The high-performance member of the Ecureuil family, the AS350 B3 outclasses all other single engine helicopters for performance, versatility, safety and competitive acquisition and maintenance costs. It excels in hot conditions and very high altitudes, and broke records when a standard production aircraft landed on the top of Mount Everest in 2005 (altitude: 29,029 ft / 8,848 m).
And the best keeps getting even better – Eurocopter is taking this aircraft to a whole new level with the enhanced AS350 B3e.
The AS350 B3e is powered with a new Turbomeca Arriel 2D engine including a new generation dual digital engine control system (FADEC), backed up with one independent control system for automatic start-up sequences and care-free engine handling.
This modern engine has an increased reliability and decreased maintenance costs and is fitted with an Engine Data Recorder.
The AS350 B3e cockpit, with its dual LCD-screen Vehicle and Engine Multifunction Display (VEMD), allows the pilot to check at a glance the main vehicle and engine parameters – thus reducing his workload and enhancing safety.
The AS350 B3e offers a new elegant cabin, increasing passenger comfort.
Thanks to its versatile flat floored cabin, the AS350 B3e can be quickly and easily reconfigured for all types of missions, from utility and heavy load transportation to medical evacuation, Search and Rescue, law enforcement and passenger transportation.
The AS350 B3e cockpit is fitted with a dual LCD-screen Vehicle and Engine Multifunction Display (VEMD), allowing the pilot to check at one glance the main vehicle and engine parameters – thus reducing his workload and enhancing safety.
The use of composite material for the airframe, rotors and main rotor head gives the AS350 B3e the best protection against corrosion and, consequently, reduces your maintenance costs.
New Turbomeca Arriel 2D engine:
High performance, reliable and low maintenance cost.
- The legendary reliability of the Arriel: the Arriel family has over 32 million flight hours of experience
- Modular design
- New dual-channel Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) generation is backed-up with one independent control system to enhance safety and decrease the pilot’s workload. It also ensures engine monitoring, providing it with the correct fuel, air and ignition ratios required for optimum performance with minimum fuel expenditure to suit any given exterior condition.
- Engine Data Recorder: it manages cycle countings and damage tracking for more anticipated maintenance.
- Time Between Overhaul (TBO): Engine TBO and maintenance inspection intervals are extended, reducing operating costs.
Vehicle and Engine Multifunction Display
The VEMD is a modern, fully duplex equipment for the management and control of the main vehicle and engine parameters. It provides several display modes: operational (mission and performance calculation, automatic engine power check) and maintenance mode (flight report, failure and over limit detection). The VEMD considerably reduces the flight crew’s workload and improves safety, as the pilot can see all the parameters at a glance and concentrate solely on his mission.
Hydraulic system and Flight Controls improvement
- enhanced reliability
- decreased maintenance
The value of experience
The AS350 B3e is a member of Eurocopter’s rugged and proven Ecureuil family. Some 4,900 Ecureuils have been delivered in 98 countries for some 1,600 operators. These aircraft have cumulated more than 22 million hours.
More than 900 AS350 B3 series are currently in-service worldwide, and are mainly used for high performance missions in “high and hot” conditions.
|High density version||1||6|
|Comfort version||1||4 / 5|
Air Medical Transportation
|Configuration||Pilot||Load in cabin|
|Cargo carrying||1||105.9 ft³ (3m³)|
|Maximum takeoff weight|
With the optional “ kit to increase Internal Gross Weight”
|4,960 lb / 2,250 kg
5,225 lb / 2,370 kg
|Maximum takeoff weight with external load||6,172 lb / 2,800 kg|
|Maximum cargo-swing load||3,086 lb / 1,400 kg|
|1 TURBOMECA ARRIEL 2D turbine engine|
|Takeoff power on AS350 B3e||847 shp / 632 kW|
Performance at Max. GROSS WEIGHT, ISA, SL
|Maximum speed (VNE)||155 kts / 287 km per hr|
|Fast cruise speed||140 kts / 345 nm|
|Range with standard tank||127 kts / 638 km|
|Max Endurance||4 hrs 23 min|
|Rate of climb||1,959 ft per min / 10 m per sec|
|Service ceiling||16,550 ft / 5,044 m|
|Hover ceiling IGE||13,200 ft / 4,023 m|
|Hover ceiling OGE||11,100 ft / 3,383 m|
|Maximum altitude (PA)||23,000 ft / 7,010 m|
|Minimum temperature||- 40°C / -40°F|
|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.
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