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.
Design authority: Société Nationale Industrielle Aérospatiale
Primary manufacturer: Harbin Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation
Parent type: Harbin Z-9
Aircraft status: Operational
VTOL type: Helicopter
Lift devices: 1 Single main rotor
Dedicated control device: 1 Fenestron/Shrouded tail rotor
Crew required: 1-2 in Side-by-side arrangement
Landing gear: Wheels (all retractable)