The H125 (previously named the AS350 B3e) outclasses all other single-engine helicopters for performance, versatility, low maintenance, and low acquisition costs, while excelling in high and hot and extreme environments. It is a member of Airbus’ Ecureuil family, which has accumulated more than 33 million flight hours worldwide.
The H125 is a member of Airbus’ rugged and proven Ecureuil family. Some 6,500 members of the Ecureuil family (AS350, AS355, AS550, AS555, H125, H125M, EC130, H130) have been delivered in nearly 120 countries for more than 1,900 operators. Together, these aircraft have accumulated more than 33 million flight hours. The H125 is the undisputed leader in its class for the past 30 years.
About 900 H125s (AS350 B3e) series aircraft are currently in service worldwide and are mainly used for high-performance missions in high and hot conditions.
The H125 has broken world records throughout its career. In 2005, the AS350 B3 broke the world record for the highest-altitude landing and takeoff, performed on Mount Everest at 8,848 meters (29,029 feet), a title still held today. On 19 May 2013, the AS350 B3 performed the world's highest long-line rescue operation on Lhotse, the world's fourth-highest mountain, located in the Himalayas, at 7,800 meters (25,590 feet).
With built-in manoeuvrability, excellent visibility and low vibration levels in the cabin, the H125 has earned its reputation as a true multi-mission workhorse, becoming a common sight at heliports, hospital landing pads, police department operations centres and airports around the world.
The H125’s elegant cabin has a flat floor that can be quickly and easily reconfigured for various missions, including aerial work, firefighting, law enforcement, rescue, and passenger transport.
The H125 offers pilots enhanced safety and reduced workload thanks to the glass cockpit instrument panel’s Garmin G500H and Vehicle & Engine Multifunction Display ® (VEMD), developed for Airbus.
The VEMD allows pilots to check the main vehicle and engine parameters with just a glance.
Wherever you operate, a member of Airbus’ worldwide service network is nearby to provide the support you need to keep your H125 flying.
This network includes 29 customer centres and affiliate sites; more than 100 distributors, representatives, training centres, repair and overhaul facilities and maintenance centres; as well as logistics hubs in France, Hong Kong, and Germany.