The H125 AStar is a common sight at heliports, hospital landing pads, police department operations centers and airports across the United States. With built-in maneuverability, super visibility and low vibration levels in the cabin, the H125 has earned its reputation as a true multi-mission workhorse. The H125, outfitted with a FADEC-equipped 847-shp Turbomeca Arriel 2D, provides spacious cabin while boosting the speed up to 137 knots. The H125 offers the benefits of enhanced safety and reduced workload with the Vehicle and Engine Multifunction Display (VEMD) for pilots.
These attributes have led many law enforcement agencies to rely on the H125 AStar for their most demanding missions. An example is the Los Angeles Police Department’s Air Support Division, one of America’s most experienced airborne law enforcement units, uses H125 AStar to patrol a city of 465 square miles that encompasses dense urban areas, an arid desert climate, the Pacific Ocean shoreline and mountainous terrain. The H125 and its earlier versions have been in service with the Air Support Division since 2001, logging more than 75,000 hours of safe flight.
The H125 also performs safely and cost-effectively for air medical services throughout the nation. 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.