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Eurocopter AS350 B3 AStar

The AS350 B3's speed and range combined with a roomy, quiet cabin make it suitable for a variety of missions from EMT to executive transport. The Starflex rotor head and modular design provide long service life as well as simplified maintenance procedures when they finally are required.

Reliability is enhanced by the simple, rugged design of the AS350 B3's Arriel 2B turbine engine. Downtime is reduced by the modular construction of the engine (5 replaceable sub-assemblies).

Engine Ratings
Power in ISA, at sea level kW ch shp
Take off Power 628 854 842
Maximum continuous power 466 634 625
Useable Fuel Capacities
Tank liters US gal. kg lb
Standard Tank 539 143 426 938
Ferrying tank (optional) 475 125 375 827
General Characteristics
Item lbs
Empty Weight, standard aircraft 2,603
Useful Load 2,357
Maximum take-off weight 4,960
Maximum cargo sling load 3,000
Maximum operational weight in external load configuration 5,720
Operating Limitations
  • Maximum pressure altitude: 6,096m / 20,000ft
  • Maximum temperature: ISA + 35·C
  • Minimum temperature: -40·C
Cabin Configurations
Passenger transport 1 pilot + 5 passengers (standard)
1 pilot + 4 passengers ("comfort")
1 pilot + 6 passengers ("high density")
Casualty Evacuation 1 pilot + 1 or 2 stretcher patients + 2 medical attendants
Cargo Carrying 1 pilot + 2.16 m³ (76.28 ft³) available for load in the cabin
Specifications
Specification Unit Ac/Wt Ac/Wt Ac/Wt Ac/Wt MGW
Take-off weight: lb 3,530 3,970 4,410 4,850 4,960
VNE mph 178 178 178 178 178
Fast cruise speed mph 162 160 158 154 153
Recommended cruise speed mph 150 149 146 142 140
Fuel consumption at recommended cruising speed lb/hr 331 331 331 331 331
Rate of climb ft/min 2,240 2,150 1,990 1,790 1,730
Max Range (without fuel reserve at recommended cruise speed) sm 342 426 422 414 411
Endurance hr 3.8 4.6 4.4 4.2 4.1
Hovering ceiling I.G.E.
ISA
ft 20,000 19,130 16,090 13,270 12,615
Hovering ceiling I.G.E.
ISA + 20 degrees
ft 20,000 16,700 13,630 10,760 10,070
Hovering ceiling O.G.E.
ISA
ft 20,000 17,140 14,075 11,205 10,530
Hovering ceiling O.G.E.
ISA + 20 degrees
ft 18,095 14,700 11,550 8,600 7,875
Service Ceiling ft 20,000 20,000 18,240 15,320 14,600

The following performance figures are values obtained with an average production engine. Unless otherwise stated, they are given for clean aircraft, in zero wind at sea level and with standard atmospheric conditions. Use for reference only, not for actual flight calculations.