The Ecureuil Family consists of three single-engine helicopters (AS350B2, AS350B3 and EC130 B4), suited for passenger transport, aerial work and firefighting, and the twin-engine AS355N which is the most powerful version of the family. The open cabin, capabilities and economical cost of operation of the AS350B2 and the AS350B3 perfectly fit the requirements for emergency evacuation missions. Both are, however, also specially known for its passenger transport activity. The Ecureuil family, which clocks more than one million flight hours every year, has exceeded more than 21 million flight hours.
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