in Route Planning & Tourism

H225M surpasses 100,000 flight hours

Posted 5 October 2018 · Add Comment

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 evacuated around 300 people. Since then the 11-metric-tonne H225M has proven its reliability and durability in combat conditions and crisis areas such as Afghanistan, Chad, the Ivory Coast, the Central African Republic, and Mali, while also supporting NATO-led operations in Libya.

“We are thrilled to see that the H225M has achieved this symbolic milestone with helicopters flying in different corners of the globe and in some of the harshest theatres of operation” said Michel Macia, Head of Super Puma programme at Airbus Helicopters. “Its state-of-the art avionics and world renowned four axis autopilot, its exceptional range and payload capacities, combined with a large cabin designed to carry 28 troops and powerful air-toground and air-to-surface armament and electronic warfare system allow the H225M operators to carry out the most demanding missions” he added.

Operating both from ships and from land, even in icing conditions, this helicopter has an allweather capability supported by night vision goggle compatibility. The helicopter’s outstanding 1,296 km range can be extended with air-to-air refueling capabilities, allowing for flight times of up to 10 hours, as demonstrated recently by the French Air Force in operational conditions.

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Congolese Air Force cargo plane crashes

An Antonov An-72 transport plane operating for the Air Force of the Democratic Republic of the Congo crashed near Punia last week.

Joramco and Kenya Airways sign maintenance agreement

Joramco and Kenya Airways, the flag carrier airline of Kenya, have signed a heavy maintenance agreement for the first time to perform OOP check for six B787 from the carrier’s fleet in addition to major modification tasks related to

African airlines' traffic climbed 4.1% in August

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced global passenger traffic data for August 2019 showing that demand (measured in total revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) climbed 3.8% compared to the year-ago

Airbus and Air Austral sign purchase agreement for three A220s

Air Austral has signed a firm order for three A220 aircraft, Airbus newest family member.

African carriers see fastest growth of any region in August for air freight

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), contracted by 3.9% in August 2019, compared to the same period in

Air Austral training school obtains DGAC approval

The Air Austral Training School has officially received the DGAC approval for the practical examination of the CCA (Cabin Crew Certificate).

AVAFA20SK2207050320
See us at
AVAFA20BT2207050320Dubai AS BT2006211119AVMENA20 BT1309100620