State of the Art
Tailored for the most demanding operators, the EC225 is an 11-ton helicopter integrating all of the latest technological innovations.
The two Turbomeca MAKILA 2A1 engines, the main gear box and the 5-blade rotor give this machine the power for a high payload, a long range and a fast cruise speed, along with flight endurance that exceeds 5 hours and 30 minutes. Most of all, this aircraft meets the latest CS-29 amendments, including the 30-minute dry run demonstration for the main gear box.
TThe EC225 is the preferred choice of oil & gas operators. Integrating the latest technologies, this newgeneration aircraft leads the field in terms of flight safety. The helicopter is designed with flaw-damage-tolerant components (rotor and fuselage), while its state-of-the-art avionics system considerably reduces the pilot’s workload, thus enhancing safety. Comfort and sound levels likewise meet today’s highest standards.
The EC225 complies with the latest JAR29 amendments. Moreover, the aircraft's role change capacity from passenger transportation to light Search and Rescue (SAR) is quick and easy due to:•Space provision and basic wirings for SAR mission equipment
ADELT (Automatically Deployable Emergency Locator Transmitter for Helicopters)
Optional pod for additional fuel tanks or luggage compartment
Certified for flights in known icing conditions, the EC225 unites modern technologies to reach unequalled levels of safety:
- 30-minute dry run main gear box
- self deployable emergency floatation device
- TCAS II (Traffic Collision and Avoidance System) linked to the Autopilot
The wide air-conditioned cabin can comfortably accommodate up to 19 passengers on new energy - absorbing seats in staggered configuration, allowing for more shoulder space between passengers.
In the event of an emergency, the large windows push out easily to allow fast egress and thus efficient access to integrated life-rafts. To increase baggage space, extralarge lateral sponsons can be added.
Saving lives in the most difficult Search and Rescue (SAR) situations requires a fast and high-performance rotorcraft. Airbus Helicopters’ all-weather EC225 is just the machine for the job. It is the only new-generation helicopter designed for all manner of SAR and coastguard missions.
Whether operating in arctic or equatorial conditions, the EC225 offers superior performance, safety, endurance and range. It provides an ideal platform for both survivors and crew with its low vibration levels and exceptional comfort. Equipped with cutting-edge technology such as an outstanding human-machine interface and automatic flight control system (AFCS), the EC225 offers pilots everything they need at their fingertips to perform precise, safe and successful missions. And because the EC225 requires minimal maintenance, pilots can perform cost-effective missions, again and again, with absolute confidence.
The EC225 is equipped with state-of-theart technology such as navigation precision equipment (sensors, inertia reference system, etc.) and detection devices (FLIR, RADAR).
The rotorcraft's high-level stability enables efficient hoisting operations. It can be equipped with a rotor de-icing system to fly in all-weather conditions and still offers a contained landing footprint.
Thanks to its incredible versatility and load transport capacity, the EC225 can support fire ground units, offering quick reaction in the most delicate situations.
The first and largest internal kit for rotorcraft developed by Airbus Helicopters to fight fires.
The retractable pump and internal water tank (vessie) allow water drops throughout the full flight domain while ensuring the safest operating conditions.
Certiï¬ed since 2008
4000-Liter cabin KIT (4000 Kg / 8818 lb)
Pump operable in very shallow water,
filling in 90 seconds
With superior lifting-power capacity, endurance and maneuverability, the EC225 is always up for the most rigorous hot and high missions and sling work. Thanks to the helicopter’s state-of-the-art vehicle management system (VMS), pilots can concentrate fully on the mission ahead. During sling load transportation, the aircraft’s 4-axis autopilot and landing gear design maintain exceptional stability. Armed with powerful engines and hook capacity, the EC225 makes heavy lifting look easy, while certified equipment and proven procedures ensure the highest levels of safety.
Maintaining and repairing the national grid is a major responsibility that involves a wide variety of demanding helicopter missions, including:
The EC225 can perform “class C” aerial work missions.
Airbus Helicopters has built a worldwide reputation in the design and production of executive helicopters. Many heads of state and corporate executives select the Super Puma family for its outstanding qualities. The EC225 continues this tradition whil offering a higher speed, longer range and increased comfort. The vibration level has been significantly reduced thanks to the new 5-blade rotor and state-of-the-art active-vibration control system. The enhanced soundproofing and the efficient air conditioning system give passengers the impression of being on board a business jet.
The spacious cabin (15.50 m³ / 547 ft³) lends itself particularly well to the transportation of executives. Various layouts are possible with front and rear lounges, galleys and bathrooms for carrying 8 to 12 passengers.
With more than 50 years of experience, Airbus Helicopters’ training centers provide the most comprehensive, coherent and high quality rotorcraft training in the world for pilots and technicians, both civilian and military.
A wide selection of training courses is available, from qualification training, allowing operators to comply with regulatory requirements, to the more mission-oriented services training, which is tailored to the customers’ operational needs.
All training centers are approved by the local airworthiness authorities (EASA, FAA, DGAC, LBA, CAA, etc.), and the courses likewise comply with their requirements. In addition, Airbus Helicopters is certified ISO 9001:V2000 and regularly audited by independent organizations such as Véritas and AFAQ, among others.
Airbus Helicopters training centers provide a wide range of courses and services, from basic training up to preparation for the most sophisticated civil and military missions.
As part of the full range of service offers, Airbus Helicopters also plays an active role in helicopter pilot development through its Ab Initio programs.
New Virtual Cockpit Procedures Trainer (VCPT)
Helicopter Underwater Escape Trainer (HUET)