‘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, firefighting and law enforcement, among others. With its spacious and comfortable cabin accommodating one pilot plus up to 6 passengers, the AS350 B2 is especially appreciated for its passenger transportation capabilities for VIP missions, tourist flights and public service tasks. Furthermore, its wide cabin and panoramic view ensures optimum visibility for both passengers and crew.
The AS350 B2 is an excellent utility helicopter able to carry external load of more than 1 ton (2,200 lbs). Thanks to its high useful load, it is well suited for all missions requiring various types of equipment including; police, news-gathering, medical transportation and utility operations. With a very short reconfiguration time (less than one hour), this single-engine aircraft is able to complete various missions quickly and efficiently.
|Passenger transportation||1 pilot + 5 passengers (standard version)|
|1 pilot + 4 or 5 passengers (comfort version)|
|1 pilot + 6 passengers (high density version)|
|Casualty evacuation||1 pilot + 2 doctors + 1 stretcher|
|Cargo||1 pilot + 3 m3 (105.9 ft3) in the cabin|
|Maximum take-off weight||2,250 kg / 4,960 lb|
|Maximum take-off weight with external load||2,500 kg / 5,512 lb|
|Empty weight (standard configuration)||1,220 kg / 2,690 lb|
|Useful load (standard configuration)||1,030 kg / 2,270 lb|
|Maximum cargo-swing load||1,160 kg / 2,557 lb|
|Standard fuel capacity||426 kg / 939 lb|
|Power Plant||1 TURBOMECA ARRIEL 1D1 turbine engine|
|Takeoff power||546 kW / 732 shp|
|Performance at Maximum Gross Weight at sea level, ISA and zero
|Maximum speed (Vne)||287 km/hr / 155 kts|
|Fast cruise speed (at MCP)||246 km/hr / 133 kts|
|Recommended cruise speed||226 km/hr / 122 kts|
|Rate of climb at SL||8.5 m/sec / 1,675 ft/min|
|Service ceiling||4,600 m / 15,100 ft|
|Hover ceiling at takeoff power ISA-IGE||3,000 m / 9,850 ft|
|Maximum range without reserve at recommended cruise speed (RCS)||666 km / 360 NM|
|Endurance without reserve at 100 km/hr - 54 kts||4hrs, 24 min|
|Maximum altitude (PA)||6,100 m / 20,000 ft|
|Minimum temperature||- 40°C / + 40°C|
|Maximum temperature||ISA + 35°C / + 95°F, limited to + 50°C / + 122°F|
The data set forth in this document is for informational purposes only and may vary with conditions. For performance data and operating limitations reference see approved flight manual and all related documentation.
‘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 extremely reliable. The main rotor blades have a service life of up to 20,000 hours.
The cabin is made of thermoplastic double fuselage with an extremely resistant light
The Turbomeca Arriel 1D1 turbine combines high performance, low fuel consumption and 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. For example, it has 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. This enables pilots to see at a glance the main vehicle and engine parameters on a dual
‘From the most arduous working conditions to refined comfort, the AS350 B2 offers a multitude of configurations to cover all missions.’
The Ecureuil has a surprisingly roomy, unobstructed cabin with a flat floor, which allows it to carry seven passengers or up to three cubic meters of freight. Three baggage compartments offer an additional cubic meter of space. Large access doors facilitate the loading and unloading of cumbersome objects.
Thanks to its extremely low vibration levels, the Ecureuil is an excellent choice for aerial photography, cinema or television missions. Offering multiple cabin configurations and interior finish options, the Ecureuil can easily be adapted to any type of mission. When refinement, comfort and aesthetics are determining factors, the Ecureuil can be fitted with top-quality amenities and additional soundproofing.
Some of the wide-ranging missions performed by the AS350 B2 include:
|Fire Fighting||Sling load operations||Power line inspection|
|News gathering||Rescue and hoisting||Law enforcement tasks|
|Passenger or Corporate transport|
The Ecureuil family, which clocks more than one million flight hours every year, has already achieved more than 21 million flight hours!
A large array of optional equipment are available including: electrical hoist, cargo swing system, cargo sling with external mirrors, wire strike protection, floatation gear, hailers, sand prevention filters, search light, roping systems... and the list