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Eurocopter AS355 F1 Ecureuil 2 (Twin Squirrel) DQ-HFJ


The multipurpose, twin-engine Squirrel has an outstanding proven track record around the world. Its flexibility, technical performance and reliability have made it a very sought-after aircraft capable of performing a versatile range of operations including passenger transport and charters, aerial commercial work, fire fighting, search and rescue and air ambulance services.




General Characteristics

Crew: 1
Capacity: 6 passengers
Length: 12.94 m (42 ft 5½ in)
Rotor diameter: 10.69 m (35 ft 0¾ in)
Height: 3.14 m (10 ft 3½ in)
Disc area: 89.75 m² (966 sq ft)
Empty weight: 1,305 kg (2,877 lbs)
Max. takeoff weight: 2,400 kg[32] (5,291 lbs)
Powerplant: 2 × Allison 250-C20B turboshaft,

  313 kW (420 shp) each



Never exceed speed: 278 km/h (150 knots,

  172 mph)
Cruise speed: 224 km/h (110 knots, 126 mph)
Range: 703 km (380 nm, 437 mi)
Service ceiling: 3,400 m (11,150 ft)
Rate of climb: 6.5 m/s (1,280 ft/min)


Please note: These figures are provided as a guideline only.

Performance varies with changes in temperature, altitude and

operational activity.

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Interior of our AS355 Squirrel Helicopter
Interior of our AS355 Squirrel Helicopter




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