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Main description

When Performance Meets Affordability
With excellent handling, robustness and ease of maintenance, the AS355 NP incorporates twin-engine added reliability and performance - making it ideal for police and parapublic missions, as well as demanding operations over water, rugged terrain and urban areas.
Renowned for its low operation and maintenance costs, this helicopter benefits from the reliability and safety of its two Turbomeca Arrius 1A1 engines, and is equipped with a full authority digital engine control (FADEC) system. 

Characteristics

Characteristics

Capacity
Passenger transportation 1 pilot + 5 passengers in standard version
1 pilot + 4 passengers (Stylence® installation)
1 pilot + 6 passengers (high density version)
Casualty evacuation 1 pilot + 1 stretcher + 2 medical attendants
Cargo 1 pilot + 3 m3 (105.9 ft3) in the cabin
Weights
Maximum take-off weight 2,600 kg 5,732 lb
Maximum take-off weight with external load 2.800 kg 6,172 lb
Maximum cargo-swing load 1,134 kg 2,500 lb
Empty weight (standard configuration) 1,503 kg 3,313 lb
Useful load (standard configuration) 1,097 kg 2,419 lb
Standard fuel capacity 577 kg 1,272 lb
Power plant
2 x Turbomeca Arrius 1A1 engines
Take-off power 343 kW    460 shp
Maximum emergency power
(OEI 2.5 minutes)
415 kW    566 shp
Performance at Maximum Gross Weight at sea level, ISA and zero wind condition
Maximum speed (Vne)  278 km/h   150 kts
Fast cruise speed (at MCP) 222 km/h   120 kts
Recommended cruise speed 218 km/h   117 kts
Rate of climb (at MCP)

6.6 m/sec    

1,296 ft/min
Service ceiling (1m/sec - 200 ft/mn) 4,050 m   13,380 ft
Hover ceiling at takeoff power ISA-IGE 2,575 m 8,450 ft

Maximum range without reserve at recommended cruise speed (RCS)

731 km 395 nm
Endurance without reserve at 102 km/hr - 55 kts  4 hrs, 35 min

 

Operation Limitations
Maximum altitude (PA) 6.096 m 20.000 ft
Maximum temperature -40°C / -40°F
Maximum temperature ISA + 35°C / + 95°F, limited to + 50°C * + 122°F