EC175 payload increases by 300 kg

The EC175’s maximum take-off weight (MTOW) has risen to 7,800 kg, offering an additional payload of 300 kg or an additional 40 nautical miles radius of action. 

The extended MTOW provides additional operational flexibility – particularly in highly demanding oil and gas heli-lift operations, and for missions to oil rigs that are located increasingly further off-shore.

Certification of the extended MTOW is planned before the end of 2016, following a flight test campaign next year.