Airbus Helicopters is hoping to put the troubled past of the EC225 behind it with the launch of an improved version of the aircraft. The EC225e – e for enhanced – will make its first flight in 2015 and features a new updated avionics suite, increased maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) by 550 kg. (1,210 lb.) and an extended range fuel tank fitted into the rear baggage compartment under the tail boom, which gives the aircraft the ability to fly out to 300 nm. The new variant, ...


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