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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 11 December 2014
Maiden Flight: 17 December 2009
Total Production: 187
Development Cost: EUR€600 million   (USD$690 million)
Also Known As: AC352, EC 175, EC175 and Z-15
Origin: China and France
Corporations: Airbus Helicopters* 50% and Harbin Aviation Industry 50%   (*) lead contractor
Parent System: H175
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 11 December 2014
Maiden Flight: 17 December 2009
Total Production: 187
Development Cost: EUR€600 million   (USD$690 million)
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Description: The Airbus Helicopters H175, formerly the Eurocopter EC 175, is a 7-ton class multi-mission helicopter intended for the civil market being developed by Eurocopter in conjunction with China's Harbin Aviation Industry Group, an AVIC II corporation subsidiary. The program was officially launched on December 5, 2005 during a visit of Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao to France. The EC 175 development was completed in five years beginning in 2006. First flight was carried out in December 2009. Aircraft certification in both countries, France and China, as well as series production start are due in 2011. The H175/EC175 helicopter is intended mainly for offshore oil and gas missions as well as search and rescue (SAR), homeland security, emergency medical service (EMS), and passengers air transport operations.

The H175 program is executed by a 50/50 joint venture with two separated assembly lines in France and China. Eurocopter and AVIC II will invest about 300 million Euro each, totaling 600 million Euro. The commercial forecast for the aircraft type was numbered at 800 helicopters over a 20-year period. Overall, this program should be worth about 10 billion Euro. According to Eurocopter, the H175 is meant to fill the gap between 5-ton Dauphin and 10-ton Super Puma/Cougar rotary-wing aircraft. As of late February 2008 Eurocopter had logged 111 commitments from customers around the world.

The new medium-twin class helicopter will feature latest avionics and cockpit equipment highlighting four 6x8-in LCD displays, cabin and cockpit air conditioned, emergency floatation devices, a five-blade Spheriflex main rotor, a four-axis digital Automatic Flight Control System (AFCS), and high-energy crash absorbing airframe. It will be powered by two Pratt & Whitney PT6C-67E engines with new generation FADEC. The aircraft will have a very low vibration level minimizing internal and external noise, falling far below the latest ICAO standards. Operated by a crew of one or two-pilots it will be able to carry as many as 16 passengers at speeds of 280 km/h. Its action radius will stay above 200 nautical miles (370 km).

H175 Specifications

Crew: 2
Main Rotor Blades: 5
Number of Engines: 2
Passengers: 16
Max Range: 740 kilometer (400 nautical mile)
Cruise Speed: 280 kph (151 KTAS)
Max Takeoff Weight: 7,000 kilogram (15,432 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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H175 News

There are 24 news between
24 Feb 2008 and 6 Mar 2019
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Wednesday, March 6, 2019Chinese Ministry of Transport Selects the H175 for Search and Rescue Operations
Wednesday, February 28, 2018Pegaso Orders an Additional Airbus H175 Helicopter
Tuesday, March 7, 2017Waypoint Leasing Orders 16 Airbus H135, H145 and H175 Helicopters
Tuesday, September 8, 2015Hong Kong's Government Flying Services Acquires Seven H175 Helicopters
Monday, June 15, 2015Milestone Aviation Group to Acquire 28 H175 Airbus Helicopters
Wednesday, March 4, 2015Bristow Group Orders Five More Airbus H175 Helicopters
Thursday, December 11, 2014Airbus Helicopters Delivers the First EC175 Rotorcraft
Wednesday, March 26, 2014Airbus Helicopters and Avicopter Sign Joint Production Agreement for 1,000 EC175/AC352 Helicopters
Thursday, February 27, 2014Initial Full-Flight Simulator for EC175 Completed by Indra for Service Start-up this Summer
Wednesday, February 26, 2014LCI Orders 15 Airbus Helicopters EC225e and Six EC175 Helicopters

Operators & Related Equipment

Aircraft ordered by NHV (16+)
Aircraft ordered by VIH Aviation Group (launch customer)
Letter of Intent signed with Longken General Aviation Cooperation for five Z15 helicopters; Hong Kong-based Government Flying Services (7); Ministry of Transport (2)
Aircraft ordered by Dancopter
Aircraft ordered by Heli-Union (4)
Aircraft ordered by Global Vectra
Aircraft ordered by LCI (6); Milestone Aviation Group (28)
Aircraft ordered by Pegaso (4)
New Zealand?
Aircraft ordered by HNZ
Aircraft ordered by UTair (15)
United Kingdom?
Aircraft ordered by Bond; VIP customers (2)
United States of America?
Aircraft ordered by Bristow Group (17); Era Helicopters; Halvorson Group; Waypoint Leasing (2)

Grand Total 8712
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