Eurocopter AS350 Ecureuil


AS350B3 Ecureuil


  • Eurocopter AS350B3 Ecureuil
  • Eurocopter AS350B3 Ecureuil

The AS.350B3 highlights are a Arriel 2B Turbomeca turbine engine of 847 shp (632 kW) with FADEC offering more power and more payload over a higher temperature range; a higher sling loading capability (1400 kg at low altitude) and a higher cruise speed at all-up weight. Is also featured a VEMD instrument panel with two screens to display engine and vehicle parameters.

It claim to be the successor of the venerable Aerospatiale Lama. An AS.350B3 climbed to 3,000m / 9,900ft in 2mins 21sec and made a world record landing on Mount Everest.

In 2011 the AS.350B3e variant was introduced.

Model News

Canada Approves IBF for AS350 and EC130, 25-Jul-17 : Donaldson announced that Transport Canada has certified its Inlet Barrier Filters (IBFs) for installation on AS350B3, EC130B4 and EC130T2 helicopters

San Bernardino County AS350 12-Year Inspection, 01-Mar-16 : Heli-Expo 2016 Vector Aerospace has been awarded a contract to perform 12-year inspections on 3 AS350B3 AStars operated by the California San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Miami Dade Police AS350 MRO by Vector Aerospace, 04-Mar-15 : Heli-Expo 2015 Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services North America (HS-NA) selected by Miami Dade County to provide dynamic component MRO support for the Miami Dade Police Air Support Unit AS350B3 fleet

Landing of an AS350B3 on Mount Everest, 15-May-14 : An AS350B3 helicopter landed at 8,850 meters (29,035ft) on the top of the Mount Everest

Papillon orders five AS350 B3e helicopters, 29-Jun-11 : Grand Prairie, Texas – American Eurocopter announced today that Papillon Helicopters has placed an order for five AS350 B3e helicopters with options for three more. The aircraft will be used to expand the company’s fleet and will begin a replacement program for some of the company’s older helicopters.


Engine: 1 x Safran (Turbomeca) Arriel 2B 847shp
Capacity: 1 + 5
Length: (m) 10.92
Height: (m) 3.14
Blades: 3
Rotor diam.: (m) 10.69
Disc area: (m2) 89.75
Weight: (kgs) Empty: 1174     Max: 2250
Speed: (km/h) Cruise: 245     Max: 287
Range: (km) 660
Ceiling: (m) 4600
Rate/Climb: (m/min) 510

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