The H125 is a member of Airbus’ rugged and proven Ecureuil family. Some 6,200 members of the Ecureuil family (AS350, AS355, AS550, AS555, H125, H125M, EC130, H130) have been delivered in nearly 120 countries for some 1,900 operators. Together, these aircraft have accumulated more than 32 million flight hours.
About 700 H125 (AS350 B3e) series 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 metres (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 metres (25,590 feet).