Airbus Helicopters EC175: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

The EC175 is built by Airbus Helicopters (formerly Eurocopter) and by AVIC as the Z-15

The helicopter is now being delivered to the first customers, it will be mainly used by the oil & gas industry to transport personnel to offshore platforms.

Missions: Search and Rescue, Offshore, Executive, EMS, Corporate

First delivery: 2014

World fleet: Two prototypes

Category: Twin Engine


Maximum speed (Vne): 170 kts 315 km/hr

Maximum cruise speed (Vh): 154 kts 285 km/hr

Hover ceiling, In-Ground Effect (TOP):  ? ft ? m

Hover ceiling, Out-of-Ground Effect (TOP): ? ft ? m

Service ceiling: 19,685 ft 6,000 m


Maximum takeoff gross weight: 15,433 lb 7,000 kg

Passengers (crew): 16 (two pilots)

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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