‘When Experience Meets Excellence’
The AS365 N3+ belongs to the Dauphin family, which is well known for its unique design. This medium helicopter has proven its ability to perform any kind of mission, anywhere in the world. It excels in the most severe climatic conditions, such as high altitudes or hot temperatures. The standard AS365 N3+ is fitted with the unique Airbus Helicopters 4-axis autopilot to ease crew workload and help simplify the most demanding missions, including Search and Rescue (SAR). It also features excellent forward visibility during an approach.
The AS365 N3+ is powered by two Safran Arriel 2C turbine engines equipped with a Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) system. Not only can this aircraft take off in ground effect at maximum weight and in temperatures of up to +50°C, but it is also capable of taking off with a full load from sea level in Category A conditions.
The AS365 N3+ incorporates the all composite FENESTRON® tail rotor that provides high maneuverability, exceptional efficiency at all speeds, unparalleled ground crew safety and low sound level. Its sound emission is rated at 3.1 EPN decibels below the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards, making it the quietest helicopter in its category. The AS365 N3+ is also the most cost effective medium twin helicopter with the lowest Direct Maintenance Costs in its class.
‘Top Notch Performance’
The AS365 N3+ offers outstanding performance acquired from the proven experience of the Dauphin family.
A fast and powerful helicopter with long range capabilities, it is particularly well adapted to operations in high altitudes and hot climates. With two new Safran Arriel 2C engines and a Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) system, this medium twin engine helicopter offers a wide range of operation.
|Crew||single / dual-pilot VFR or single / dual-pilot IFR|
|Passenger transportation||2 pilots + up to 12 passengers with comfort seats|
|Corporate transportation||2 pilots + up to 8 passengers with comfort seats|
|VIP transportation||2 pilots + up to 7 passengers with comfort seats|
|Casualty evacuation||1 or 2 pilots, 2 stretchers and 4 seats|
|Maximum take-off weight
(internal or external load)
|4,300 kg / 9,480 lb|
|External load capacity||1,600 kg/ 3,527 lb|
|Engines||2 SAFRAN ARRIEL 2C|
|Maximum power per engine
(OEI 30-second rating)
|717 kW / 961 shp|
|PERFORMANCE AT MAXIMUM GROSS WEIGHT (ISA CONDITIONS)|
|Maximum speed (Vne)||287 km/hr / 150 kts|
|Cruise speed||269 km/hr / 145 kts|
|Rate of climb||6.7 m/s / 1,321 ft/min|
|Range with optional auxiliary tanks||923 km / 498 nm|
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.
Technical advancements developed by Eurocopter on the AS365 N3+ include a modular design of the mechanical assemblies, use of composite materials (i.e. Starflex® rotor head, blades, airframe, etc.) and use of the latest generation of avionics. The AS365 N3+ also incorporates cutting-edge technology and the all-composite Fenestron® tail rotor, which features high maneuverability, low external sound level and optimal safety for passengers and ground personnel.
Low Sound Level Fenestron®
High-Set Main Rotor
Safran Arriel 2C Engines
Modern Navigation Equipment
Main Landing Gear
Fiberglass and Carbon
Starflex® Fiberglass Rotor Head
EMS and SAR
The AS365 N3+ features exceptional capabilities to transfer patients from one hospital to another or to rapidly access accident sites. In addition to flying at very high speeds, its high power reserve and excellent one-engine inoperative (OEI) performance make it a safe aircraft to fly over urban areas or to perform Search and Rescue operations in poor weather conditions. Its low vibration level and high flight stability provide working comfort for medical attendants and a smooth ride for patients. The AS365 N3+ is fitted with a digital four-axis autopilot and outstanding state-of-the-art avionics equipment (e.g. Flight Management System, GPS, radio suite, multi-mission display, weather radar) to safely perform missions in demanding climatic conditions.
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Fast, Modern and Safe
The spacious cabin of the AS365 N3+ can easily accommodate all necessary medical equipment. It can be reconfigured within a few minutes to add a second stretcher, if necessary. The wide lateral access to the cabin makes both the loading and unloading of patients, as well as, personnel access, quick and easy. The wide lateral access to the cabin, combined with the enlarged bubble sliding doors and the class 1 rescue hoist, make the AS365 N3+ perfectly adapted to
Parapublic and Police
The AS365 N3+ offers exceptional speed and endurance to perform all kinds of police operations ranging from patrol, airborne surveillance, SAR missions and special operations. The two powerful Safran Arriel 2C engines provide higher reliability and safety margins than any other aircraft in this category. The AS365 N3+’s compact size and exceptional maneuverability allow police forces to operate in the most confined areas. Low vibration levels, thanks to a digital 4-axis autopilot, make it possible to install all the equipment necessary for law enforcement missions and provide optimal comfort for long patrols. The simple design of the AS365 N3+ reduces the need for maintenance, which, in turn, reduces operating costs and enhances availability.
Rapid and Reliable
The AS365 N3+ can be equipped with a wide range of certified equipment to perform all police operations with the highest efficiency. This includes:
- Command and control
- Search and Rescue (SAR)
- Passenger transportation
- Border patrol
- Aerial support to ground operations
- Maritime surveillance
Business and Private Aviation
The AS365 N3+ is at the forefront of aircraft development, offering a range of rare qualities with its advanced and innovative design. Its powerful engines enable a fast cruise speed, excellent range and high endurance. The digital 4-axis autopilot ensures a smooth and pleasant flight by reducing the vibration and sound levels in the cabin.
Outstanding Elegance and Finishing
The elegant AS365 N3+, with its refined nose and grey limousine panes, offers exceptional comfort to
- The AS365 N3+’s modern cabin can be customized with a one of the several fashionable cabin layouts available. In addition, the cabin can be equipped with the latest, state-of-the-art In-Flight Entertainment System (IFE) and an improved air conditioning system.
- The wide, unobstructed cabin offers VIP accommodations for up to seven passengers. A natural elegance and refined atmosphere created by the use of the highest quality material. Access to the cabin is easy through wide lateral doors with convenient boarding steps. Passengers will appreciate the panoramic view offered by the large windows and the feeling of a wide open space.
Oil and Gas
With well-proven technology and a fleet family that has achieved 4.8 million flight hours; the AS365 N3+ is one of the safest medium-sized helicopters available. This aircraft is equipped with two powerful Safran Arriel 2C turbine engines including a Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) system to provide an optimal level of safety. Its composite main rotor blades are corrosion-proof, thus ensuring an extremely long lifespan. When it comes to mission availability, the low level of maintenance per flight hour for the AS365 N3+ is acknowledged by operators as a key feature of this aircraft. In addition, the N3+ includes the EC225 digital 4-axis autopilot and all the necessary equipment to safely perform offshore missions including: Traffic alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS), Automatic Voice Alarm Device (AVAD), external life rafts, Automatic Deployable Emergency Locator Transmitter (ADELT), Quick Access Recorder for Helicopter Flight Data Management, Moving Map linked to GPS - and the list goes on.
The unobstructed cabin can accommodate up to 12 passengers and 2 pilots. The cabin is easily accessed by large forward doors. In addition to the low vibration level, passengers will appreciate the panoramic view offered by the large windows. The equipment includes:
- Automatic Voice Alarm Device(AVAD)
- Traffic alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS)
- HEEL (emergency exit lighting)
- Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS and UMS)
- External life rafts
- Emergency floatation gear
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