MGW is 3850 kg  without the addition of a Service Bulletin


Data on design, manufacture and status

Latest or last design authority: Airbus Helicopters
Originally designed by Sud-Aviation

Primary manufacturer: Aérospatiale, Helicopter Division

Parent type: Airbus Helicopters H155/EC155/AS365/SA.365

Aircraft status: Operational


Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: Fenestron/Shrouded tail rotor

Crew required: 1

Crew seating: Side-by-side

Landing gear: Wheels (all retractable)

Layout and Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Dimensions
Overall Height:  
Overall Length:  
Overall Width: 11.93 m 39.1 ft
Airframe Dimensions
Airframe Length: 11.44 m 37.5 ft
Airframe Width: 3.40 m 11.2 ft
Airframe Height: 3.21 m 10.5 ft
Landing Gear Dimensions
Landing Gear Base:  
Landing Gear Track:  
Cabin Dimensions
Cabin Internal Height:  
Cabin Internal Length:  
Cabin Internal Width:  

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 4,000 kg 8,818 lb
Max Gross Weight (airborne):  
Max Take-off Weight: 4,000 kg 8,818 lb
Empty Weight:  
Useful Load:  
Empty Weight Fraction:  
Climb Performance
Max Rate of Climb:  
Hover Performance
Hover Ceiling IGE:  
Hover Ceiling OGE:  
Max Level Flight Speed:  
Never Exceed Speed: 324 km/h 175 kts
Service Ceiling:  
Range and Endurance
Max Range:  
Max Endurance:  

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

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

Number of engines: 2
Designation: Turbomeca Arriel 1C turbine
Manufacturer: Turbomeca
Normal Ratings
Max continuous: 437 kW 586 hp
Take-off / rated: 492 kW 660 hp
OEI Ratings
OEI contingency: 522 kW 700 hp
OEI continuous: 512 kW 686 hp
OEI 30-second:  
OEI intermediate:  

Primary Lift Device

Data on primary lift devices such as main rotors

Main Rotor Characteristics
Diameter: 11.93 m 39.14 ft
RPM: 350.0 rpm 350.0 rpm
Direction of Rotation: Clockwise
Hub Type:
Main Rotor Blade Characteristics
Blade Construction:
Blade Chord:  
Blade Tip Geometry:
Blade Twist:  
Number of Blades: 4
Main Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 111.78 m² 1203.3 ft²
Disc Loading: 35.78 kg/m² 7.329 lb/ft²
Main Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Blade area per blade:  
Tip Speed: 218.63 m/s 717.3 fps

Primary Control Device

Data on primary control devices such as tail rotors

Tail Rotor Characteristics
Diameter: 0.90 m 2.95 ft
Configuration: Tractor
Direction of Rotation: Unknown
Tail Rotor Blade Characteristics
Number of Blades: 1
Blade Construction:  
Blade Chord:  
Blade Twist:  
Tail Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 0.64 m² 6.8 ft²
Tail Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Tip Speed:  
Blade Area (per blade):  

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