H225M

Royal Malaysian Air Force passes 20,000 hours in Airbus H225M fleet

Royal Malaysian Air Force passes 20,000 hours in Airbus H225M fleet

23-Feb-2022Source: Airbus

Great milestone: The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) logged 20,000 flight hours, becoming Asia’s highest #H225M flyer. Congratulations to all RMAF crew involved. The RMAF’s fleet of 12 H225M helicopters has been in service since 2012. Designed for the most demanding missions, these H225Ms have participated in various exercises and humanitarian missions, including flood rescue... Read more

Helibras delivers first Naval Operational H225M to Brazilian Navy

Helibras delivers first Naval Operational H225M to Brazilian Navy

20-Dec-2021Source: Helibras

The first multi-mission helicopter H225M in its Naval Operational Version was delivered to the Brazilian Navy, starting operations at the São Pedro d’Aldeia Naval Air Base. The H225M Naval aircraft is part of the contract signed in 2008 between the Helibras-Airbus Consortium and the Brazilian government, which provides for the delivery to the 3 Brazilian... Read more

Royal Thai Air Force holds handover ceremony for two H225Ms

Royal Thai Air Force holds handover ceremony for two H225Ms

26-Nov-2021Source: HeliHub.com

The 2nd wing of 203 Squadron of the Royal Thai Air Force has this week held a handover ceremony for a further two H225M helicopter from Airbus.  Representatives from the manufacturer were in attendance at the ceremony, which was held at Lop Buri. Market Intelligence company Parapex Media advises HeliHub.com that these helicopters represent the... Read more

First naval combat H225M delivered to the Brazilian Navy

First naval combat H225M delivered to the Brazilian Navy

25-Nov-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first H225M in naval combat configuration to the Brazilian Navy. Stationed at the naval base in São Pedro d’Aldeia, the aircraft will boost the Brazilian Navy’s mission capabilities including anti-surface warfare and maritime surveillance. Developed by the engineering team at Helibras (the Brazilian subsidiary of Airbus Helicopters), this naval version... Read more

Helibras fly H225M tests with the Exocet AM39 B2M2 missiles

Helibras fly H225M tests with the Exocet AM39 B2M2 missiles

9-Jul-2021Source: Helibras

The H225M multi-mission helicopter in its Naval Version has completed an important step towards completion of its certification. The shooting campaign with the Exocet AM39 B2M2 missiles was carried out with the logistical and operational support of the Brazilian Navy, from the São Pedro da Aldeia Naval Air Base. The delivery of the first unit of this... Read more

Safran and Global Turbine Asia renewed their contract to support Malaysian H225M engines

Safran and Global Turbine Asia renewed their contract to support Malaysian H225M engines

6-Jul-2021Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines and Global Turbine Asia (GTA) have renewed their contract to support Makila 2A of the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF). Powering their H225M helicopters, over 30 Makila engines will continue to be covered by Safran’s Global Support Package (GSP). Since 2014, this agreement has proved its efficiency to satisfy RMAF’s requirements for... Read more

Helicopters tailored for special forces

Helicopters tailored for special forces

30-Jun-2021

With the H145M, the H225M and the NH90, Airbus Helicopters offers a comprehensive and complementary range of rotorcraft tailored for special operations. Already in service, the H145M and the H225M have proven their worth, while the NH90 is evolving to adapt to the specific needs of the special forces with the upcoming Standard 2. “Nowhere... Read more

French military orders 8 H225Ms and first VSR700 UAV

French military orders 8 H225Ms and first VSR700 UAV

16-Apr-2021Source: French Military

[Electronic translation] Intended to equip the French Army, the 8 helicopters will be delivered in 2024 and 2025 and will initiate the replacement of the SA330 Puma maneuver helicopters, whose average age is 43 years. They will thus contribute to forming a homogeneous fleet, the Army already having ten Caracal helicopters in service. This order,... Read more

Singapore receives its first H225M helicopter

Singapore receives its first H225M helicopter

5-Apr-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) has taken delivery of its first H225M helicopter in Singapore. Airbus Helicopters signed a contract with Singapore’s Ministry of Defence for the acquisition of H225M Medium Lift Helicopters in 2016. Congratulating Singapore on the H225Ms, Airbus Helicopters CEO Bruno Even said: “Airbus is very happy to celebrate this... Read more

French H225M refuels from Airbus A400M for first time

French H225M refuels from Airbus A400M for first time

21-Aug-2020Source: DGA

[electronic translation] On July 22, 2020, the Directorate General of Armaments (DGA) and Airbus Helicopters carried out the first refueling test flight with fuel transfer between an A400M Atlas transport aircraft and a Caracal helicopter. Until then, only “dry” in-flight contact tests had been carried out in order to assess the aerodynamic behavior of the... Read more

Flight testing begins for the first H225Ms for Kuwait

Flight testing begins for the first H225Ms for Kuwait

21-Oct-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

The first H225Ms to be delivered to Kuwait later this year have started flight testing. Kuwait ordered 30 of the long-range multi-role H225Ms in August 2016. They will be operated by the Kuwait Air Force and the Kuwait National Guard. There are currently 95 H225Ms in service across the world, having accumulated around 114,000 flight hours. The H225M is... Read more

First helicopter air-to-air refueling contacts with an H225M

First helicopter air-to-air refueling contacts with an H225M

26-Sep-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

The Airbus A400M new generation airlifter has successfully achieved its first helicopter air-to-air refueling contacts with an H225M. Over the course of 4 flights, operated in day conditions over the south of France, the A400M performed 51 dry contacts marking a decisive milestone towards its full capability as a tanker. These tests were performed under... Read more

French Air Force reinforce its fleet of H225Ms

French Air Force reinforce its fleet of H225Ms

18-Jun-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

The French Defence Procurement Agency DGA has signed an order to purchase an additional H225M which will be operated by the French Air Force. The aircraft will be delivered in a configuration that allows it to be interoperable with the existing fleet of 10 H225Ms in the French Air Force and in particular it will... Read more

Indonesian Air Force places order for eight additional H225Ms

Indonesian Air Force places order for eight additional H225Ms

14-Jan-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

The Indonesian Air Force has ordered eight additional twin-engine multirole H225M helicopters as part of the country’s fleet-strengthening initiative for a combat search and rescue-capable fleet. Under the agreement between the Indonesian Ministry of Defence and PT Dirgantara Indonesia (Persero) (PTDI), the 11-ton combat-proven helicopters will be delivered to the air force upon reassembly and... Read more

Royal Thai Air Force receives two new H225Ms

Royal Thai Air Force receives two new H225Ms

25-Oct-2018Source: Airbus Helicopters

The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has taken delivery of its seventh and eighth H225M (previously known as EC725) multirole utility helicopters. Since 2012, the RTAF has placed orders for a total of 12 H225Ms under its fleet modernisation programme. Belonging to a contract signed in 2016, these new additions will join the air force’s existing fleet of... Read more

Helibras delivers the 33º H225M to Brazilian Army

Helibras delivers the 33º H225M to Brazilian Army

15-Oct-2018Source: Helibras

Helibras has just delivered the third military helicopter model H225M scheduled for 2018, the second aircraft planned for the Brazilian Army this year. The aircraft will be based on the 1st Aviation Battalion (BAvEx) in Taubaté, joining another 10 ten H225M aircraft already delivered to the Brazilian Army. The aircraft is part of the H-XBR Program, signed... Read more

H225M surpassed the 100,000 flight hour milestone

H225M surpassed the 100,000 flight hour milestone

5-Oct-2018Source: Airbus Helicopters

The H225M, with 88 aircraft currently in service in six countries across the globe, has surpassed the 100,000 flight hour milestone, following its first delivery to the French Air Force in 2006. The aircraft was rapidly deployed by the French Air Force in Lebanon in 2006 where the H225M, also known as the Caracal, successfully... Read more

Helibras delivers H225M to the Brazilian Army

Helibras delivers H225M to the Brazilian Army

25-Sep-2018Source: Helibras

Helibras has just delivered another H225M to the Armed Forces. The 10th Brazilian Army (EB) aircraft will be based on the 1st Aviation Battalion (BAvEx) in Taubaté, and is the 32nd H-XBR program, signed in 2008 with the Ministry of Defense to supply 50 model helicopters. The H225M in the Operational version is equipped with the... Read more

Royal Thai Air Force expands fleet

Royal Thai Air Force expands fleet

21-Sep-2018Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has secured an additional order of four H225M (previously known as EC725) multirole utility helicopters from the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF), as part of the fleet strengthening programme. This follow-on order will bring the RTAF’s H225M fleet to 12 units by 2021. Specially equipped with emergency flotation gear, fast roping, cargo sling,... Read more

Helibras delivers another H225M to the Brazilian Air Force

Helibras delivers another H225M to the Brazilian Air Force

10-Sep-2018Source: Helibras

Helibras delivered the 31st H225M to the Brazilian Air Force. The aircraft will be under the command of the Puma Squadron (3rd / 8th GAV), in Rio de Janeiro (RJ), and will increase the squadron’s operational capacity by assisting the FAB missions. The aircraft is the first of the FAB to rely on the Spectrolab Searchlight,... Read more

Airbus signs largest HCare Smart contracts

Airbus signs largest HCare Smart contracts

6-Apr-2018Source: Airbus Helicopters

Both the Brazilian Armed Forces and the Mexican Air Force have placed their trust in Airbus Helicopters’ HCare Smart by the hour maintenance programs for a total contract value of more than 125 million euros.   The contract with the Brazilian Armed Forces covers the entirety of the 50 H225Ms currently on order, of which... Read more

Kuwait begins anti-corruption investigation into Airbus H225M deal

Kuwait begins anti-corruption investigation into Airbus H225M deal

19-Feb-2018Source: HeliHub.com

The Kuwait Government has launched an investigation into their deal with France. The contract, worth more than $1.1 billion, is for Airbus Caracal helicopters. However, Kuwait’s Anti-Corruption Authority has started investigating the deal since reports of a middleman demanding $71 million has come to light, reports Gulf Business.... Read more

Brazilian Air Force passes 10,000 hours in H225M fleet

Brazilian Air Force passes 10,000 hours in H225M fleet

11-Oct-2017Source: Helibras

Helibras / Airbus Helicopters have reached another important milestone in their history. In just six years of operation with the H225M (H-36) Caracal, the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) completed 10,000 flight hours with the aircraft. The model is part of the H-XBR agreement, signed in 2008, with the Ministry of Defense to supply 50 state-of-the-art helicopters to... Read more

37 Wescam MX-15 systems sold for two foreign H725 orders

37 Wescam MX-15 systems sold for two foreign H725 orders

25-Jul-2017Source: L3 Technologies

L3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) announced today that its WESCAM division has received an order from Airbus Helicopters to provide 37 MX™-15 electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) imaging systems for installation on multiple fleets of H225M Caracal helicopters. The systems will be installed in France before being delivered to two foreign governments for military deployment. “This order expands... Read more

Kuwait buys Thales H225M simulator

Kuwait buys Thales H225M simulator

5-Jul-2017Source: Thales

The Kuwait forces has signed a contract for the purchase of 30 multirole Caracal H225M helicopters (24 for the Kuwait Air Force and 6 for the Kuwait National Guard) in order to carry out combat search and rescue duties, transport and ground support missions. To meet the pilots and crews’ hands-on training needs, Thales will... Read more

Saab to supply self-protection system for H225M

Saab to supply self-protection system for H225M

5-Jul-2017Source: Saab

Defence and security company Saab has received a contract from Airbus Helicopters for the IDAS integrated electronic warfare self-protection systems for H225M Caracal multirole utility helicopters. Saab’s Integrated Defensive Aids Suite (IDAS) protects the crew by enhancing platform survivability in sophisticated, diverse and dense threat environments. The system provides timely warning against radar, laser and... Read more

Brazilian military takes delivery of two H225Ms

Brazilian military takes delivery of two H225Ms

25-May-2017Source: Airbus Helicopters

In the last few weeks Helibras has delivered two H225Ms to the Brazilian Armed Forces. The first one –destined to the Army- has been delivered in the full operational configuration, including specially designed mission systems unique to the Army. Based in Taubaté and operated by the 1º BAvEx, this is the ninth H225M to integrate... Read more

Airbus C295W Demonstrates Refuelling Contacts With Helicopter

Airbus C295W Demonstrates Refuelling Contacts With Helicopter

23-Jan-2017Source: Airbus Defence and Space

Airbus Defence and Space has followed its recent successful demonstration of air-to-air refuelling between two C295W medium transports with a demonstration of refuelling contacts with a H225M Caracal helicopter. In the trial, performed jointly with Airbus Helicopters from Marignane, France in December, contacts were executed at speeds of 105-115kt and both crews reported smooth and... Read more

Indonesian Air Force Receives First Delivery of H225Ms

Indonesian Air Force Receives First Delivery of H225Ms

5-Dec-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Indonesia’s Air Force has received two of their six Airbus H225M helicopters from Dirgantara Indonesia.  The handing over ceremony was held at Dirgantara’s Bandung facility this past Friday. Dirgantara receives the H225Ms from Airbus’ France production site and then adds their own equipment, nation specific, reports Flight Global. The new H225Ms have infrared cameras, pintle-mounted... Read more

Singapore Ministry of Defence orders H225M

Singapore Ministry of Defence orders H225M

13-Nov-2016Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has signed a contract with the Singapore Ministry of Defence for the acquisition of H225M – Medium Lift Helicopters. “We are greatly honoured that Singapore has selected the H225M as its next-generation Medium Lift Helicopter” said Guillaume Faury, CEO of Airbus Helicopters. “The Super Puma has served Singapore well for the last 30... Read more

Airbus and Helibras introduce H225M in naval combat version

Airbus and Helibras introduce H225M in naval combat version

1-Nov-2016Source: Airbus Helicopters

Helibras and Airbus Helicopters have opened a new chapter in the history of the H225M multirole utility helicopter with the official presentation of the first aircraft in naval combat configuration. Developed and assembled locally by Helibras, Airbus Helicopters’ subsidiary in Brazil, this new H225M version is designed to meet the demanding requirements of the Brazilian... Read more

Plans to Upgrade Polish Navy Fleet

Plans to Upgrade Polish Navy Fleet

28-Oct-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Polish Naval Aviation has encountered difficulties with procuring new Airbus H225M Caracal rotor-wing aircrafts for their fleet. The government has declined to purchase the heliers, reports Defense Aerospace. Currently the Navy has two Mi-14 rotor-wing ASW and SAR helicopters that they plan to phase out, due to their age, between 2017 and 2021. They originally... Read more

Helitech 2016: Return of the H225, part 2

Helitech 2016: Return of the H225, part 2

12-Oct-2016Source: Allan Blake

It must have been with some trepidation that Airbus anticipated attending Helitech this year. For the second time in three years their flagship offshore helicopter, the H225 along with the AS332L2, had been grounded following a tragic accident in Norway on 29th April 2016, leading to an idle fleet of 111 H225s and over $3billion... Read more

Royal Thai Air Force orders two more EC725s

Royal Thai Air Force orders two more EC725s

6-Oct-2016Source: Airbus Helicopters

The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has ordered two additional mission-ready twin-engine EC725 (now marketed as the H225M Caracal) multirole utility helicopters as part of the continuation of its fleet strengthening programme agreement launched in 2012. Delivery of the two additional EC725s is scheduled for 2019. The RTAF’s EC725s are specially equipped with fast roping,... Read more

H225M Caracal lands in Poland for MSPO 2016

H225M Caracal lands in Poland for MSPO 2016

9-Sep-2016Source: Airbus

Airbus Helicopters will have a commanding presence at MSPO International Defence Industry Exhibition, which takes place in Kielce, Poland from 6-9 September 2016. Highlighting its wide range of products, the company will present the H225M Caracal, which landed yesterday in Kielce following a ferry flight from France, together with the Tiger HAD and H145M on... Read more

Kuwait orders 30 Airbus H225M Caracal

Kuwait orders 30 Airbus H225M Caracal

9-Aug-2016Source: Airbus

Airbus Helicopters has signed a contract with the Kuwait Ministry of Defence for the purchase of 30 H225M Caracal multirole utility helicopters as well as an associated support and services package, during the visit of the French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian to Kuwait today. “We are greatly honored that the Kuwait Ministry of Defence... Read more

Singapore puts military order on ice after EC225 accident

Singapore puts military order on ice after EC225 accident

22-Jun-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Reuters is reporting that the Republic of Singapore has put a pause on making a decision for a helicopter fleet purchase of around $1 Billion after the CHC EC225 accident in Norway on 29th April. The Airbus H225M is short-listed along with the AgustaWestland AW101 in a Navy order to replace the 32 Super Pumas,... Read more

Airbus HForce weapon system completes first testing round

Airbus HForce weapon system completes first testing round

13-Jun-2016Source: Airbus

Airbus Helicopters has recently completed a first round of firing tests with HForce, a generic weapon system in development for the company’s commercial helicopter range. The innovative system, which includes a central core unit, Thales’ Scorpion monocular helmet mounted sight display (HMSD), an electro-optical system (EOS) from Wescam as well as gunner armament weapon grips... Read more

German and Brazilian military ground AS532 and H725M

German and Brazilian military ground AS532 and H725M

8-Jun-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Both the German and Brazilian military have reportedly grounded their Cougar/Caracal fleets in the light of the EASA grounding directive made earlier this month.  Following the CHC accident off Bergen on 29th April, only civilian aircraft have been grounded to date, largely driven by the way the certification authorities work.  Military certification is approached a... Read more

Poland will reportedly scrap $3 billion H225M deal

Poland will reportedly scrap $3 billion H225M deal

27-Jan-2016Source: Reuters

Poland’s $3 billion (2 billion pounds) army helicopter deal with Airbus (AIR.PA) is “very likely” to be canceled, the deputy defence minister said on Tuesday, signalling one of Warsaw’s key military programs, speeded up in response to the Ukraine crisis, may face delays. See Full Story... Read more

New Polish Government confirms review of H225M tender

New Polish Government confirms review of H225M tender

8-Dec-2015Source: HeliHub.com

A junior defence minister in Poland is reported by Polsat News to have confirmed that the country’s helicopter tender will be reviewed, some seven months after the short-list was refined down to one “preferred bidder”.  While no contract has been signed with Airbus Helicopters for their H225M Caracal, it had been selected after an extensive... Read more

New Polish Government questions Airbus Helicopter H225M deal

New Polish Government questions Airbus Helicopter H225M deal

4-Nov-2015Source: Reuters

Poland has recently completed a round of national elections, and the Law and Justice (PiS) party are now in power.  The country’s potential foreign minister Witold Waszczykowski yesterday questioned the country’s initial deal with Airbus to buy H225M helicopters as the contract would only leave “leftovers” for Polish producers.   While a provisional deal for 50 H225M... Read more

Brazilian military passes 10,000 flight hours with H225M

Brazilian military passes 10,000 flight hours with H225M

1-Oct-2015Source: Airbus Helicopters

The 16 H225M helicopters, operated by the Brazilian Navy, Army and Air Force, exceeded the 10,000 flight hour milestone last month. H225M: Multi-Mission Capable The latest member of Airbus Helicopters’ military Super Puma family, this 11-metric-tonne helicopter is used in logistic support missions, disaster support, medical evacuation, search and rescue, combat search and rescue, presidential... Read more

Airbus H225M deal becomes political football in Poland

Airbus H225M deal becomes political football in Poland

1-Oct-2015Source: Reuters

The Polish opposition party (PiS) leading in the polls ahead of October’s parliamentary elections would block a $3 billion contract with Airbus Group to supply the Polish army with helicopters. See Full Story... Read more

Helibras opens new simulator training center

Helibras opens new simulator training center

3-Sep-2015Source: Helibras

Facilities at the modern Training and Simulation Centre (CTS) of Helibras were inaugurated on Friday (21/08) in Rio de Janeiro. The event was attended by Defence Minister Jaques Wagner, Governor of the State of Rio de Janeiro Luiz Fernando Bigfoot, City Mayor Eduardo Paes and several civil and military authorities. Strategically located in Rio de Janeiro,... Read more

Royal Thai Air Force receives three H225M with one more due

Royal Thai Air Force receives three H225M with one more due

15-Jun-2015Source: HeliHub.com

The Royal Thai Air Force ordered four H225M helicopters for SAR work back in September 2012 – when the model was known as the EC725 – and has now received the first three airframes at their base at Lop Buri.  The three are serialled 20301, 20302 and 20303. In a ceremony on 3rd June, Air... Read more

Kuwait To Buy 24 Airbus Helicopters H225M Caracal

Kuwait To Buy 24 Airbus Helicopters H225M Caracal

12-Jun-2015Source: Morningstar

Kuwait will buy 24 long-range Airbus Caracal helicopters from France, Elysee Palace said Wednesday, in a deal that was agreed to during talks between the countries’ leaders. See Full Story... Read more

Poland pre-selects Airbus Helicopters H225M Caracal

Poland pre-selects Airbus Helicopters H225M Caracal

21-Apr-2015Source: Airbus

Airbus Helicopters and its partner Heli Invest Services welcome the decision of the Polish Ministry of Defence to pre-select the H225M Caracal from Airbus Helicopters. We are fully committed to providing Poland with the best product and support for this long-term strategic program. We believe our offer will deeply strengthen the defence capabilities of Poland... Read more

Airbus Helicopters Malaysia and Boustead sign JV agreement for regional helicopter simulation center

Airbus Helicopters Malaysia and Boustead sign JV agreement for regional helicopter simulation center

18-Mar-2015Source: Airbus Helicopters

Boustead Heavy Industries Corporation Berhad (BHIC) signed an agreement today to acquire a 30 percent share in the Airbus Helicopters Simulation Center in Malaysia. This joint venture agreement was signed by BHIC Chairman YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Lodin Wok Kamaruddin and Philippe Monteux, Airbus Helicopters Senior Vice President for South East Asia & Pacific... Read more

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