Airbus / Eurocopter H225 / EC 225 Super Puma / EC 725 Cougar

Medium Utility Helicopter

Eurocopter EC 225 Super Puma, Bristow Helicopters, G-ZZSF, c/n 2662 © Mark McEwan
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The Eurocopter EC 225 Super Puma / AS 725 Cougar is a twin-turboshaft-engined medium utility transport helicopter produced by the European manufacturer Eurocopter. The EC 225 Super Puma is primary used by civil operators for offshore passenger and material transportation to oil- & gas rigs and for search and rescue service (SAR). Helicopters in military duty are designated EC 725 Cougar.
The EC 225 is a development of the Aérospatiale / Eurocopter AS 332 with slightly stretched fuselage length and a five-blade main rotor.
Passengers19, max. 25
Propulsion2 Turboshaft Engines
Engine ModelTurbomeca Makila 2A
Engine Power (each)1563 kW2096 shp
max. Cruise Speed276 km/h149 kts
  171 mph
max. Speed (vne)324 km/h175 kts
  201 mph
Service Ceiling6.096 m20.000 ft
Range880 km475 NM
547 mi.
Empty Weight5.271 kg11.621 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight11.000 kg24.251 lbs
Rotor Blades (main/tail)5/4
Main Rotor Diameter16,20 m53 ft 2 in
Tail Rotor Diameter3,15 m10 ft 4 in
Rotor Disc Area206,1 m²2218 ft²
Length (Fuselage)16,79 m55 ft 1 in
Length19,50 m63 ft 12 in
Height4,60 m15 ft 1 in
First Flight27.11.2000
Production Statusin production
Developed fromEurocopter AS 332 / AS 532
ICAO CodeAS32 EC25
Data for (Version)Eurocopter EC 225
VariantsEC 225 Super Puma, EC 725 Cougar