rescue Training in North Sea        
 
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15 April 2015

H225 Rescue Training in North Sea

H225 news

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

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Japan Coast Guard orders three additional H225 helicopters

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

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Kuwait Ministry of Defence orders 30 H225M Caracal helicopters

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

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Japan Coast Guard orders an additional H225

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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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