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  • Aerospatiale SA365 Dauphin 2

    Derived from SA360 Dauphin
    1975










    Aerospatiale 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
    from 69.. Airbus as365/H155 series     2014
    from 6970 Production ended 2021




    SA365 Dauphin 2 News


    Imaging Sensor Service for US Navy, Marines and USCG, 14-Feb-22 : #ISR Teledyne FLIR Defense awarded $43.9M indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to service electro-optical sensor systems used for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) by US Navy, Marines and Coast Guard

    Last Ever Dauphin Goes to Spanish Customs, 22-Jan-22 : #Dauphin Airbus delivered the last AS365 Dauphin manufactured in Marignane, France. 1100 helicopters of this family have been produced over the past 40 years flying 7 million hours in 70 different countries

    California Guards Trained with Coast Guard, 10-Jul-21 : #WaterRescue Black Hawk crews from 1st Assault Helicopter Battalion, 140th Aviation Regiment (1-140th) California Army National Guard trained in water rescue operations with a US Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter

    Port Angeles Upgrades to MH-65E Dolphin, 07-Jan-21 : #MH65E The US Coast Guard completed the 14th MH-65E conversion with the delivery of 3 helicopters to Air Station Port Angeles, WA and one to Aviation Training Center Mobile, AL. All 98 Dolphins scheduled to be upgraded by the end of 2024

    USCG Dolphin in Honduras after Hurricane Eta, 16-Nov-20 : #HurricaneEta US Coast Guard Helicopter Tactical Squadron (HITRON) MH-65 Dolphin helicopter assigned to Coast Guard Cutter Seneca (WMEC-906) provided humanitarian relief in Honduran after Hurricane Eta

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    Derivatives & Versions


    ModelYearHistory
    SA365C Dauphin 2 1977 First twin-engined version of the SA360 Dauphin first announced in 1973. First flight January 24, 1975 with deliveries started in December 1978 a ...
    SA365C1 Dauphin 2 1979 Powered by Arriel 1A1 engines
    SA365N Dauphin 2 1979 Powered by 2 Arriel 1C engines, introduced a retractable tricycle landing gear. Also compared to previous SA365C has enlarged tail surfaces, a ...
    HH-65 Dolphin 1980
    SA365C2 Dauphin 2 1980 powered by Arriel 1A2 engines
    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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