‘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.


Technology Content

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.

AS365 Fenstron

Low Sound Level Fenestron®

  • Composite material blades
  • Maximum safety
  • Reduced sound signature (certified at
    3.1 dB below ICAO level)
  • Improved damage tolerance
  • Increased service life limit
  • Reduced maintenance

High-Set Main Rotor

  • Enhanced safety for passengers and ground personnel
AS365 Main Rotor

AS365 Engine

Safran Arriel 2C Engines

  • Proven technology: Safety and reliability at its best

AS365 NavigationModern Navigation Equipment

  • Digital 4-axis autopilot (APM2010) which reduces pilot workload and incorporates outstanding incident/accident prevention failures
  • Traffic alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS), Electronic Ground Proximity Warning System (EGPWS), Radar and Digital Moving Map displayed on 10.4” screen
  • Mission display 10.4 “ Touch screen
  • Digital Audio Communication System (DACS)
  • Proline Radio 21 Suite or Garmin radio suite GNS430W
  • Flight Management System CMA9000, GPS, direction finder and all SAR modes

FADEC System

  • Electronic engine control that enhances safety and reduces pilot workload

AS365 Landing Gear

Main Landing Gear

  • No operational speed limitation

Fiberglass and Carbon
Fiber Main Rotor Blades

  • Virtually immune to scratches and notches
  • Corrosion-proof
  • Manually foldable
  • 20,000 hours of service life
AS365 Blades

AS365 Rotor Head

Starflex® Fiberglass Rotor Head

  • Excellent maneuverability
  • Great stability
  • Very low sound and vibration levels
  • Rotor engagement in winds of up to 55 kts (head on)
  • Easy to adjust


Characteristics Content

‘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
Maximum power per engine
(OEI 30-second rating)
717 kW / 961 shp
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


  • EMS and SAR

    AS365 EMSThe 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.

    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
    SAR operations.

  • Parapublic and Police

    AS365 PoliceThe 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:

    • Surveillance
    • Command and control
    • Search and Rescue (SAR)
    • Passenger transportation
    • Border patrol
    • Aerial support to ground operations
    • Maritime surveillance
  • Business and Private Aviation

    AS365 PrivateThe 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
    its passengers:

    • 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

    AS365 Oil & GasWith 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.

    Mission Ready

    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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