AIRBUS H 125 (Eurocopter AS350 B3e) is the latest version (after AS 350 BA, B2 and B3) of one of the most famous helicopter type in the world – AS350. This is a constantly developed version of the multi-task single-engine turbine helicopter, manufactured since 1975, which surpasses all other helicopters collectively in terms of efficiency, versatility and safety. The helicopter can carry 5 passengers plus 1 pilot in the cabin configuration 2 + 4 or 6 passengers and one pilot in the configuration with an additional 3 + 4 front seat. Each passenger will find a place for an average suitcase in the helicopter trunks (the helicopter version with increased luggage capacity will fit also large travel suitcases). In addition to VIP flights and high-altitude passenger flights, H125 / AS 350 are most common in filming flights and aerial missions with suspended loads, such as high-altitude construction work or fire protection, geophysical surveys.
H125 / AS350 is the most proven and reliable member of the Eurocopter family (currently Airbus Helicopters), helicopter well known and appreciated all over the world. About 5,000 of these helicopters were delivered in over 100 countries to about 1,600 customers. Thanks to the large cabin and uninterrupted high cruising speed, range and payload, commonly known as Equireuil (Astar in North America or Esquilo in South America), it can take cargo or passengers on more flights back and forth daily than any other helicopter in this category. H125 / AS350 is distinguished in particular by the excess of power used in extreme atmospheric and operational conditions in almost every corner of the world (from regular missions in a typical temperate climate of all continents, to specific tasks in the Himalayas or Andes and as well as in the deserts as well in Antarctica). In 2005, the AS350 B3 version broke the world record for landing and takeoff at Mount Everest at 8 850 meters (29 035 feet) – the record remains unbeatable to this day.