Developed as a twin-engine version of the previous SA.360/1 Dauphin, the SA.365 first flew on January 1975 entering production in 1978. Was soon replaced by the much improved N variants.
Also licence built in China as the Harbin Z-9 Haitung and in Brazil as the Helibras MH-1 Pantera
001/2 : SA360 prototypes
1nnn : 35 aircraft SA360
003/4 : Aerospatiale SA365C prototypes
50nn : 79 aircraft SA365C / SA365C2
5100 : SA365N prototype f/f 31mar79
6000/64nn : Aerospatiale SA365F/G/N series
from 64nn : Eurocopter as365/as565/ec155 series from 1992
Turbomeca Million Flight Hours with USCG H-65 Dolphin, 15-Dec-15 : Turbomeca celebrates 1 million hours flown by US Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphins fitted with the Arriel 2C2-CG engine. Worldwide, an Arriel-powered helicopter takes off every 15 seconds, all day every day
USCG MH-65E Prototype First Flight, 29-Oct-15 : The MH-65E is a conversion upgrade perform at Elizabeth City with the modernization of the avionics systems, installation of new sensors and improvements to the automatic flight control system
Breeze-Eastern Hoist for USCG MH-65, 28-Oct-15 : The U.S. Coast Guard has contracted Breeze-Eastern Corp to provide new hydraulic hoist controller to replace a 25-year-old legacy system in their MH-65 search and rescue fleet
Helibras Panther K2 First Flight, 14-Oct-15 : Helibras performed the first flight of a Brazilian Army Pantera (Panther) helicopter fully modernized by the company in Brazil.
Curtiss-Wright Air Data Computer for USCG MH-65, 01-Sep-15 : Curtiss-Wright Corp Defense Solutions division has received a contract from the U.S. Coast Guard to supply Air Data Computer technology for use on MH-65 Dolphin helicopter fleet.