AS55

AEROSPATIALE AS-355 Ecureuil 2

Aircraft
Name
AS-355 Ecureuil 2
Manufacturer
Wing
Rotary
Position
Three-blade main rotor
Tail
Two-blade tail rotor
WTC
L
Type Code
H2T
Engine
Turboshaft
Engine Count
Multi
Position
In fuselage
Landing gear
Skids
Manufacturered as
HELIBRAS HB-355 Esquilo
HELIBRAS Esquilo (HB-355)
HELIBRAS VH-55 Esquilo
HELIBRAS CH-55 Esquilo
HELIBRAS UH-13 Esquilo
EUROCOPTER Ecureuil 2
EUROCOPTER TwinStar
EUROCOPTER Fennec (AS-555)
EUROCOPTER Twin Squirrel
EUROCOPTER AS-355 Ecureuil 2
EUROCOPTER AS-355 TwinStar
EUROCOPTER AS-555 Fennec
AEROSPATIALE TwinStar
AEROSPATIALE AS-355 Ecureuil 2
AEROSPATIALE AS-355 TwinStar
AEROSPATIALE AS-555 Fennec
AEROSPATIALE Ecureuil 2
AEROSPATIALE Fennec (AS-555)

AS55

The Eurocopter AS355 Ecureuil 2 (Twin Squirrel) is a twin-engine light helicopter originally manufactured by Aérospatiale (now part of Eurocopter Group). The AS355 is marketed in North America as the TwinStar.

Technical Data
Wing span (metric)
10.69 m
Length (metric)
12.94 m
Height (metric)
3.03 m
Powerplant

2 x Allison 250-C20F turboshaft, 313 kW (420 shp) each.

Engine Model(s)
Allison 250
Indicative Performance Data
Take-Off
V2
n/a
Distance
n/a
MTOW
2300 kg
Initial Climb (to 5000 ft)
IAS
n/a
ROC
n/a
Initial Climb (to FL150)
IAS
n/a
ROC
n/a
Initial Climb (to FL240)
IAS
n/a
ROC
n/a
MACH Climb
MACH
n/a
ROC
n/a
Cruise
TAS
129 kts
MACH
n/a
Ceiling
130
Range
200 NM
Initial Descent (to FL240)
MACH
n/a
ROD
n/a
Descent (to FL100)
IAS
n/a
ROD
n/a
Descent (FL100 & below)
IAS
n/a
MCS
n/a
ROD
n/a
Approach
Vapp (IAS)
n/a
Distance
n/a

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