The Z-9-H425 entered service in 2005.  The helicopter featured an electronic flight instrumentation system from Rockwell Collins; the glass cockpit is also from Rockwell Collins.  Maximum internal and external payloads are 1,900 kg and 1,600 kg, respectively.  The aircraft capacity is 12-13 passengers.


The H425 is the improved version of the H410A, a Z-9 variant.  After the initial flight of the H425 in December 2003, the helicopter received CAAC certification in December 2004.


Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Aérospatiale, Helicopter Division

Primary manufacturer: Harbin Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation

Parent type: Aérospatiale Z-9

Aircraft status: Operational


Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: Fenestron/Shrouded tail rotor

Crew required: 1-2

Crew seating: Side-by-side

Landing gear: Wheels (all retractable)

Overall Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Height: 3.97 m (13.0 ft)

Overall Length: 13.72 m (45.0 ft)

Overall Width: 12.00 m (39.4 ft)

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 2

Engine designation: Turbomeca Arriel 2C turbine

Engine manufacturer: Turbomeca

Max continuous power: 581 kW (779 hp)

Take-off / rated power: 626 kW (839 hp)

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 4250 kg (9370 lb)

Max Range: 800 km (432 nm)

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