The Airbus Helicopters H225
Hello everyone and welcome to this thread :)
Now, I don‘t want that you just scroll down to the picture and then leave again. I also want to explain why this helicopter or helicopters in general would be a very good addition.
Let‘s get stated !
About the H225
The Airbus Helicopters H225 (previously Eurocopter EC225 Super Puma ) is a long-range passenger transport helicopter developed by Eurocopter as the next generation of the civilian Super Puma family. It is a twin-engined aircraft and can carry up to 24 passengers along with two crew and a cabin attendant, dependent on customer configuration. The helicopter is marketed for offshore support and VIP passenger transport duties, as well as public service missions.
The civil-orientated EC225 has a military counterpart, which was originally designated as the Eurocopter EC725; it was rebranded in 2015 as the H225M. In 2015, the EC225 was formally renamed to the H225, in line with Eurocopter’s corporate rebranding as Airbus Helicopters.
Here it is:
- Crew: 2 (commander + co-pilot)
- Capacity: 24 passengers + 1 cabin attendant
- Length: 19.5 m (64 ft 0 in)
- Height: 4.97 m (16 ft 4 in)
- Empty weight: 5,256 kg (11,587 lb)
- Gross weight: 11,000 kg (24,251 lb)
- Max takeoff weight: 11,200 kg (24,692 lb)
- Powerplant: 2 × Turbomeca Makila 2A1 turboshaft engines, 1,776 kW (2,382 hp) each
- Main rotor diameter: 16.2 m (53 ft 2 in)
- Main rotor area: 206.15 m2 (2,219.0 sq ft)
- Maximum speed: 275.5 km/h (171.2 mph, 148.8 kn)
- Cruise speed: 260.5 km/h (161.9 mph, 140.7 kn)
- Never exceed speed: 324 km/h (201 mph, 175 kn)
- Range: 857 km (533 mi, 463 nmi)
- Ferry range: 985 km (612 mi, 532 nmi)
- Service ceiling: 5,900 m (19,400 ft)
- Rate of climb: 8.7 m/s (1,710 ft/min)
The EC225 Super Puma is used for offshore drilling, corporate companies, law enforcement and governments.
- Argentine Naval Prefecture
- Botswana Defence Force
- French Navy
- Japan Coast Guard
- Ministry of Defense (Japan)
- Mexican Air Force
- Mexican Navy
- Oman Royal Flight
- Republic of China Air Force
- Tanzania Air Force Command
- Vietnam People’s Navy
- Spanish Air Force
- Noordzee Helikopters Vlaanderen
- CITIC Offshore Helicopter Co.
- Ministry of Transport
- Public security bureau (China)
- Air Greenland
- Icelandic Coast Guard
- Tokyo Fire Department
- MHS Aviation
- CHC Helikopter Service
- Bristow Norway
- Maritime Safety and Rescue Society
- Babcock Mission Critical Services Offshore
- Bristow Helicopters
- Ministry of Internal Affairs (Ukraine)
- Private 1
- Private 2
- Private 3
Maybe there are some more but I think this would be enough
I personally would love to see this helicopter in IF. Now I know that there are currently only fixed-wing aircraft but this can change in my opinion and I also know that there are some planes which really need a rework :) I am aware of the long development this could take but it would be wort it. Maybe I will have to wait for a long time but I am sure if helicopters get added to IF, it would change it a lot !
That‘s my opinion :)
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