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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 22 December 2004
Maiden Flight: November 2000
Total Production: 223
Unitary Cost: EUR€23 million   (USD$25 million)
Also Known As: EC 225 Super Puma and EC225
Origin: France
Corporations: Airbus Helicopters
Parent System: Puma
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): September 1968
Maiden Flight: 15 April 1965
Total Production: 1,114
Family Members: AS 332 Super Puma, AS 532 Cougar, AS 532SC Cougar, EC225e, H215, H225M and SA 330 Puma
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Description: The Aerospatiale, thereafter Eurocopter and now Airbus Helicopters, SA 330 Puma is a medium lift multi-purpose helicopter designed in the 1960s to meet the requirements of the French Army for an all-weather transport helicopter. The prototype flew for the first time on April 15, 1965. The first production aircraft performed its maiden flight in September 1968. The United Kingdom's Royal Air Force (RAF) joined the SA 330 Puma program through an agreement signed in 1967. In 1981, Aerospatiale introduced the second generation Puma featuring stretched fuselage and more powerful engines. Known as the AS 332 Super Puma or AS 552 Cougar, the prototype first flew in September 1978. The third generation of the Puma helicopter family developed by Eurocopter first flew in November 2000. The civil version is called EC 225 Super Puma and the military version EC 725 Cougar. These aircraft feature a five-bladed main rotor, more powerful engines, state-of-the-art avionics, glass cockpit, more cabin room and improved performance. The EC 225 and EC 725 helicopters achieved initial operational capability in 2004/2005. More than 1,000 Puma/Super Puma/Cougar helicopters have been produced for customers worldwide.

The Airbus Helicopters H225, formerly the Eurocopter EC 225, is the latest development of Cougar/Super Puma family of helicopters for heavy transport in the 11-ton class segment. The H225 features a five-blade main rotor of the 'Spheriflex' type that provides optimum lift performance and reliability. The main rotor blades are equipped with a very advanced airfoil shape providing the aircraft with an extremely low vibration level. It is powered by two Makila 2A turbo shaft engines with dual-channel full authority digital engine control (FADEC) system and anti-icing system for operation in extremely cold climate. The helicopter gearbox has been reinforced incorporating advanced materials and new structural solutions such as rigid frames.

Eurocopter is marketing the EC225 twin-engine helicopter for a wide range of missions for the commercial market. It can assume offshore transport roles carrying up to 24 passengers and one cabin attendant in addition to the crew. It the Very Important Person (VIP) transport version the EC225 can accommodate from 8 to 10 passengers. Search and rescue missions can be assigned to this aircraft as well. However, offshore and VIP transport remain the primary roles. Overall performance stays highly reliable and the helicopter handle characteristics benefit from a full digital glass-cockpit and a digital 4-axis autopilot.

The first EC225 prototype performed the maiden flight in November 2000. It shares lots of characteristics and design solutions with Eurcopter's EC 725, which is intended for the military market. To date, 22 EC225/EC725 helicopters have been ordered and the total amount of Cougar/Super Pumas produced stands at 682. The first EC225 civil helicopter was delivered to the government of Algeria after rolling off the assembly line at Marignane, France, on December 22, 2004.

H225 Specifications

Crew: 2
Main Rotor Blades: 5
Number of Engines: 2
Passengers: 24
Tail Rotor Blades: 4
Height: 4.60 meter (181 inch)
Length: 16.8 meter (661 inch)
Main Rotor Diameter: 16.2 meter (638 inch)
Width: 3 meter (118 inch)
Ceiling: 5,900 meter (19,357 foot)
Max Range: 984 kilometer (531 nautical mile)
Min Range: 839 kilometer (453 nautical mile)
Max Power at TakeOff: 3,740 shp (2,790 kW)
Cruise Speed: 275 kph (149 KTAS)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 324 kph (175 KTAS)
Flight Endurance: 5 hour (300 minute)
Empty Weight: 5,256 kilogram (11,587 pound)
Max Takeoff Weight: 11,200 kilogram (24,691 pound)
Payload: 5,744 kilogram (12,663 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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H225 News

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020Japan's National Police Agency Order One Airbus H225 and Four H135 Helicopters
Monday, April 6, 2020Japan Coast Guard Orders Two More H225 Helicopters
Thursday, October 3, 2019Air Greenland Orders Two Airbus H225 Helicopters
Monday, April 1, 2019Icelandic Coast Guard Upgrades to Airbus H225 Rescue Helicopters
Wednesday, March 6, 2019Japan Coast Guard Expands Super Puma Fleet with Additional H225 Order
Saturday, July 14, 2018Ukraine Ministry of Interior Orders 21 Airbus H225, 10 H145 and 24 H125 Helicopters
Wednesday, April 25, 2018Japan Coast Guard Orders Additional H225 Helicopter
Thursday, December 14, 2017Project Eagle H225 Helicopter Takes Flight
Wednesday, November 22, 2017South Korea's National 119 Rescue Headquarters Orders Two H225 Helicopters
Wednesday, June 21, 2017Japan Coast Guard Orders Three Additional H225 Helicopters

Operators & Related Equipment

Aircraft ordered by Omni Helicopter International (10)
Ordered by CHC Helicopter Corporation (36)
Aircraft ordered by COHC (9); MOT and RCS (2); State Grid General Aviation Company (SGGAC) (1)
Aircraft ordered by Air Greenland (4)
Aircraft ordered by the French Navy for search and rescue missions (2); RTE's Airtelis (1); Heli-Union (2)
Aircraft ordered by Milestone Aviation Group (16)
Aircraft ordered by Japan Coast Guard (14); Tokyo Fire Department (3); Japan Ministry of Defense (4); National Police Agency (1)
Aircraft ordered by the government for VIP transport
Aircraft ordered by Awan Inspirasi (1); MHS Aviation (1); Weststar Aviation Services (2); Kris Sakti Aviation (1)
Aircraft ordered by Statoil; Blueway Group (4)
South Korea2
Aircraft ordered by National 119 Rescue Headquarters (2)
Aircraft ordered by SASEMAR (1)
Aircraft ordered by Ukraine Ministry of Interior (21)
United Kingdom11
Ordered by Bristow Helicopters Limited (6); HELI-ONE (2); Avincis (3)
United States of America28
Ordered by Bristow Group (8); Era Helicopters (8); Waypoint Leasing (12)
Aircraft ordered by Southern Service Flight Company (4)

Grand Total 18219
Propulsion Systems
Makila 2Ax2
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