State of the Art
Tailored for the most demanding operators, the EC225 is an 11-ton helicopter integrating all the latest technological innovations. The two TURBOMECA MAKILA 2A1 engines, the main gear box and the 5-blade rotor give this machine the power for a high payload, along range and a fast cruise speed. Its ﬂight endurance exceeds 5 hours 30 min. Most of all, this aircraft meets the latest JAR 29 amendments, including the 30-minute dry run demonstration for the main gear box.
The EC255 has been designed to comply with the latest JAR 29 amendments. It integrates all the latest technological innovations to comply with the most stringent technical and operational requirements for all types of missions. Thanks to the dual-channel FADEC, the TURBOMECA MAKILA 2A1 turboshaft engines deliver more power. The 5-blade rotor provides an exceptionally low vibration level, and the modular design of the mechanical assemblies allows for easier maintenance. This new generation helicopter also features significant advances in terms of man-machine interface, insuring important information to pilot and therefore decision making. The First Limit Indicator displays the available power in any condition and the power margin in AEO (All Engines Operative) and OEI (One Engine Inoperative) situations.
The AFCS provides outstanding precision and stability; its "high" modes integrate the engine limitations in all AEO and OEI situations. It also allows ﬂight in all SAR patterns and automatic approaches following IFR procedures. It allows fully automatic hovering captation from VNE to 0 kts/100 ft .
Integrated maintenance assistance system (Health Usage Monitoring System) based on data recording and pro-active monitoring for ﬂight safety enhancement.
The EC225 is equipped with state-of-the-art avionics and communication systems, allowing all weather operations. The systems reduce crew workload while enhancing mission capability for more safety. At a glance, pilots have all navigation and piloting data and unpredictable information thanks to the Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System and TCAS 2.