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Making the best even better

The H125 (previously named the AS350 B3e) outclasses all other single-engine helicopters for performance, versatility, safety, 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 30 million flight hours worldwide.

World-record holder

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.


Backed by experience and a long heritage

The H125 is a member of Airbus’ rugged and proven Ecureuil family. Some 6,000 Ecureuils have been delivered in nearly 120 countries for some 1,900 operators. Together, these aircraft have accumulated more than 30 million flight hours.

Around 550 H125 (AS350 B3e) series are currently in-service worldwide, and are mainly used for high performance missions in high and hot conditions.

Built for performance

The H125 is equipped with a Safran Arriel 2D turboshaft engine with upgraded triple engine control thanks to a dual-channel FADEC (full authority digital engine control) unit, plus a third independent and automatic back-up channel for automatic start-up. The engine is fitted with an engine data recorder.

A multi-mission workhorse

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 new cabin has a flat floor that can be quickly and easily reconfigured for various mission types, including aerial work, firefighting, law enforcement, search and rescue, and passenger transport.

Safe and intuitive

The H125 offers pilots enhanced safety and reduced workload thanks to the glass cockpit instrument panel’s Vehicle and Engine Multifunction Display® (VEMD), developed for Airbus rotorcraft.

The VEMD allows pilots to check the main vehicle and engine parameters with just a glance.

Supported by Airbus’ global network

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 participations; more than 100 distributors, representatives, training centres, repair and overhaul facilities and maintenance centres; as well as logistics hubs in France, Hong Kong, the United States and Brazil.

From technical support, component repair, and overhaul, to spare parts support, technical publications and training – Airbus is at your service. For more information, visit our HCare Services section.


Aerial work

The H125 can easily be reconfigured for various aerial work missions with a wide range of certified optional equipment including second battery kits, sand prevention filtres, sliding doors, tail rotor arches, etc.

The aircraft is up to the most rigorous high and hot missions, with an impressive cargo-swing load capacity of 1,400 kg/3,086 lb.

Missions include air crane operations, firefighting, hoisting, power line inspection, crop spraying, news gathering, parachuting, and geological surveys.

Law enforcement

Day or night, this helicopter is up for the job. Fast, agile and simple to use, the H125 is operated today by police forces in some 30 regions across the world.

The H125 is well adapted for multi-role law enforcement missions including surveillance, command and control, search and rescue, SWAT unit transportation, and border patrol in high and hot conditions. 

The unobstructed flat floor cabin and low vibration level ensure optional equipment can be easily installed, including law enforcement instrument panels, search lights, infrared thermal imaging cameras, tactical consoles, night vision goggle (NVG)-compatible light sourcing and instruments, wire strike protection, and a moving map with zoom and GPS for tracking stolen property or vehicles.

Passenger transport

Thanks to its wide, unobstructed cabin, and high cruising speed, range and payload, the H125 can carry more passengers on more roundtrip flights per day than any other helicopter in its class.

Add to this easy cabin access through two large sliding doors, forward-facing seats and large baggage compartments, and it’s easy to see why this helicopter is a favourite of business aviation customers around the world.

Air conditioned and roomy, the cabin experiences low vibration levels for maximum passenger comfort. In addition, a high-end interior design called Stylence® is available from Airbus for operators seeking both functionality and luxury in passenger transport.

Emergency medical services

When configured for vital life-saving and emergency medical transportation, the H125 can carry up to four people (1 pilot, 1 patient and 2 attendants) plus medical equipment.


Photos and videos

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