‘Faster, Further, Safer’
Eurocopter is proud to present the new addition to the Super Puma helicopter product line – the high performance EC225. This 11 ton helicopter benefits from the proven experience of the Super Puma family and integrates all the latest technological innovations. The 2 new TURBOMECA 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 EC225 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 EC225 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.
‘Even more power’
Compared to the Super Puma MK2, the EC225 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 TURBOMECA 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|
|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)|
The data set forth in this document is for informational purposes only and may vary with conditions. For performance data and operating limitations reference see approved flight manual and all related documentation.
‘New technologies allow for greater safety’
The EC255 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 TURBOMECA 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.
Upgraded Main Gear Box
2 TURBOMECA MAKILA 2A
Advanced Helicopter Cockpit
Integrated maintenance assistance system (HUMS) based on data recording and pro-active monitoring for flight
The EC225 benefits from the Super Puma family’s experience in Search and Rescue operations and from the recent launching of the EC725, 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 EC225 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
- Fully automatic transition to hover
- Sensors redundancy for automatic hover GPS.
- Unique automatic fly away in case of engine failure
Oil and Gas
The EC225’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 EC225 complies with the latest JAR29 amendments.
The advanced technologies also increase the EC 225’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 EC225 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.
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Over the past two decades, Eurocopter 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 EC 225 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.
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.