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ASU Baltija makes first H125 orders in Lithuania
The H125s replace ASU Baltija's Russia-manufactured helicopters and will be used for passenger transport and utility missions in Lithuania and other markets abroad.
Lithuanian operator ASU Baltija signed a contract for two H125s at European Rotors 2023.
Read this story in our December 2023 printed issue.

Lithuania-based operator ASU Baltija has signed a contract for two H125s, the first Airbus Helicopters sold to a commercial operator in the country and the first two H125 family helicopters deployed in the country. The H125s replace helicopters manufactured in Russia and will be used for passenger transport and utility missions both at home and abroad.

ASU Baltija has a lot of experience working with Airbus Helicopters providing logistic support for the Lithuanian Air Force’s AS365N3+ fleet. Close cooperation and productive teaming between Airbus and ASU Baltija achieved a fleet availability of more than 96 per cent.

“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,” says CEO Linas Elijosius.

“Even though the H125 is the best selling helicopter in its class, it is always a very special moment when we welcome a new customer. We are grateful for our long-term partner’s trust and are excited to enter the commercial market with it for the first time in Lithuania,” adds Airbus Helicopters head of sales, Eastern Europe and CIS Thomas Zeman. “With the performance level of the H125, we are confident that ASU Baltija has chosen the right product for the development of its commercial services, and we look forward to many more to come.”

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