Aerospatiale SA365 Dauphin 2

Derived from SA360 Dauphin

Aerospatiale SA365 Dauphin 2

SA365 Dauphin 2
Developed as a twin-engine version of the previous SA.360/1 Dauphin, the SA.365 first flew on January 24, 1975 entering production in 1978. Was soon replaced by the much improved N variants.

Licence built in China as the Harbin Z-9 Haitung and in Brazil as the Helibras MH-1 Pantera
Construction Numbers

001 & 2 SA360 prototypes 01jun72
1... 35 aircraft SA360
003 & 4 Aerospatiale SA365C prototypes
50.. 79 aircraft SA365C / SA365C2
5100 SA365N prototype 31mar79    
6000/64..     Aerospatiale SA365F/G/N series
from 64.. Eurocopter as365/as565/ec155 series     1992

Model News

US Coast Guard MH-65E Avionics Upgrade, 01-Mar-18 : Heli-Expo 2018 By the end of 2019, US Coast Guard Dolphin fleet to start getting upgraded to MH-65E type with a new avionics CAAS architecture from Rockwell Collins similar as of the MH-60T

French Navy Dauphin / Panther Maintenance Contract, 03-Nov-17 : ENGIE Ineo (agent) and NHV (co-contractor) awarded a 4-year maintenance and repair service contract for the French Navy AS365 Dauphin and AS565 Panther helicopter fleet

New MH-65 Stands for CGAS Elizabeth City, 12-Sep-17 : S.A.F.E Structure Designs awarded the contract to design, engineer, and manufacture custom maintenance platforms for the US Coast Guard’s fleet of MH-65’s in Elizabeth City, NC

Coast Guard Miami Dolphin Rescued Navy Pilot, 09-Aug-17 : US Coast Guard Miami station’ MH-65D Dolphin helicopter rescued US Navy F-5N ejected pilot 20 nm SE of Key West

USCG HITRON Record 500th Drug Bust, 15-Mar-17 : US Coast Guard’s Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON) has interdicted 500 vessels transporting approx 422 ton of cocaine and 27 ton of marijuana since 2010

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Derivatives & Versions

SA365C Dauphin 2
SA365C1 Dauphin 2
SA365C2 Dauphin 2 1979
SA365N Dauphin 2 1979
HH-65 Dolphin 1980
SA365F Dauphin 2 1982
AS565AA Panther 1984 Aerospatiale AS565AA Phanter assembled in Brazil by Helibras
SA365N1 Dauphin 2 1984 2 Turbomeca Arriel 1C1 turbo-shaft engine
SA365F1 Dauphin 2 1988
AS565SA Panther 1990 For new airframes see Eurocopter AS565SA Phanter
SA365N2 Dauphin 2 1990
Harbin Z-9 1990
EC AS365 Dauphin 2 1992 For early airframes please see Aerospatiale SA365 In 2011 Eurocopter announced development of the Dauphin replacement, codenamed X4 From ...

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