With 40 years of experience and several hundred supplemental type certificates (STC) developed for it – plus optional equipment proposed by Airbus Helicopters – the H125 is a multi-mission rotorcraft capable of changing configuration in a short amount of time.
The H125 can easily be reconfigured for various aerial work missions with a wide range of optional equipment to get the job done, whatever the environment and mission requirement.
Missions include air crane operations, firefighting, power line inspection, crop spraying, news gathering, parachuting, geological and wildlife survey, farming and fishing activities, etc.
Already the preferred choice of aerial work operators for its cost effectiveness, operational simplicity and superb performance, the H125 brings enhanced aerial work capabilities with increased performance and visibility, facilitating pilot workload during external load operations.
The H125 is up to the most rigorous high and hot missions, able to transport its own empty weight with an impressive sling capacity of 1,400 kg (3,086 lb). Increased performance in high and hot environments has been certified to improve hover ceiling OGE (out of ground effect) at maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) up to 12,600 ft (up to 13,400 ft with BLR FastFin®). For external loads at 7,000 ft at ISA, operators can gain up to 140 kg (up to 190 kg with BLR FastFin®).
The H125 can be equipped with a “lean” instrument panel and maximum pilot view kit or additional dual roof windows that increase visibility. A first limit indicator (FLI) remote display supplemental type certificate (STC) developed by AKV provides flight limitations at a glance on tablets via Bluetooth to simplify pilot workload during external load operations.
Day or night, the H125 is up for the job with its manoeuvrability, as well as specialised police equipment and STCs. Fast, agile and simple to use, the H125 is operated by police forces in some 30 countries around the world and is the reference for airborne law enforcement in the United States.
The H125 is well adapted for multi-role law enforcement missions including surveillance, command and control, search and pursuit, rescue, special operations, escort and border patrol in high and hot conditions.
A variety of equipment has been developed for police missions, such as law enforcement instrument panels, search lights, electro-optical system (EOS), operator consoles, night vision goggle (NVG)-compatible light sourcing and instruments, wire strike protection, loudspeakers, downlink, rappelling, etc.
Thanks to its wide, unobstructed cabin, fast cruise speed and long range, the H125 can welcome up to six passengers. The helicopter offers easy cabin access through two wide sliding doors, forward-facing seats and three baggage compartments.
In addition to the air conditioned and roomy cabin, passengers experience low vibration levels for maximum comfort. A high-end interior design, called ACH Line, is available from Airbus for operators who seek both functionality and luxury in passenger transport.
Private and business aviation
With a reputation for reliability, tailored support and outstanding performance, Airbus’ ACH125 – which is based on the company’s proven H125 rotorcraft and tailored for private and business aviation – outclasses all other single-engine helicopters.
- Visit the ACH website for more information on the ACH125 and the Airbus Corporate Helicopters product line.
Emergency medical services
As a market-leading helicopter in the North American EMS market, the H125 offers enhanced cabin space with the lean instrument panel, on top of outstanding performance.
When configured for vital lifesaving and emergency medical transportation, the H125 can carry up to four people (one pilot, one patient and two attendants), plus medical equipment.