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 almost 36 million flight hours worldwide.
In 2005, an 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 6,770 members of the Ecureuil family (AS350, AS355, AS550, AS555, H125, H125M, EC130, H130) have been delivered in nearly 120 countries for close to 2,000 operators. Together, these rotorcraft have accumulated almost 36 million flight hours. The H125 has been the undisputed leader in its class for the past 30 years.
Some 1,100 H125/AS350 B3e rotorcraft currently are in service worldwide, and are primarily 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. In 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).
Making the best even better
The H125 is equipped with a Safran Helicopter Engines Arriel 2D turboshaft engine with a dual-channel full authority digital engine control (FADEC) unit, plus a third independent and automatic back-up channel and an 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.
With hundreds of supplemental type certificates (STCs), 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.
Safe and intuitive
The H125 offers pilots enhanced safety and reduced workload thanks to the glass touchscreen cockpit instrument panel with Garmin G500H TXi 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.
In addition, the baseline H125 is now equipped with a crash-resistant fuel system fully compliant to 27.952 guidelines for swing load operations.
Supported by Airbus’ global network
Wherever customers operate, a member of Airbus’ worldwide service network is nearby to provide the support needed to keep their H125s flying.
This network includes 30 customer centres and affiliate sites; along 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.
Airbus is at customers’ service, from technical support, component repair and overhaul to spare parts support, technical publications, and training.
For more information, visit the HCare Services section.
H125 in focus
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