Aerospatiale SA360 Dauphin

Derived from Alouette III

Aerospatiale SA360 Dauphin

The single engine Dauphin 1 (sic) ( sometimes Dauphine and English Dolphin ) was developed as a replacement for the Alouette III but offered little advantage over its predecessor and production was cancelled after 35 aircraft were built. However, a twin-engine derivative, the Dauphin 2, was very succesful in both civil and military market and its last offspring, the EC155 first flew 25 years later.

First flew on June 1, 1972. It broke 3 world speed records in 1973.

Derivatives & Versions

SA361 Dauphin 1973
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
1003 FR 1003 : ALAT for GAMSTAT Valence /BSR; 1990 wfu; 1993 preserved+
1010 FR F-GHXR : SA360C Dauphin; ex N49513,G-BRMP, F-GHXQ; 16jun08 pictu+
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 +
UK G-BRMR : Autair Helicopters Ltd Sep89-Oct90
US N8479U : 2011 pictured preserved at the Centre d Etudes et de Lo+
7 C/N.

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