Airbus signs contract for first H125 helicopter orders in Lithuania
November 28, 2023 By Helicopters Staff
Airbus Helicopters and Lithuanian operator ASU Baltija have announced a contract for two H125 single-engine helicopters, which will be the first Airbus helicopters sold to a commercial operator in the country, and will also be the first two H125s deployed in Lithuania.
In a Nov. 28 news release, Airbus officials said the H125s replace helicopters manufactured in Russia and will be used for passenger transport and utility missions in Lithuania and other markets abroad.
“The procurement of the H125 opens a new page in the history of ASU Baltija as we step away from helicopters manufactured in Russia and look forward to flying the H125, a helicopter that is the benchmark in the industry and is perfectly suited to perform our new commercial activities,” said Linas Elijosius, CEO of ASU Baltija JSC.
Close to 4,200 H125 family helicopters are in use today, and Airbus officials said the helicopters are the “market leader” in the intermediate single-engine helicopter category, with a market share of 63 per cent in 2022.