Aerospatiale SA360 Dauphin

Derived from Alouette III

Aerospatiale SA360 Dauphin

The single engine Dauphin 1 (sic) ( sometimes Dauphine and English Dolphin ) first flew on June 1, 1972 and broke 3 world speed records in 1973. The SA360 was developed as a replacement for the Alouette III but offered little advantage over its predecessor and production was cancelled after 34 SA360C production aircraft were built since April 1975.

Further developments includes (all conversions) 1 SA360A naval helicopter and 3 SA361 hot and high version with a more powerful engine.

Deliveries started in January 1976 but in the meantime a twin-engine derivative, the SA365 Dauphin 2 completed its maiden flight. This new model proved to be very successful in both civil and military market and its last offspring, the EC155, first flew 25 years later.

Derivatives & Versions

SA361 Dauphin 1973 Three hot and high SA360C conversions fitted with more powerful engine Astazou XX of 1300 shp. One of them converted to military variant SA361HCL ...
SA365 Dauphin 2 1975 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 s ...
Construction Numbers 001 & 2 SA360 prototypes 01jun72 1... 35 aircraft SA360 003 & 4 Aerospatiale SA365C prototypes ...

List of Operators of Aerospatiale SA360 Dauphin

From Organisation with model SA360 Dauphin
france Aerospatiale
    38 1972/78
france Aéronautique Navale
    1 1978/83

Construction Numbers on database of SA360 Dauphin or its versions


Construction Numbers

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C/NBuilt asYearHistory
001 1972 FR F-WSQL : SA360 001 f/f 01jun72
in open storage at Aérospatiale by 1986 until at least+
002 1973 FR F-WSQX : Aerospatiale SA360 2nd prototype f/f 29jan73
Sep74 pictured at Farnborough airshow, UK
FR F-BSQX : conv to SA.360C, reg 11jun76
FR F-ZWVF : conv to SA.361H f/f 12jul76; to CEV (French test cente+
1001 1975 FR F-WVKJ : Aerospatiale SA360A, 1975
FR 001 : FN 1978-1983, asg 35F
1002 FR F-OBUP : Aerospatiale; w/o 06mar76 demo flight near Panamint Spr+
1003 FR 1003 : ALAT for GAMSTAT Valence /BSR; 1990 wfu; 1993 preserved+
1004 US N47284 : Island Helicopter Corporation at Garden City, NY Aug82-+
1005 US N47287 : USA, canc May88
DE D-HAAH : Arcus-Air Logistic GmbH Nov88-2003; Meravo Luftreederei+
1006 US N49505 : Island Helicopter Inc at Dover, DE Jan81-Apr92
FR F-GIHL : Héli Inter; w/o 23jan98 at Chantelle
1008 JP JA9166 : Toho Koku (?); w/o 05jun91 during sling load at Haguro
1010 1976 US N49513 : SA360C Dauphin; USA 1977
UK G-BRMP : Sep89-Oct90 Autair Helicopters Ltd at Luton Airport
FR F-GHXR : Heli Union Jun92-Mar98; F-GHXQ ntu
FR F-GHXR : Heli Inter at Heliport De Cergy, Saint Ouen lAumone fro+
16jun08 pictured preserved at Musee Aeronautique d Oran+
1016 FR F-BZAQ : sa365 Present at Paris Air Show, 9 Jun 1979
1023 1978 CA C-GVWD : SA360C; Canada
US N8479U : 03nov81, I flew on this helicopter N8479U New York JFK +
2011 pictured preserved at the Centre d Etudes et de Lo+
UK G-BRMR : Autair Helicopters Ltd Sep89-Oct90
12 C/N.

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