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.



The AS350 B3e cockpit is fitted with a dual LCD-screen Vehicle and Engine Multifunction Display (VEMD), allowing the pilot to check at one glance the main vehicle and engine parameters - thus reducing his workload and enhancing safety.

The use of composite material for the airframe, rotors and main rotor head gives the AS350 B3e the best protection against corrosion and, consequently, reduces your maintenance costs.


A state-of-the-art workhorse

New Turbomeca Arriel 2D engine:
High performance, Reliable and Low Maintenance Cost

Energy absorbing seats

  • The legendary reliability of the Arriel: the Arriel family has over 32 million flight hours of experience
  • Modular design
  • New dual-channel Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) generation is backed-up with one independent control system to enhance safety and decrease the pilot’s workload. It also ensures engine monitoring, providing it with the correct fuel, air and ignition ratios required for optimum performance with minimum fuel expenditure to suit any given exterior condition.
  • Engine Data Recorder:
    it manages cycle countings and damage tracking for more anticipated maintenance.
  • Time Between Overhaul (TBO):
    Engine TBO and maintenance inspection intervals are extended,
    reducing operating costs.


Vehicle and Engine
Multifunction Display

The VEMD is a modern, fully duplex equipment for the management and control of the main vehicle and engine parameters. It provides several display modes: operational (mission and performance calculation, automatic engine power check) and maintenance mode (flight report, failure and over limit detection).
The VEMD considerably reduces the flight crew's workload and improves safety, as the pilot can see all the parameters at a glance and concentrate solely on his mission.

Tail rotor

Hydraulic system and Flight
Controls improvement

  • enhanced reliability
  • decreased maintenance.