As the most advanced member of Airbus’ military Super Puma/Cougar family, the 11-metric-tonne H225M has proven its reliability and durability in combat conditions and crisis areas that include Lebanon, Afghanistan, Chad, the Ivory Coast, the Central African Republic, Somalia, and Mali, while also supporting NATO-led operations in Libya.

Additionally, the H225M is counted on as a force multiplier by France, Brazil, Mexico, Malaysia, Indonesia, Kuwait, Singapore, Hungary, and Thailand.

Celebration of the Super Puma family and the delivery of the 1000th Super Puma - a twin-engine multi-role H215 assembled in Marignane, France, and handed over to the German Federal Police (Bundespolizei) to support the German Havarie Command, which manages maritime emergencies off of Germany’s coast.

A celebration of the Super Puma family and delivery of the 1000th Super Puma helicopter

Celebration of the Super Puma family and the delivery of the 1000th Super Puma - a twin-engine multi-role H215 assembled in Marignane, France, and handed over to the German Federal Police (Bundespolizei) to support the German Havarie Command, which manages maritime emergencies off of Germany’s coast.

A combat-proven multi-role helicopter

As a true multi-purpose and versatile military asset, the H225M enables military forces to deploy wherever and whenever needed. Operating both from ships and land – even in icing conditions – this helicopter has an all-weather capability supported by night vision goggle compatibility.

The helicopter’s outstanding 700 nautical mile range can be extended with air-to-air or hover in-flight refuelling capabilities.

Powered by two powerful Makila 2A1 turboshaft engines, the H225M’s five-blade main rotor provides an exceptionally low vibration level, and the modular Spheriflex design for its rotor mechanical assemblies allows for lower maintenance.

The H225M excels in a full range of military missions:

• Special operations
• Combat search and rescue
• Tactical transport
• Casualty / medical evacuation



A pilot’s machine

The H225M is equipped with avionics and communication systems that reduce crew workload while enhancing mission capability and safety.

The H225M’s four-axis dual-duplex automatic flight control system (AFCS) provides outstanding precision and stability; its upper modes integrate the engine limitations in all-engines operative (AEO) and one-engine inoperative (OEI) situations. The AFCS also includes SAR flight patterns, instrument flight rules (IFR) procedures, and automatic approaches – and also allows for fully automatic hovering, whatever the speed.

At a glance, the flight crew has access to all navigation and piloting data through the new glass cockpit that features four 10 x 8-inch enlarged displays, as well as ground proximity and traffic collision avoidance. Information as electronic warfare indications and alerts are automatically displayed only when necessary.

This enhanced configuration enables reduced crew workload with easier, faster and streamlined mission management (route preparation/modification/selection, digital map/navigation management). TINS and GPS (integrated navigation system and Global Positioning System) sensor redundancy enhances discrepancy management while providing a higher position accuracy.




H225M was designed from the start for high survivability. Its airframe has reinforced structural mainframes and is equipped with high energy-absorbing landing gear, along with self-sealing and crashworthy fuel tanks.

Cockpit protection is provided by armoured and energy-absorbing crew seats, while the cabin can be equipped with armour plating in the floors and walls, or fitted with armour-plated carpets. The rotor blades’ multi-box construction enhances their resistance to bullet impacts.

Contributing to the H225M’s survivability are a radar warning receiver, missile approach warningsystem, laser warning receiver and chaff/flare dispensers. The engine exhausts can be fitted with infrared suppressors, while protection against sand and ice is provided by inlet design and multi-purpose air intakes.


As with Airbus’ H145M and H125M military rotorcraft, the H225M can be equipped with the company-developed HForce.

Four different packages offer customers a choice of armament to expand the rotorcraft’s capability – from ballistic weapons to the use of guided ammunition with firing through an electro-optical system (EOS) or helmet-mounted sight display (HMSD).

See the HForce section for additional information.



Easy maintenance

From home base to the most remote locations, Airbus conceived the H225M with maintainability in mind.

The Safran Makila 2A1 turboshaft engines are of modular design for easy maintenance. Airbus’ Spheriflex® fiberglass main rotor head is easy to adjust, while the airframe includes a built-in step to access the engines.

Overall maintenance information is provided through the integrated health and usage monitoring system (HUMS).

See the HCare Service section for additional information on Airbus support services.

H225M in focus



The multi-mission capabilities of the H225M

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Technical description of the H225M

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