Airbus H175

Airbus H175

Born as EC175, a joint venture between Eurocopter and China Aviation Industries (AVIC) where is know as Z-15 / Avicopter AC352, it is a twin engine medium size helicopter with a gross weight of 7 ton. It fells on the category of the AW139. Fitted with the Helionix avionics suite and manufactured at Marignane, France.

First flew on December 17, 2009 and with initial deliveries first expected for 2012. As of 2010, a total of 114 EC175 have been pre-ordered by 14 customers. First buyers Bristow and VIH Aviation Group announced in early 2008 but global launch custormer was NHV in 2014.

Developed to answer oil and gas industry needs, can transport 16 passengers up to 160nm / 300km. Broke time to climb world record, 6000m in 6m54sec.

On May 2014 maximum take-off weight (MTOW) has risen to 7,800 kg, offering an additional payload of 300 kg or an additional 40nm/74km radius of action.

Production aircraft started in c/n 5002 with type designation EC175B. From March 2015 changed commercial name to H175

As of March 2019, 33 H175s are in service worldwide, having recorded 43,000 flight hours

A fully-european built H175M is proposed as RAF Puma replacement.

As of June 2023, the 53 helicopters in service, flying with 15 operators, have reached 180,000 flight hours.

Specifications H175

Engine 2 x PW C PT6C-67E 2000 shp
Capacity 2 + 16
Length (m) 15.68
Height (m) 3.47
Blades 5
Rotor diam. (m) 14.8
Disc area (m2) 172
Weight (kgs) Empty: 4600     Max: 7800
Speed (km/h) Cruise: 285     Max: 315
Range (km) 1300
Ceiling (m) 6000
Rate/Climb (m/min)

  Derivatives & Versions of H175


2016 Announced in 2009 as the Z-15 is the Eurocopter / Airbus Helicopters EC175 produced in China for Chinese operators. First prototype unveiled by A ...

2021 The H175M is Airbus proposal for the Royal Air Force New Medium Helicopter (NMH) requirement as the Puma HC2 replacement.

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