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  • Aerospatiale AS355 ecureuil 2

    Derived from AS350 Ecureuil
    1979







    Model



    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




    Model News


    Brazilian Navy Antarctic Logistics Campaign, 04-May-20 : #Antarctica 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

    New Zealand Police Switch to Bell 429, 09-Jan-19 : #NZPolice 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

    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


    ModelYearHistory
    AS355E TwinStar 1979 Powered by 2 Allison 250-C20F turboshaft engines, uses single hydraulics
    AS355F Ecureuil 2 1979 Powered by 2 Allison 250-C20F turboshaft engines, uses dual hydraulics
    HB355F2 Esquilo 1982 Assembled in Brazil by Helibras
    AS355F1 Ecureuil 2 1984 Powered by 2 Allison 250-C20F turboshaft engines, increased max weight by 100kg / 220lb
    AS355F2 Ecureuil 2 1985 Powered by 2 Allison 250-C20F turboshaft engines, increased max weight further 50kg / 110lb
    AS555AN Fennec 2 1987 French Air Force variant. From 1992 listed under Eurocopter AS555AN
    EC AS355 Ecureuil 2 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 Aerospatiale AS355 ecureuil 2


    From Organisation with model AS355 ecureuil 2
    1982
    brazil Helibras
        HB355F2 Esquilo 1982/91
    morocco Al-Darak al-Malikiy
        1982/   
    1983
    austria ÖAMTC
        1983/   
    1984
    france Armée de l'Air
        1984/   
    1985
    brazil Força Aérea Brasileira
        HB355F2 Esquilo 10 1985/   
    france Douane
        5 1985/   
    united kingdom National Grid
        1985/10
    1987
    brazil Força Aeronaval da Marinha do Brasil
        HB355F2 Esquilo 11 1987/   
    united kingdom Western Power Distribution
        1987/12
    1988
    venezuela Guardia Nacional de Venezuela
        AS355F2 Ecureuil 2 1988/   
    1989
    new zealand New Zealand Police
        1989/19
    united kingdom UK Air Ambulances
        AS355E TwinStar 1989/??
    1990
    malaysia Polis Diraja Malaysia
        AS355F2 Ecureuil 2 2 1990/   
    1993
    united kingdom Royal Air Force
        3 1993/06
    1997
    netherlands Marine Luchtvaartdienst
        2 1997/05
    2000
    malaysia Tentera Laut Diraja Malaysia
        AS355F2 Ecureuil 2 2 2000/03
    2005
    uruguay Aviacion Naval Uruguaya
        1 2005/   
    Unknown!
    Help

    australia McDermott Aviation
    united kingdom UK Police Forces
    Construction Numbers on database of AS355 ecureuil 2 or its versions

    2as355
    25as355e
    64as355f
    43as355f1
    50as355f2
    31as555an
    28hb355f2






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