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Cargo Pods (“Squirrel Cheeks”)

  • Product Description

    The Cargo Pods increase the volume of both the left hand (LH) and right hand (RH) cargo compartments. They can be installed individually or in pairs. The composite material pod has a hinged door which opens widely for easy access to the storage area and is held open by a gas strut. The door fastens securely for flight with three positive latches. The installation also includes a door open warning annunciator. The upper portion of the cargo pod surface includes an excellent standing area for maintenance activities. The fuel filler and EPU access are unaffected. The cargo pods are ideal for utility missions, tourism and corporate passenger transport.

    Cargo Pod

    Cargo Pod Install


    • Increases the cargo capacity by 70% over the standard AS350 cargo compartment
    • Increases cargo volume by 90% over the standard AS350 cargo compartment
    • Eases access
    • Platform for maintenance
    • Aerodynamic design
    • Dual or single installation
  • Technical Information

    Mass (kg)

    32 (both sides installed)

    Moment Arm (m)


    ApprovalsCanada, USA, EASA Countries
    MaterialFiberglass, Prepreg Layup, Durable Aluminum Floor Cover
    Part Number

    350-201814 - Left (AS350)

    350-201824 - Right (AS350)

    355-200814-Left (AS355)

    355-200824 - Right (AS355)


    Not compatible with sliding doors
    Not compatible with AS350 equipped with RSG air conditioning system with condenser located in the RH cargo compartment

    Operational Limitations

    HIGE , HOGE charts and climb performance are affected, refer to FMS (Flight Manual Supplement)

    Retrofit Information

    TCCA# SH97-15, SH97-60 (E, F, F1, F2, NP)

    FAA# SR00699NY, SR00795NY (E, F, F1, F2)

    EASA 10016728

    LBA# RC 1025

    Supplied by Airbus Helicopters Canada
    Retrofit can be performed at customer’s facility


    • Finished in primer: must be painted after installation
    • Cargo Pod volume on RH side is 0.40 cubic meters and can carry 175 kg
    • Battery Relocation Option: Cargo Pod volume on RH side is 0.43 cubic meters and can carry 195 kg
    • Cargo Pod volume on LH side is 0.43 cubic meters and can carry 195 kg
  • Documentation

Airbus Helicopters reserves the right to make configuration and data changes at any time without notice. The facts and figures contained in this document and expressed in good faith do not constitute any offer or contract with Airbus Helicopters.

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