Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Aérospatiale, Helicopter Division

Primary manufacturer: Airbus Helicopters

Parent type: Aérospatiale AS355

Aircraft status: Operational


Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: Tail rotor

Crew required: 1

Crew seating: Side-by-side

Landing gear: Skids

Layout and Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Dimensions
Overall Height: 3.14 m 10.3 ft
Overall Length: 12.94 m 42.5 ft
Overall Width: 10.69 m 35.1 ft
Airframe Dimensions
Airframe Length: 10.93 m 35.9 ft
Airframe Width: 3.05 m 10.0 ft
Airframe Height: 3.02 m 9.9 ft
Landing Gear Dimensions
Landing Gear Base:  
Landing Gear Track: 2.17 m 7.1 ft
Cabin Dimensions
Cabin Internal Height:  
Cabin Internal Length:  
Cabin Internal Width:  

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

In addition to stated conditions, manufacturer states that performance data is at maximum gross weight and zero wind condition.

Max Gross Weight (ground): 2,600 kg 5,732 lb
Max Gross Weight (airborne): 2,800 kg 6,172 lb
Max Take-off Weight: 2,800 kg 6,172 lb
Empty Weight: 1,490 kg 3,285 lb
Useful Load: 1,310 kg 2,887 lb
Empty Weight Fraction: 0.532
Climb Performance
Max Rate of Climb: 7 m/s 1,296 fpm
Hover Performance
Hover Ceiling IGE: 2,576 m 8,450 ft
Hover Ceiling OGE: 2,158 m 7,080 ft
Max Level Flight Speed: 222 km/h 120 kts
Never Exceed Speed: 278 km/h 150 kts
Service Ceiling: 4,050 m 13,287 ft
Range and Endurance
Max Range: 731 km 395 nm
Max Endurance: 5 hrs 5 hrs

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Provided powerplant data is for uninstalled, sea level, static operations.

Number of engines: 2
Designation: Turbomeca Arrius 1A1 turbine
Manufacturer: Turbomeca
Normal Ratings
Max continuous: 305 kW 409 hp
Take-off / rated: 343 kW 460 hp
Intermediate: 386 kW 517 hp
OEI Ratings
OEI contingency: 415 kW 556 hp
OEI continuous: 386 kW 517 hp
OEI 30-second:  
OEI intermediate: 386 kW 517 hp

Primary Lift Device

Data on primary lift devices such as main rotors

Main Rotor Characteristics
Diameter: 10.69 m 35.07 ft
Direction of Rotation: Clockwise
Hub Type: fully articulated (elastomeric bearing) rotor type
Main Rotor Blade Characteristics
Blade Construction: composite
Blade Chord:  
Blade Tip Geometry: Square-edged tips
Blade Twist:  
Number of Blades: 3
Main Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 89.75 m² 966.1 ft²
Disc Loading: 28.97 kg/m² 5.933 lb/ft²
Main Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Blade area per blade:  
Tip Speed:  

Primary Control Device

Data on primary control devices such as tail rotors

Tail Rotor Characteristics
Diameter: 1.86 m 6.10 ft
Configuration: Unknown
Direction of Rotation: Unknown
Tail Rotor Blade Characteristics
Number of Blades: 1
Blade Construction:  
Blade Chord:  
Blade Twist:  
Tail Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 2.72 m² 29.2 ft²
Tail Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Tip Speed:  
Blade Area (per blade):  

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