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
High performance, Reliable and Low Maintenance Cost
Energy absorbing seats
Vehicle and Engine
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.
Hydraulic system and Flight