‘Faster, Further, Safer’

EC225The H225 is a powerful and fast 11-ton-class helicopter that combines long-range performance with a very large cabin – accommodating up to 19 passengers in crashworthy seats. This latest member of Airbus Helicopters Super Puma family is used for offshore, VIP and other airlift applications, and is also ideally suited for public service missions such as search and rescue. Its integrated display system, advanced avionics and digital 4-axis automatic pilot significantly reduces flight crew workload, improves mission effectiveness and increases operational safety.

Airbus Helicopters is proud to present the new addition to the Super Puma helicopter

The 2 new Safran Makila 2A engines, the improved main gear box, the new highly aerodynamic efficient 5-bladed rotor gives this machine more power, increased payload, longer range and faster cruise speed. Its maximum flight endurance is close to 5 hours. The H225 also features significant advances in terms of man-machine interface with state-of-the-art avionics and a brand new cockpit layout.

Most of all, this new aircraft meets the latest JAR 29 amendments, including the “flaw damage tolerance” requirements for the main helicopter components (rotor and fuselage). The H225 also offers better comfort for passengers and aircrew. It features a very large useful volume and accommodates various seating arrangements up to 24 passengers. Vibration levels have been significantly reduced as well as noise level, giving the passengers the impression of flying in a commercial jet. All of these characteristics make this new generation aircraft highly versatile in carrying out various missions for Offshore Transport, Search and Rescue Operations and Executive Transport.


Technology Content

‘New technologies allow for greater safety’

The H255 has been designed to comply with the latest JAR 29 amendments. It integrates all of the latest technological innovations to cope with the most stringent technical and operational requirements for all types of missions. The new SAFRAN MAKILA 2A turboshaft engine – equipped with a dual-channel FADEC system – gives even more power, the new 5-bladed rotor provides an exceptionally low vibration level and the modular design of the mechanical assemblies allows for easier maintenance. This new generation helicopter also features significant advances in terms of man-machine interface, decision-making and piloting aids. Two large LCD multi- function displays provide all the necessary pilot, navigation and mission information. The First Limit Indicator displays the available power whatever the conditions and the power margin in AEO and OEI situations.

EC225 Ice

Upgraded Main Gear Box

  • Increased power
  • 30 minutes dry run capability, cooling spray device compliant with JAR 29.
  • New 5-bladed Spheriflex® main rotor with improved
    servo actuators.
  • New blade profile, multibox structure, capable of flight in icing conditions without limitation of severity.


  • Modular design for easier maintenance
  • Blade shedding technology
  • 2 dual channel FADECs, with automatic reconfiguration in
    case of single channel failure.
  • Manual reconfiguration after dual channel failure on
    one FADEC.
EC225 Engine

Advanced Helicopter Cockpit
Avionics System

  • EC225 CockpitFour 6” X 8” LCD Multi-Function Displays
  • Two 4” X 5” VMS color displays
  • One 5 ATI LCD Integrated Stand by Instrument
  • New 4 axis, dual duplex autopilot, Air Data Computers and Attitude and Heading Reference system.
  • The new AFCS provides an outstanding precision and stability and its higher modes integrate the engine limitations in all AEO and OEI situations. It also performs fully automatic approaches from 160 kts to 0kts/30ft in
    SAR mode.


Integrated maintenance assistance system (HUMS) based on data recording and pro-active monitoring for flight
safety enhancement.


Characteristics Content

‘Even more power’

Compared to the Super Puma MK2, the H225 offers higher operational availability, increased payload (+15%), longer range (+5%) and faster cruising speed (+7%). This performance upgrade is achieved by replacing the MAKILA 1A2 with the new MAKILA 2A engines that develop 14% more power and by strengthening the gearbox to transmit 8% more power and by integrating the new highly aerodynamic 5-bladed Spheriflex® main rotor.

Passenger transport 2 pilots + 19/25 passengers with comfort seats
VIP Corporate 2 pilots + 8 to 12 passengers
Maximum take-off weight 11,000 kg / 24,251 lb
Maximum take-off weight with external load 11,200 kg / 24,690 lb
Empty weight (standard configuration) 5,271 kg / 11,621 lb
Useful load (standard configuration) 5,540 kg / 12,213 lb
Sling load 4,750 kg / 10,472 lb
Standard fuel capacity 2,017 kg / 4,447 lb
Power Plant 2 SAFRAN MAKILA 2A1 turbine engines
Maximum power per engine 1,567 kW / 2,101 shp
PERFORMANCE at max, take-off weight
Maximum speed (Vne) 324 km/hr / 175 kts
Cruise speed at 6000 ft 276 km/h / 149 kts
Rate of climb 7 m/s / 1,380 ft/min
Service ceiling >5,530 m / >18,150 ft
Hover ceiling IGE 2,772 m / 19,094 ft
Maximum range with standard tanks 838 km / 452 nm
Endurance with standard tanks 4 hr 26 min
Operation Limitations
Maximum operating altitude 6,095 m PA / 20,000 ft PA
Maximum operating altitude for takeoff and landing 2,194 m / 7200 ft
Minimum temperature – 30° C (basic) / -45°C (extreme cold weather kit)
Maximum temperature ISA + 35 °C (limited to 50 °C)


  • SAR

    EC225 SARThe H225 benefits from the Super Puma family’s experience in Search and Rescue operations and from the recent launching of the H225M, specially developed to perform the demanding CSAR mission in the French Air Force. The result of this is a highly reliable machine able to fly further and faster than any other aircraft in the 11 ton category, in optimal safety conditions. The H225 is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment such as navigation precision (sensors, inertia reference system…) or a detection device (FLIR, RADAR). Its high stability allows for efficient hoisting operations. It can be equipped with a rotor de-icing system to fly under all-weather conditions.

    Unique SAR capabilities

    EC225 SAR

    • Fully automatic transition to hover
    • Sensors redundancy for automatic hover GPS.
    • Unique automatic fly away in case of engine failure
      during hoisting
  • Oil and Gas

    EC225 Oil & GasThe H225’s reliability is the result of Super Puma’s lengthy experience in the oil and gas industry. Presently, offshore operators have accumulated 8,000 flight hours. The integration of the latest technologies makes this new generation aircraft the leader in the field of flight safety. It is designed with flaw damage tolerant components (rotor and fuselage). Its state-of-the-art avionics considerably reduces the pilot’s workload and thus enhances safety so that the H225 complies with the latest JAR29 amendments.

    The advanced technologies also increase the H225’s performance: it can transport more passengers further and at a faster speed. This results in a higher level of comfort for passengers and an increase of profitability for offshore operators. The H225 is equipped with a new de-icing system to fly under all weather conditions.

    The wide cabin can comfortably accommodate up to 19 passengers. Energy attenuating seats can be fitted on the helicopter in a staggered configuration, to free up shoulders room between passengers. The high performance air-conditioning system, the very low cabin noise, and indirect ceiling lighting make passengers think they are being shuttled in a fixed-wing aircraft. To optimize the baggage space, extra-large lateral sponsons can be added.

  • Executive Transport

    EC225 PassengerOver the past two decades, Airbus Helicopters has built-up a worldwide reputation in designing and producing executives helicopters. Many Heads of State and corporate executives have selected the Super Puma family for its outstanding qualities. The H225 continues this tradition while offering a higher speed, longer range and additional comfort. The vibration level has been significantly reduced thanks to the new 5-bladed rotor and state-of-the-art anti vibration system. The enhanced soundproofing and the efficient air conditioning system will give passengers the impression they are on board a business jet.

    ‘Outstanding Comfort’

    The highly spacious cabin (15,50 m3) lends itself particularly well to the transport of executives. Various layouts are possible with front and rear lounges, galleys and bathrooms for carrying 8 to 12 passengers + 1 cabin attendant.



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