The Ecureuil Family consists of three single-engine helicopters (AS350 B2, AS350 B3 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 AS350 B2 and the AS350 B3 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. 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.
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