News about Airbus Helicopters H225M



Kuwait to Receive H225M this Year, 18-Oct-19 : #H225M The first H225M for the Kuwait Air Force and National Guard begun flight testing and will be delivered by end of this year. 30 helicopters were ordered in 2016

A400M First Contact with H225M and H160, 24-Sep-19 : #A400M Over southern France, Airbus conducted first aerial refueling testings (dry contacts) between the new A400M military airlifter and H225M and H160 helicopters

Additional Caracal for French Special Forces, 14-Jun-19 : #Caracal The Armée de l’air ordered an additional H225M Caracal for its elite Helicopters Squadron 01.067 Pyrénées based at Cazaux (BA120). Will join a fleet of 10 EC725 used to support special forces and capable of aerial refueling

Indonesia Orders Eight Additional H225M, 10-Jan-19 : #H225M The Indonesian Air Force (TNI-AU) ordered 8 additional EC725 / H225M in similar combat search and rescue (CSAR) configuration to the 6 received from 2015. Will be assembled locally by PT Dirgantara Indonesia (Persero) (PTDI)

Hungary Orders 16 H225M, 14-Dec-18 : #H225M Hungary orders 16 H225M / EC725 as part of its ‘Zrinyi 2026’ armed forces modernisation programme. Will be equipped with the HForce weapons package. They had already ordered 20 H145M

Royal Thai Air Force Receives Two New H225M, 25-Oct-18 : #H225M RTAF now operates 8 EC725/H225M. First entered service in 2015, Thailand will have 12 by 2021

H225M/EC725 Reaches 100,000 Flight Hours, 05-Oct-18 : #H225M The world fleet of 88 H225M / EC725 used by France, Brazil, Mexico, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand soars past the 100,000 flight hour milestone since entering service in 2006

Thailand Orders Four Additional EC725/H225M, 22-Sep-18 : #H225M Royal Thai Air Force orders additional four EC725/H225M which brings RTAF’s fleet to 12 helicopters by 2021

Electro Optical and Infrared System for H225M, 19-Jul-17 : L3 Technologies WESCAM division to provide 37 MX-15 electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) imaging systems for H225M Caracal helicopters

Thales Flight Simulators for Kuwait H225M, 21-Jun-17 : Paris Air Show 2017 Thales selected by Airbus to provide the Kuwait forces with flight and mission training simulators for the pilots and crews of its 30 ordered Caracal helicopters

Indonesia PTDI Delivering Airbus helicopters, 30-Mar-17 : Benefitting from a partnership of over four decades, PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) recently delivered a AS332/H215M, 2 EC725/H225M and 2 AS555 Fennec to the Armed Forces. AS565MBe Panther to follow

Singapore Orders H225M Caracal, 08-Nov-16 : Singapore becomes the eighth nation to order the EC725/H225M Caracal after France, Brazil, Mexico, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Kuwait

Singapore Orders CH-47F Chinook and H225M, 07-Nov-16 : Singapore awarded contracts for Boeing CH-47F Chinook and Airbus H225M Caracal helicopters to replace older variants currently in use, the AS332 Super Puma and CH-47D

Airbus Open letter to the Polish Prime Minister, 11-Oct-16 : Airbus Helicopters CEO letter regarding the status of the multirole helicopter tender in Poland ( EC725 Caracal )

Royal Thai Air Force Orders 2 More EC725s, 04-Oct-16 : The Royal Thai Air Force ordered two more EC725/H225M for delivery in 2019 as Phase III. RTAF already operates 4 (Phase I) with another 2 (Phase II) ordered in 2014 scheduled for delivery this year

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