Main description

Making the best even better!
The high-performance member of the Ecureuil family, the AS350 B3 outclasses all other single engine helicopters for performance, versatility, safety and competitive acquisition and maintenance costs. It excels in hot conditions and very high altitudes, and broke records when a standard production aircraft landed on the top of Mount Everest in 2005 (altitude: 29,029 ft / 8,848 m).

And the best keeps getting even better - Airbus Helicopters is taking this aircraft to a whole new level with the enhanced AS350 B3e.

Technical Data


Leader in its class

The powerful, high-performance AS350 B3e is designed to carry out the most demanding missions in the most extreme weather and geographical conditions. Its exceptional lifting capability, high endurance, extended range and fast cruise speed make the AS350 B3e the leader in its class.

Another world record: An AS350 B3 climbed to 3,000 meters / 9,900 ft in 2 minutes 21 seconds and made a world record landing on Mount Everest.

The value of experience

The AS350 B3e is a member of Airbus Helicopters' rugged and proven Ecureuil family. Some 4,900 Ecureuils have been delivered in 98 countries for some 1,600 operators. These aircraft have cumulated more than 22 million hours.

More than 900 AS350 B3 series are currently in-service worldwide, and are mainly used for high performance missions in "high and hot" conditions.

Passenger transportation
Configuration Pilot Passenger
High density version 1 6
Standard version 1 5
Comfort version 1 4/5
Air medical transportation
Configuration Pilot Doctor Stretcher
Casualty evacuation 1 2 1
Load transportation
Configuration Pilot Load in cabin
Cargo carrying 1 105.9 ft3 (3 m3)
Maximum takeoff weight
With the optional "kit to increase Internal Gross Weight"
4,960 lb / 2,250 kg
5,225 lb / 2,370 kg
Maximum takeoff weight with external load 6,172 lb / 2,800 kg
Maximum cargo-swing load 3,086 lb / 1,400 kg
1 TURBOMECA ARRIEL 2D turbine engine
Takeoff power on AS350 B3e 847 shp / 632 kW
Performance at Max. GROSS WEIGHT, ISA, SL
Maximum speed (Vne)
155 kts / 287 km per hr
Fast cruise speed 140 kts / 345 nm
Range with standard tank 127 kts / 638 km
Max Endurance 4 hrs 23 min
Rate of climb 1,959 ft per min / 10 m per sec
Service ceiling 16,550 ft / 5,044 m
Hover ceiling IGE 13,200 ft / 4,023 m
Hover ceiling OGE 11,100 ft / 3,383 m
Operation Limitations
Maximum altitude (PA)
23,000 ft / 7,010 m
Minimum temperature - 40°C / -40°F
Maximum temperature ISA + 35°C / 95°F, limited to + 50°C / 122°F


The data set forth in this document is for informational purposes only, and may vary with conditions. For performance data and operating limitations, reference see approved flight manual and all related documentation.