Airbus Helicopters EC225: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

Helicopter Guide

Eurcopter EC225 Superpuma

The EC225 was developed by Airbus Helicopters (formerly Eurocopter) from the AS332 Super Puma and is a highly successful helicopter especially in the oil and gas industry, where it is used to transfer rig workers and equipment. The EC225 can also be operated as a VIP transport carrying eight to 12 passengers with two pilots. The EC225 has also been developed into a military version, the EC725.

Missions: Offshore, Corporate, EMS, Search & Rescue

First delivery: 2004

Category: Twin Engine


Maximum speed (Vne): 175 kts 324 km/hr

Cruise speed (Vh): 149 kts 276 km/hr

Hover ceiling, In-Ground Effect (TOP):  9,094 ft 2,772 m

Service ceiling: 19,350 ft 5,900 m

Maximum Range: 474 nm/877 km (no reserve)


Maximum takeoff gross weight: 24,251 lb 11,000 kg

Empty weight: 11,621 lb 5,271 kg

Useful load: 12,630 lb 5,729 kg

Passengers (crew): 24 (two pilots plus flight attendant)