Products > H225 (formerly known as EC225) Overview
The H225 (formerly known as EC225) offers superior speed, range, payload and reliability in a heavy twin-turbine helicopter. As the newest member of Airbus Helicoptersâ€™ Super Puma family, the H225 benefits from the application of proven technology and the experience of a worldwide customer base.
It is equipped with two 2,101 shp. Turbomeca Makila 2A1 turbine engines, and has full authority digital engine controls (FADEC) with dual duplex channels for high reliability. The five-blade main rotor and Spheriflex rotor head provide optimum reliability and lift performance, while the H225â€™s main gearbox is reinforced to meet the aircraft's increased power and gross weight. The H225 also sets new standards for safety, including a 30-minute run-dry gearbox and comprehensive de-icing capabilities.
Approximately 70 percent of the worldwide Super Puma fleet is operated for personnel transport in support of the offshore oil and gas industry, including H225â€™s now in U.S. service with Era Helicopters. These aircraft are equipped to carry 19 passengers, offering the heavy-lift capacity and excellent range as oil industry exploration and production moves further offshore in the Gulf of Mexico.
The H225 has a maximum all-up weight with external load of 24,251 lbs. and a useful payload of 12,332 lbs. Fast cruise speed is 142 kts., and the helicopter has a sea-level range of 452 nm. with standard fuel, extendable to over 600 nm. with optional fuel tanks.