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H125

H125

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.

Aircraft

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.

Missions

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.

Documents

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18 April 2017

H125 Infographic

Make more value out of your H125.

Naming Convention      
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21 November 2017

Naming Convention

Airbus Helicopters renamed the majority of its products in 2015 to reflects its own rebranding as Airbus and to provide its customers with a coherent and easy-tounderstand product range.

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Civil Range      
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16 October 2017

Civil Range

Airbus Helicopters’ mission is to provide the most efficient rotorcraft solutions to our customers, so that they may serve, protect, save lives and safely carry passengers in demanding environments.

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H125-Brochure-Presentation      
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09 May 2016

H125-Brochure-Presentation

The H125® is the high-performance version of the single engine Ecureuil® family. It demonstrated its tremendous capabilities while breaking the World Record for the highest altitude landing and takeoff: Mount Everest (29,029 ft / 8,848 m). The H125 outclasses all other single engine helicopters for performance, versatility, maintenance costs, safety and low acquisition. It excels in hot & high and extreme environments.

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H125-Technical-Data      
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21 December 2016

H125-Technical-Data

H125-MiniPoster      
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21 May 2015

H125-MiniPoster

Photos and videos

Elicotteri signs for two H125      
Elicotteri signs for two H125
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09 March 2017

Elicotteri signs for two H125

Aersud Elicotteri signs for two H125 and celebrates the 200th Ecureuil H125 in Italy

Cost reductions efforts pay off on H125, H130 and H135 programs      
Cost reductions efforts pay off on H125, H130 and H135 programs
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08 March 2017

Cost reductions efforts pay off on H125, H130 and H135 programs

Airbus Helicopters’ efforts in the field of customer satisfaction are paying off with a recent independent survey confirming a significant reduction in direct maintenance and direct operating costs (DMC and DOC) for the H125, H130 and H135 helicopters, further strengthening the competitiveness of these types on the helicopter market.

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Airbus H125 helicopters operating on the roof of the world      
Airbus H125 helicopters operating on the roof of the world
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08 March 2017

Airbus H125 helicopters operating on the roof of the world

Ruo’er General Aviation Development provides helicopter services at high plateau with purchase of twelve H125s

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QinetiQ signs for four H125 for Empire Test Pilots’ School      
QinetiQ signs for four H125 for Empire Test Pilots’ School
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01 March 2017

QinetiQ signs for four H125 for Empire Test Pilots’ School

H125 will be used to train civil and military test pilots and flight test engineers.

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21 December 2016

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H125 Cooperation EXPH 1666 6364      
H125 Cooperation EXPH 1666 6364
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15 December 2016

H125 Cooperation EXPH 1666 6364

The two companies to strengthen civil helicopter general operations and expand to the public services segment in China

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CMIG Leasing takes delivery of China’s 100th helicopter from the Ecureuil family      
CMIG Leasing takes delivery of China’s 100th helicopter from the Ecureuil family
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09 December 2016

CMIG Leasing takes delivery of China’s 100th helicopter from the Ecureuil family

When passion becomes business: the story of Heliteam and its founder      
When passion becomes business: the story of Heliteam and its founder
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05 December 2016

When passion becomes business: the story of Heliteam and its founder

Airbus Helicopters to build new customer service center in Chile; celebrates 15th anniversary      
Airbus Helicopters to build new customer service center in Chile; celebrates 15th anniversary
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22 November 2016

Airbus Helicopters to build new customer service center in Chile; celebrates 15th anniversary

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26 October 2016

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26 October 2016

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21 October 2016

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04 October 2016

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29 September 2016

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H125 / Norvege / pilotes , Her story: Aga Tone, female pilot with Norway's Nor Aviation      
H125 / Norvege / pilotes , Her story: Aga Tone, female pilot with Norway's Nor Aviation
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28 July 2016

H125 / Norvege / pilotes , Her story: Aga Tone, female pilot with Norway's Nor Aviation

To see the world      
To see the world
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18 May 2016

To see the world

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To see the world      
To see the world
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18 May 2016

To see the world

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To see the world      
To see the world
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18 May 2016

To see the world

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To see the world      
To see the world
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18 May 2016

To see the world

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To see the world      
To see the world
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18 May 2016

To see the world

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HOP_FINAL        
 
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20 March 2017

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Helicopter Observation Platform (HOP)

AIRLIFT        
 
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28 July 2016

AIRLIFT

Experts on ice: <br />Based in Norway, Airlift is an expert when it comes to icy conditions. In addition to aerial work, heavy lift and search and rescue services, the operator also helps investigate climate change and was even involved in a mission to Mars <br /> <br />Stretching out beneath the helicopter is a seemingly endless sheet of Arctic ice. Suddenly, a polar bear appears in the whirled up snow. The H125 helicopter from Airlift flies towards the animal. A passenger appears, aiming a rifle at the bear. A shot cracks above the noise of the rotors. The polar bear is hit but continues to run for a few more seconds before collapsing onto the ice. But the animal is not dead. It is just unconscious, shot with a tranquiliser rifle so that the scientists on board the helicopter could take blood samples and DNA probes to examine the grade of pollution in the arctic. This is just one of Airlift’s different services for scientific missions in Polar Regions – under the most extreme conditions. On a mission in the Antarctic in 2015 for example, an ice breaker with 30 scientists and the H125 on board was deliberately frozen into the ice of the Antarctic. The mission was to explore, among other things, the drift of ice and the pollution of air, water and ice. The scientists and helicopter crew spent six months on the ship. “These polar missions can be very difficult,” says Gunnar Svein Nordahl, who accompanies some of these expeditions as a technician. “But it is an important task, because the data we collect enables researchers to observe changes in the climate.” <br /> <br />Norway is known for its unforgiving climate: Violent storms, freezing temperatures, heavy rains and low visibility can quickly turn into a deadly danger. When tourists become lost in the ice or fishermen in the cold sea, help must come quickly and reliably. These are two characteristics that apply to the Super Puma AS332 from Airbus Helicopters. Airlift uses this model for search and rescue missions in the country’s challenging conditions. With this medium-size utility helicopter, the Airlift crew fights cold and ice, confirming the rotorcraft’s capabilities in even the most extreme environment. <br /> <br />Chasing James Bond <br />Not many people can claim that they have chased James Bond. The Airlift crew can. When James Bond, played by Pierce Brosnan, raced across an ice field during the filming of the Die Another Day movie, it wasn’t just the bad guy who was hotly in pursuit. Flying along behind the actors was the crew of the Norwegian helicopter operator, which provided the filming services.

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Bruno Decelle - 30,000 Flight Hours        
 
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04 May 2016

Bruno Decelle - 30,000 Flight Hours

HAI 2016 - Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol        
 
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02 March 2016

HAI 2016 - Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol

H125 news

Aersud Elicotteri signs for two H125 and celebrates the 200th Ecureuil H125 in Italy

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Airbus H125 helicopters operating on the roof of the world

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Cost reductions efforts pay off on H125, H130 and H135 programs

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QinetiQ signs for four H125 for Empire Test Pilots’ School

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CMIG Leasing takes delivery of China’s 100th helicopter from the Ecureuil family

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When passion becomes business: the story of Heliteam and its founder

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Total cumulated flight hours 30 million +
Operators
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Operating countries
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