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Main description

The Reference in Single-Engine Helicopters.
The multipurpose, single-engine AS350 B2, powered by a 732 shp (546 kW) Turbomeca Arriel 1D1 engine, has an outstanding proven track record.
Its flexibility and low acquisition cost have made it a very sought-after helicopter capable of performing a wide range of missions, including passenger transportation, aerial work, training, observation, fire fighting, and law enforcement, among others.

Technology

Technologies

Ahead of its Time

The AS350 B2 is equipped with an innovative, advanced, corrosion-free Starflex rotor and main and tail rotor blades which are made entirely of composite materials. In addition, these composite components are very reliable: The main rotor blades, for example, have a service life of up to 20,000 hours.

The cabin is made of thermoplastic double fuselage and an extremely resistant light alloy frame.

The Turbomeca Arriel 1D1 turbine combines high performance, low fuel consumption and very easy maintenance. The use of modular elements makes it possible to replace mechanical sub-units directly in the field.

The AS350 B2 shares common cockpit features with other members of the Ecureuil family: It has, for example, a new control panel console technology also used by the EC130 B4, with new circuit breakers replacing former fuses, as well as a new instrument panel identical to that of the AS350 B3, including a Vehicle and Engine Multifunction Display (VEMD) and integrated instrumentation, which enables pilots to see at a glance the main vehicle and engine parameters on a dual LCD screen.

Technology

Customized configuration