H125 (AS-350)

Aircraft Overview

AS-350B3 is a multipurpose, single-engine helicopter, powered by Turbomeca Aerriel 2B engine, has an outstanding proven track record. This helicopter is the first ever to land on the summit of Mount Everest – 8,848 m (29,030 ft). The helicopter was certified in Europe and the USA in 1977 and has remained in service ever since. It still remains in production but is marketed as H125 by Airbus.

  • 4,960 lbs MTOW
  • 155 knots Speed
  • 3,086 lbs Cargo
  • 15,100 ft Ceiling
  • 357 nmi Range
  • 1/5 PAX

Technical Capabilities

The single-engine helicopter can carry up to 5 passengers and has internal useful load of 1,009 kg (approx. 2,224 lbs); it can carry up to 1,400 kg (approx. 3,086 lbs) on external sling. It has operating ceiling of 4,600 m (approx. 15,100 ft), comparable to some of the twin-engine helicopters, and range of 467 km (approx. 252 nmi).

4,960 lbs
155 knots
3,086 lbs
15,100 ft
357 nmi

Mission Profile

Its flexibility has made it a very sought-after helicopter capable of performing a wide range of missions including: passenger transportation, aerial work, training, observation, firefighting and law enforcement, among others.

Models & Modifications

Powered by one Turbomeca Arriel 1B engine
Improved version powered by one Arriel 1D engine and fitted with AS-355 main rotor blades, AS-355 tail rotor with tabs and a tail rotor servo
Higher gross weight version powered by one Arriel 1D1 engine with aerodynamic strake fitted to tail boom along the starboard side and angled engine exhaust duct for better yaw control
High-performance version powered by an Arriel 2B
Introduces enhanced engine with dual channel (FADEC) Full Authority Digital Engine Control, dual hydraulics and a MTOW of 2,370 kg (5,225 lbs)
AS-350 B3/2B1
Introduced in 2011, equipped with the Arriel 2D engine; later renamed H125
AS-35 B3e
Powered by one Lycoming LTS-101 engine for the North American market as the AStar
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