The AS 350 B3 / B3e helicopter, now known as Airbus H125, is one of the most versatile flying machines in the world. It is a high performance aircraft, with one of the best power to weight ratios. It is able to perform the most demanding activities in the most extreme weather conditions. It's load capacity, extreme drag and cruising speed makes it one of the best performing helicopters in the market today. The AS 350 B3 is able to reach 3,000 meters in 2 minutes and 21 seconds, and transports up to 1,400 kg to the barycentric hook.
In 2005, the AS350 B3 helicopter 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.