1979


Aerospatiale AS355 ecureuil 2

Derived from AS350 Ecureuil






Aerospatiale AS355 ecureuil 2

The twin engine variant of the AS350 first flew September 27, 1979. The AS355 Twin Squirrel variants were marketed in North America as the TwinStar. From 1992 produced by Eurocopter and from 2014 by Airbus. Production ended in 2016


  AS355 ecureuil 2 News


Brazilian Navy Antarctic Logistics Campaign

Brazilian Navy Antarctic Logistics Campaign

04-May-20 - Brazilian Navy helicopter squadron HU-1 deployed, as every southern summer, two Helibras HB355 (Aerospatiale AS355F) for the logistics campaign in the Antarctica. These helicopters are being replaced by H135 #Antarctica
New Zealand Police Switch to Bell 429

New Zealand Police Switch to Bell 429

09-Jan-19 - New Zealand Air Support Unit in Auckland City has chosen a new undisclosed contractor to provide the helicopter service from July 2019. Will replace current 2 AS355 with 3 Bell 429 at new base at Auckland Heliport in Onehunga #NZPolice
Aero Asahi AS355 Inspection by Vector Aerospace

Aero Asahi AS355 Inspection by Vector Aerospace

31-May-16 - Vector Aerospace, a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider, will perform a Japan Aero Asahi AS355F2 12-year major inspection, including wiring, refurbishment and exterior paint



  Derivatives & Versions of AS355 ecureuil 2


ModelYearHistory
AS355E TwinStar

1979
1979 Powered by 2 Allison 250-C20F turboshaft engines, uses single hydraulics
AS355F Ecureuil 2

1979
1979 Powered by 2 Allison 250-C20F turboshaft engines, uses dual hydraulics
HB355F2 Esquilo

1982
1982 Assembled in Brazil by Helibras
AS355F1 Ecureuil 2

1984
1984 Powered by 2 Allison 250-C20F turboshaft engines, increased max weight by 100kg / 220lb
AS355F2 Ecureuil 2

1985
1985 Powered by 2 Allison 250-C20F turboshaft engines, increased max weight further 50kg / 110lb
AS555AN Fennec 2

1987
1987 French Air Force variant. From 1992 listed under Eurocopter AS555AN
EC AS355 Ecureuil 2

1992
1992 Twin engine variant of Ecureuil. Military variants known as AS555 Fennec 2. For early airframes see Aerospatiale. From 2014 manufactured by Airb ...

  List of Operators of AS355 ecureuil 2


Years Model Org
1982/91 HB355F2 Esquilo brazil Helibras
1982-    morocco Al-Darak al-Malikiy
1984-    france Armée de l'Air
1985-    HB355F2 Esquilo brazil Força Aérea Brasileira
1985-    france Douane
1985/10 united kingdom National Grid
1987-    HB355F2 Esquilo brazil Força Aeronaval da Marinha do Brasil
1987/12 united kingdom Western Power Distribution
1988-    AS355F2 Ecureuil 2 venezuela Guardia Nacional de Venezuela
1989/19 new zealand New Zealand Police
1989/?? AS355E TwinStar united kingdom UK Air Ambulances
1990-    AS355F2 Ecureuil 2 malaysia Polis Diraja Malaysia
1993/06 united kingdom Royal Air Force
1997/05 netherlands Kustwacht Nederland
2000/03 AS355F2 Ecureuil 2 malaysia Tentera Laut Diraja Malaysia
2005-    uruguay Aviacion Naval Uruguaya

australia McDermott Aviation
united kingdom UK Police Forces



  Global Distribution of AS355 ecureuil 2



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