Rugged, strong and ready
The H225 is the latest version in Airbus’ proven Super Puma family, which has accumulated more than 5.5 million flight hours during operations around the world, in the harshest conditions including severe icing conditions and highly challenging maritime environments. Moreover, its military version, the H225M, has operated in the most demanding combat SAR (CSAR) missions.
The reference in pilot assistance for safety and mission efficiency
H225 avionics and autopilot systems reduce crew workload while enhancing safety, especially in the most demanding mission phases or conditions, through enhanced situational awareness and automatic modes or protections.
The flight crew benefits from the real-time display of power margins, and from automatic features such as automatic level-off at low heights, an automatic collision avoidance procedure, vortex ring protection, automatic rig approach up to the visual decision point, RNP approach down to LPV minima (precision approach), search pattern, automatic transition down to hover (Trans-Down), and fly away.
The H225 is a true all-weather helicopter, the only helicopter with full de-icing certified for flights up to severe icing conditions.
The H225 is the first helicopter in the industry to benefit from an OEM-issued flight crew operating manual whose intent is to optimise the best use of the aircraft’s automation and aircraft systems in offshore missions.
The versatile heavy-lift solution
Oil & gas crew change
To meet the energy industry’s needs as exploration and production move farther offshore, the H225 combines the ability to carry 19 passengers in its air-conditioned cabin with its heavy-lift capacity and excellent range. Cabin space is unhampered by the need to carry a fuel tank, whatever the mission range.
The H225 offers an automatic rig approach mode, Rig ’N Fly, that brings the helicopter up to the landing’s visual decision point. The pilot can select either a direct or an offset approach. The navigational display shows the oil rig waypoint, oil rig radar echo, current flight plan, plus an automatic identification system (AIS) from ships which allow crews to anticipate potential obstacles and to modify the approach with a safer and more efficient trajectory.
The aircraft's role-change capacity enables a rapid reconfiguration to over-water search and rescue (SAR) duties.
Search and rescue
The H225 is recognised as the reference in SAR operations thanks to a takeoff sequence of less than five minutes; an all-weather capability including in severe icing conditions; and an extra-long range with auxiliary fuel tanks, leaving its long cabin free for the mission.
Cockpit crew benefit from SAR modes with search patterns and an automatic
transition to hover with one-metre precision starting from any flight attitude. The work of cabin crew is aided by precise hoisting and hover control from the cabin, as well as the H225’s long cabin with wet and dry areas, large windows and wide sliding doors.
A range of mission equipment is available, such as an electro-optical system (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
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 real time display of power margins and state-of-the-art vehicle monitoring system (VMS), pilots can fully concentrate on the mission at hand. During the transportation of sling loads, the 4-axis autopilot maintains exceptional precision and stability.
Armed with powerful engines and a 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. The H225 is the only class-C certified helicopter for hook operations.
For firefighting missions, solutions include a belly tank, belly water cannon or water bombing kits. The H225 is a civil certified helicopter that can both battle fires and transport firefighters to and from the scene, as well as reconfigure to other missions in fires’ off-season, including passenger transport.
Private, business and governmental
The H225 can accommodate up to 11 passengers in exceptional comfort. Selected by heads of state and governments for its outstanding qualities, its attributes include a high cruise speed, low sound and vibration levels, and cabin space.
The H225’s extensive customisations include a cabin featuring one or two lounges, large armchairs, a foldable table, galley, toilet unit, and a wide selection of refined materials.