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 isan 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, especially for police, news gathering, medical transportation and utility operations. And with a very short reconfiguration time (less than one hour), this single-engine aircraft is able to completevarious missions quickly and efficiently.
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 very reliable: The main rotor blades, for example, have a service life of up to 20,000 hours. The cabin is made ofhigh-impact thermoplastic double fuselage and an extremely resistant light alloy frame. The Turbomeca Arriel 1D1 turbine combines high performance, low fuel consumption and very 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: It has, forexample, 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, which enables pilots to see at a glance the main vehicle and engine parameters on a dual LCD screen.
Moving map andbinoculars
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 persons or up to three cubic meters of freight. Three baggage compartments offer an additionalcubic 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 be easily adapted to any type of mission. When refinement, comfort andaesthetics 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: • Sling load operations • Fire fighting • Power line inspection • News gathering • Rescue and hoisting • Law enforcement tasks • Passenger or corporate transportation. The single-engine Ecureuil family, which clocks morethan one million flight hours every year, has already achieved more than 19 million flight hours! A large array of optional equipment is available: moving map, binoculars, electrical hoist, cargo swing system, cargo sling with external mirrors, wire strike protection, floatation gear, hailers, camera with real time data link, sand prevention filters, search light, roping
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