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H225

H225

For tough environments and long distances

The H225 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 a true workhorse for demanding, long-distance missions. The H225 can fulfil a wide range of missions thanks to its multi-role capability and its high payload (5.4-tonne payload and up to 4.75-tonne sling load), aided by its broad selection of mission equipment.

Aircraft

Rugged, strong and ready

Rugged, strong and ready

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

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

Comfort from takeoff to landing

Comfort from takeoff to landing

TThe H225 offers comfort for both passengers and crew. Its low vibration and sound levels, and its wide air-conditioned cabin, comfortably accommodate up to 19 passengers on energy-absorbing seats in staggered configurations, allowing for more shoulder space between passengers. 

Pilot assistance in the cockpit

State-of-the-art cockpit

Pilots are assisted by the H225’s glass cockpit containing 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 health and usage monitoring system (HUMS) conducts 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 all engines operative (AEO) and one engine inoperative (OEI) situations, reducing pilot workload.

Safety first

Safety first

H225 avionics and autopilot systems reduce crew workload while enhancing safety, especially in the most demanding mission phases or conditions. 

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. which describes all the operational procedures to be applied during normal and abnormal or emergency situations, focusing on best use of the automation and aircraft systems forthe H225 in offshore missions.

A maintenance-friendly helicopter

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 troubleshooting themselves without the need for specific tooling.

View the HCare Services section for additional support services information.

Missions

Oil & gas transportation

Oil & gas transportation

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 move farther offshore.

The H225 offers an automatic oil rig approach mode called Rig ’N Fly, which provides an unrivalled presentation of the approach to the oil rig. On the navigation display, pilots can see the oil rig waypoint, oil rig radar echo, an automatic identification system (AIS) indication from ships that could represent obstacles near the platform, wind direction and the pilot’s current flight plan.

Interactivity between the digital map and the flight management system allows the pilot to select or modify the safest and most efficient trajectory to land on the oil rig, even late in the approach.

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 such as a hoist.

Search and rescue (SAR)

Search and rescue

The H225 is recognised as a reference in SAR operations thanks to a takeoff sequence of less than five minutes; all-weather capability including in full icing conditions; extra long-range capability with auxiliary fuel tanks, leaving its large cabin free for the mission; SAR modes; and autopilot precision.

A wide range of mission equipment is available, such as EOS, searchlights, cabin console, hailer public address system, an automatic identification system (AIS), direction finder, radar, dual hoist and stretchers.

Utility, aerial work, fire fighting

Aerial work

With superior lifting power, endurance and manoeuvrability, the H225 is always ready for the most rigorous utility, aerial work, firefighting and power line 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 sling capacity of up to 4.75 tonnes, the H225 makes heavy lifting easy, while certified equipment and proven procedures ensure the highest levels of safety.

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

For firefighting missions, solutions include a belly tank, belly water cannon or a 4,000-litre (1,057 gallon) water bombing kit.

Private, business and governmental

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 five-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    
Argentine Coast Guard's Airbus-built H225 in SAR configuration    
Argentine Coast Guard's H225 in maritime surveillance mission    
MHS Aviation receives an Appreciation Award for outstanding achievements in its oil and gas operations    
Super Puma Global Fleet      
H225 Accident Investigation Status      
Helibras - H225 Full Flight Simulator      
FCOM      
H225 Rescue Training in North Sea      

H225 news

Eagle eyes

Japan Coast Guard signs HCare Smart for its H225 fleet

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Airbus Helicopters and the Ukrainian Ministry of Interior sign for 55 helicopters

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Japan Coast Guard bolsters fleet with additional H225 order

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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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Did you know?
Total number of H225/H225Ms delivered
nearly 280
Total in service H225/H225M helicopters
approximately 270
Total H225/H225M cumulated flight hours more than 600,000
H225/H225M operators more than 40
Operating countries 30

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