A talented aircraft
The AS550 C3e Fennec is Airbus HelicoptersÔÇÖ 2-ton class answer to Armed Forces requirements. Easy to operate in extreme and harsh conditions, this Armed Scout helicopter combines safety and performance.
A very small footprint,
providing low detectability
Incredibly manoeuvrable and agile, the Fennec is perfectly designed to perform combat flight (nap of the earth - NOE). The Fennec is naturally stealth and NOE increases its protection against military threat.
State of the art technology
Fitted with a powerful TURBOMECA Arriel 2D engine equipped with a dual channel Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) system, this world altitude record holder (Mount Everest 8,850 m, May 2005) can perform extreme combat flight in high and hot conditions.
The AS550 C3e is fully operational from the highest altitudes (7,000 m / 23,000 ft) to the hottest sandy environments (+ 50┬░C / 122┬░F). Its Vehicle and Engine Multifunction Display (VEMD┬«) provides accurate information concerning the performance and condition of the aircraft, dramatically reducing the crewÔÇÖs workload.
TURBOMECA ARRIEL 2D Engine
This engine is equipped with a FADEC┬« system. Simple (5 module & proven: it benefits from the experienced ARRIEL family that counts 30 million flight hours.
The VEMD┬« on the instrument panel, a new generation of integrated instrumentation, allows the pilot to see at first glance the main vehicle and engine parameters on a dual LCD screen.
The sophisticated VEMD┬« monitoring system ensures that the pilot can concentrate on his primary task and decreases his workload. This aircraft also allows night flight thanks to the cockpit compatibility with night vision goggles.
The AS550 C3e is the best compromise between transport capacity and operating range in its category. Its low implementation cost makes it a remarkable training tool.