2008 Eurocopter AS350 B3

Variant Type:Eurocopter AS350 B3
Aircraft Type:Helicopter
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Eurocopter AS350 B3 – 2008

  • TTSN: 250
  • Comms Bendix King KX165
  • High skid gear
  • ELT Kannad 406 AF-H
  • Float provisions
  • Garmin 430
  • Engine blanks + Main rotor blade tie downs
  • AH/DI/Turn & slip
  • Ground handling wheels
  • Bose headsets



The development of the new rotorcraft focused on… production of an economic and cost-effective helicopter. Thus both Aérospatiale’s Production and Procurement departments became involved in the design. One such measure was the use of a rolled sheet structure. Furthermore… another innovation was the Starflex main rotor. It was also decided to develop both civil and military variants of the helicopter… to conform with military requirements. In June 1974, the 1st prototype AS350 C… powered by a Lycoming LTS101 turboshaft engine, conducted its maiden flight. The second prototype, powered by a Turbomeca Arriel 1A, followed in February 1975. Certification in France was in October 1977 for the Arriel-powered version, the AS350B. Moreover certification of the Lycoming powered AS350C followed… by the US FAA on 21 December 1977.


The AS350 is a single engine helicopter, powered either by a Lycoming LTS101 or… a Turbomeca Arriel powerplant. These drive a three-blade main rotor, furnished with a Starflex rotor head. The type is well known for its high-altitude performance. The main rotors couple with the tail rotors make use of composite material… designed to minimise corrosion and maintenance requirements.

The AS350… also developed to comply with the stringent noise requirements… therefore, the in-cabin noise levels are such that passengers may converse during flight. The aircraft which starts up and shuts down quickly, is thus useful during EMS roles. It is equipped with hydraulically-assisted flight controls. Moreover in the event of hydraulic failure… these controls remain operational. Over time, the AS350 has received further development. While the aircraft’s design remains similar…. not only the rotor system and power plants have improved… but also the avionics. Further introduced are new variants of the Arriel-powered AS350. These being AS350 B1, AS350 B2 and AS350 B3.

Eurocopter AS350 B3 is a high-performance version, powered by an Arriel 2B engine. Equipped with a single channel DECU with mechanical backup system. AS350 B3 variant introduces enhanced engine with dual channel FADEC… dual hydraulics and a 2,370 kg maximum take off weight.
Eurocopter AS350 B3 – 2008

The Eurocopter AS350 B3 Helicopter, outclasses all other single engine helicopters for… performance, versatility, safety, competitive acquisition and also maintenance costs. It excels in hot conditions and very high altitudes.



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