Introduction

The H125 (previously named the AS350 B3e) outclasses all other single-engine helicopters for performance, versatility, safety, low maintenance, and low acquisition costs, while exceling in high & hot and extreme environments. In 2005, the AS350 B3 version broke the world record for the highest-altitude landing and takeoff, performed on Mount Everest at 8,850 meters (29,035 feet) – a title still held today.

Aircraft

Backed by experience and a long heritage

The H125 is a member of Airbus Helicopters' rugged and proven Ecureuil family. Some 5,000 single-engine Ecureuils have been delivered in more than 100 countries for some 1,600 operators.

Together, these aircraft have accumulated more than 23 million flight hours. Around 500 H125 (AS350 B3e) series are currently in-service worldwide, and are mainly used for high performance missions in high & hot conditions.

 
Built for performance

The H125 is Airbus Helicopters’ high-performance member of the single-engine Ecureuil/AStar family.

It is equipped with a Turbomeca 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 maneuverability, 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 centers 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 Helicopters rotorcraft.

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

 
Supported by the Airbus Helicopters global network

Wherever you operate, a member of Airbus Helicopters’ worldwide service network is nearby to provide the support you need to keep your H125 flying.

This network includes 30 customer centers and participations; more than 100 distributors, representatives, training centers, repair and overhaul facilities and maintenance centers; as well as logistic 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 Helicopters is at your service. For more information, visit our Support & Services section.

 

Missions

Aerial work

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

The aircraft is up to the most rigorous high & 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 & 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, 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 favorite 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 Helicopters for operators seeking both functionality and luxury in passenger transport.

 
Emergency medical services

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

 

News

Brochures

Experiences

Photos

Searching for water

in India

An AS350 B3 is fitted with a 30-meter long probe to discover new sources of underground drinking water in India.

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Tour de France

Behind the scenes

A fleet of Airbus helicopters is responsible for broadcasting this iconic race to the world.

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122 Airbus helicopters

support World Cup in Brazil

AS350 B3+ police pilot Commander Renato Babaioff talks shop

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Sweden:

Keeping the wolves at bay

Sweden’s Jämtlands Flyg tracks wolves, herds reindeer, and gets up close and personal with bears thanks to their EC120 Bs and AS350 B2.

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Mt. Everest landing

AS350 B3 lands "on top of the world"

On May 14, 2005, a B3 becomes the first helicopter ever to land on Mount Everest (8,850 m / 29,035 ft), setting a world record

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