‘Making the best even better’
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).
The best keeps getting even better – Eurocopter is taking this aircraft to a whole new level with the enhanced
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 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.
Leader in its class
The powerful, high-performance AS350 B3e is designed to carry out the most demanding missions in the most extreme weather and geographical conditions. Its exceptional lifting capability, high endurance, extended range and fast cruise speed make the AS350 B3e the leader in its class.
Another world record: An AS350 B3 climbed to 3,000 meters / 9,900 ft in 2 minutes 21 seconds and made a world record landing on Mount Everest.
The value of experience
The AS350 B3e is a member of Eurocopter's rugged and proven Ecureuil family. 4,900 Ecureuils have been delivered in 98 countries for some 1,600 operators. These aircraft have accumulated 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|
|Air medical transportation|
|Configuration||Pilot||Load in Cabin|
|Cargo carrying||1||105.9 ft3 (3 m3)|
|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|
|Engine||1 TURBOMECA ARRIEL 1D1 turbine engine|
|Takeoff power||847 shp / 632 kW|
|Performance at Max. GROSS WEIGHT, ISA, SL|
|Maximum speed (Vne)||155 kts / 287 km/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/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°C|
|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.
‘A state-of-the-art workhorse’
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 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
Vehicle and Engine Multifunction Display
The VEMD is modern, fully duplex equipment for the management and control of the main vehicle and engine parameters. It provides several display modes including: 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
The powerful AS350 B3e is reliable, comfortable, safe and cost-effective.
The AS350 B3e can be configured and easily reconfigured with a long list of certified optional equipment for whatever utility mission you may have. With its lifting power capacity, endurance and maneuverability, the AS350 B3e is always up for the most rigorous hot and high missions and sling work (external load capability is 3,086 lb / 1,400 kg).
Ready for any mission
The new powerful Arriel 2D engine offers state-of-the-art technology for outstanding reliability, simplified maintenance and low operating costs.
Mission Capabilities include:
|Sling load operations||Firefighting||Hoisting|
||Power line inspection|
The AS350 B3e provides passengers with the highest level of comfort and elegance in its roomy, air-conditioned, redesigned cabin.
The pilot’s workload is considerably reduced thanks to the aircraft’s ergonomic cockpit featuring dual LCD-screen Vehicle and Engine Multifunction Display (VEMD).
The AS350 B3e offers a low vibration level and great comfort for passengers. With its easy cabin access through two large sliding doors, forward-facing seats and large baggage compartments, the AS350 B3e is the ultimate single engine helicopter for the most demanding business aviation customers all over the world.
New Interior Design
Thanks to its wide and unobstructed cabin, high cruising speed, range and payload, the AS350 B3e can carry more passengers on more round-trips per day than any other helicopter in its class. The interior and seats have been redesigned to provide the most comfortable and stylish accommodations for your flight.
The AS350 B3e is well adapted to multi-role law enforcement missions including: surveillance, command and control, search and rescue, SWAT unit transportation and hoisting of canine units, as well as, flying border patrol in hot and high conditions.
The AS350 B3e offers excellent visibility, a pilot-friendly ergonomic cockpit and exceptional endurance and speed.
The unobstructed flat floor cabin concept and low vibration level allow for the installation of all necessary equipment, including fully integrated law enforcement instrument panels, infrared cameras and tactical consoles.
Eyes in the Sky
The AS350 B3e features the latest technologies and can also be equipped with a wide range of certified optional law enforcement equipment. Police forces in some 30 regions across the world already operate aircraft from the AS350 B3 family. The AS350 B3e is capable of high-speed pursuits and offers excellent maneuverability. Thanks to its FADEC-equipped engine, starting the AS350 B3e is automatic and very simple. Its modular design makes it easy to maintain, increasing its availability rate. The AS350 B3e offers day and night VFR flight capability and can be customized with NVGcompatible lighting sources and instruments.