Model

  • Eurocopter EC225LP
  • Eurocopter EC225LP

The EC225 is the civilian variant and latest member of the proven Super Puma/Cougar family. With a take-off weight of 24,251 lbs (11,000 kg), the EC225 ( and its military counterpart the EC725 ) carries a fuel load of 5,000 lbs, guaranteeing a flight time of 5 hours. In addition to new Makila 2A1 engines with a stronger main gearbox and a new five-bladed main rotor, the EC725/225 features a state of the art glass cockpit featuring up to six large and redundant multifunction displays.

On November 2012 the type was grounded and an investigation on the main bevel gear shaft failures was launched after two North Sea ditching incidents on May and October of that year. 33 people were on board during these accidents, everyone survived with only minor injuries. In July 2013 SonAir, based in Angola, was the first offshore operator to resume offshore services. On June 2014 was revealed that in both cases, the emergency lubrication systems were working fine, but the switch that was supposed to detect its failure was wired incorrectly, meaning that the warning light would *always* illuminate shortly after the system's activation. Full accident report at the AAIB site

From January 1st 2014 is known as Airbus Helicopter EC225LP.


Specifications


Engine: 2 x Safran (Turbomeca) Makila 2A1 2382shp
Capacity: 2 + 19
Length: (m) 19.5
Height: (m) 5
Blades: 5
Rotor diam.: (m) 16
Disc area: (m2) 206
Weight: (kgs) Empty: 5200     Max: 11000
Speed: (km/h) Cruise: 262     Max: 324
Range: (km) 838
Ceiling: (m)     Max: 6000
Rate/Climb: (m/min) 520
blueprints

List of Operators of Eurocopter EC225LP


From Organisation with model EC225LP
1990
norway Helikopter Service
    super puma/cougar 1990/16
1991
france Armée de l'Air
    super puma/cougar 17 1991/   
1992
canada CHC
    super puma/cougar 1992/16
france Heli-Union
    super puma/cougar 1992/   
france Eurocopter France
    super puma/cougar 1992/13
1994
japan Fire and Disaster Management Agency
    super puma/cougar 1994/   
vietnam Vietnam Helicopter Company
    super puma/cougar 1994/   
2000
united kingdom CHC Scotia
    super puma/cougar 2000/17
2001
united kingdom Bond Aviation Group
    super puma/cougar 2001/16
2002
brazil BHS Taxi Aereo
    super puma/cougar 2002/   
2004
brazil Aeroleo Taxi Aereo
    super puma/cougar 2004/   
united kingdom Bristow
    2004/   
2005
algeria Al Quwwat Aljawwiya Aljaza Eriiya
    2 2005/11
2006
malaysia Awan Inspirasi Sdn Bhd
    2006/   
2007
angola SonAir Serviço Aéreo, SA
    2007/   
japan Japan Ground Self-Defense Force
    4 2007/   
oman Oman Royal Flight
    6 2007/   
2008
australia Bristow Australia
    2008/   
japan Kaijō Hoan-chō
    2008/   
mexico Fuerza Aerea Mexicana
    2 2008/   
nigeria Aero Contractors Nigeria
    2008/10
2009
norway Bristow Norway AS
    super puma/cougar 2009/16
south korea South Korea Fire Fighting Departments
    2009/   
vietnam Vietnam Helicopter Company
    2009/   
2010
france Aéronautique Navale
    2 2010/16
spain Cuerpo Nacional de Policia
    1 2010/15
2011
france Airtelis
    2011/   
2012
brazil Omni Taxi Aereo
    2012/   
denmark DanCopter
    4 2012/   
ireland Milestone Aviation
    2012/   
taiwan Taiwan Air Force
    2012/   
2013
indonesia PT Dirgantara Indonesia
    2013/   
spain Salvamento Maritimo
    2013/   
2014
australia Babcock Australia
    2014/   
2016
botswana Botswana Defence Force
    2016/   
france Armée de l'Air
    2 2016/   
united kingdom Babcock International
    2016/17
Unknown!
Help

australia Lloyd Helicopters
    super puma/cougar
china CITIC Group
    super puma/cougar
malaysia MHS Aviation
    super puma/cougar
usa ERA Helicopters
    super puma/cougar
Construction Numbers on database of EC225LP

139ec225lp





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