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

Weighing System Cockpit Indicator for H125, 09-Aug-19 : #SlingLoad Onboard Systems weighing new kit with C-40 cockpit indicator for the Airbus AS350B3/B3e/H125 receive certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and is upgrade-compatible from previous C-39

Airbus Crash-Resistant Tank for Legacy AS350/EC130, 06-Mar-19 : Heli-Expo 2019 Airbus developing the crash resistant fuel system (CRFS) for the AS350B3 and EC130B4 complementing existing AS350B3e retrofit. Certification expected for this year

Pakistan AS350 Rescued Climber, 07-Feb-18 : Pakistan’s Army Aviation AS350B3 / H125M rescued a distressed climber on the Nanga Parbat peak in the Himalayan mountain range

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

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Engine: 1 x Safran (Turbomeca) Arriel 2B 847 shp
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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