Airbus’ H225M excels in a full range of military missions.



The H225M is a combat-proven, versatile, and reliable workhorse for a range of military missions around the world.

Tactical transport and utility

The high load capacity and easy cabin access of the H225M, combined with fast cruise speed, long range and in-flight agility, make this aircraft the perfect tactical transport helicopter for troops and cargo.

Its large cabin and heavy-lift performance enable the rotorcraft to carry up to 28 troops/personnel in cabin seats, or up to 14 troops/personnel on energy-absorbing wall-mounted seats. Operations are facilitated by two large sliding cargo double doors and two large sliding windows for machine gun installation, which leave the main cabin doors unobstructed.

For cargo transport missions, the H225M’s high-density cabin floor accommodates a sizeable internal load, while the maximum external load sling capacity is 4,750 kg.

Search and rescue

Search and rescue (SAR) missions require a fast, high-performance helicopter able to function in all weather conditions. The H225M can achieve these missions when other rotorcraft can’t deliver, offering superior performance, endurance, range with unrivalled fuel tank capacity, while keeping a free cabin, complemented by hover-in-flight refuelling capability. 

Able to take off in less than five minutes, followed by a high-speed cruise, the H225M reaches the scene rapidly, and is ready for a quick return to base when the assignment is completed. The H225’s SAR crew benefits from the real-time display of power margins and unrivalled autopilot assistance specialised for search and rescue – including SAR modes with search patterns, and automatic transition to the hover with 1-metre precision starting from any flight attitude and the use of “ground speed” mode control from cockpit or cabin.

Its low vibration levels provide an excellent environment for crew and passengers – which is important for crew efficiency on long missions and during the care of patients – while also reducing airframe and equipment fatigue.

Combat SAR

The H225M offers unique personnel extraction capabilities with a 10-troop cluster (grappe) or basket device.

The H225’s autopilot precision and assistance facilitates a reduced piloting workload for better mission efficiency, especially in the harshest conditions of the most demanding combat search and rescue (CSAR) missions.


The H225M’s high load capacity and easy cabin access, combined with fast cruise speed, long range and in-flight agility, make this aircraft well-suited for medical evacuation and casualty evacuation duties (medevac/casevac).

Up to 11 stretchers and four attendants can be installed. Another possibility is the transport of two self-contained medical units with attendants.

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