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AS355 NP
AS355 NP
When Performance
Meets Affordability
With excellent handling, robustness and ease
of maintenance, the AS355 NP incorporates
twin-engine
added
reliability
and
performance—making it ideal for police and
parapublic missions, as well as demanding
operations over water, rugged terrain and
urban areas.
Renowned
for
its
low
operation
and
maintenance costs, this helicopter benefits
from the reliability and safety of its two
Turbomeca Arrius 1A1 engines, and is
equipped with a full authority digital engine
control (FADEC) system. The AS355 NP is fully
IFR certified and can be fitted with a 3-axis
autopilot,
along
with
mission-specific
equipment for medical evacuation and law
enforcement operations. The helicopter also
offers excellent maneuverability, high speed
and low vibration levels. An unobstructed
cabin and forward-looking seats provides
excellent visibility for all passengers, and the
AS355 NP’s very low vibration levels make it a
perfect choice for corporate transportation.
The flexible, reliable and economical AS355
is one of the most successful twin-engine
helicopters
in
the
world,
with
760
AS355/AS555 delivered and over 3.5 million
flight hours achieved.
Technology
The AS355 NP is equipped with two powerful Turbomeca
Arrius 1A1 engines and a full authority digital engine
control (FADEC) system that provides automated engine
control and monitoring. With this state-of-the-art system,
the pilot has no engine parameters to monitor during
the automatic starting sequence, which thereby
eliminates the risk of engine deterioration. In the event
of engine failure during flight, the maximum emergency
power is automatically and instantaneously provided to
the operating engine, enabling the pilot to concentrate on
the external environment while the FADEC takes control.
The AS355 NP provides excellent OEI performance: It is
capable of taking off at MTOW in Cat A from a helipad at
temperatures up to 25° C at sea level. Just as other
helicopters in the Ecureuil family, the AS355 NP is also
equipped with a Vehicle and Engine Multifunction Display
(VEMD), which optimizes the human-machine interface,
and a standard avionics suite for day and night VFR
operations that includes a GPS color map display and
a redundant COM/NAV. The aircraft is fully IFR certified
(single/dual pilot) and can be fitted with a 3-axis autopilot
as well as mission-specific equipment.
News gathering
Medical service
Multipurpose Missions
The Reliable
Twin-Engine AS355 NP
Equipped with state-of-the-art
technology, the twin-engine AS355
NP can perform all type of missions
including law enforcement and
public services both day and night,
whether over water, congested
areas or hostile environments.
The AS355 NP’s unobstructed
cabin and forward-facing seats
guarantee excellent visibility for
passengers. As an option,
footsteps and sliding doors can be
installed to provide easy access to
the wide cabin. The helicopter is
equipped with an array of certified
equipment to perform a wide range
of operations with optimal
efficiency, including:
• Surveillance
• Command and control
• Light Search and Rescue
• Border patrol
• Aerial support for ground operations
• Coastal surveillance.
The helicopter’s open cockpit
concept and low vibration levels make
it possible to install fully-integrated law
enforcement instrument panels and
tactical consoles. Installing optional
equipment is also simple in order to
effectively perform missions such as:
• Harbor pilot transportation
• Sling load operations
• News gathering
• Power line maintenance and repair
• Bungee jumping
• Radioactivity measurement.
For EMS operations, the AS355 NP
can carry one patient and two
medical attendants in addition to a
pilot and a considerable payload
for the most demanding high and
hot missions, over a distance of
731 km (395 NM) and at a cruising
speed of 222 km/hr (120 kts).
Its high-performance rotors make it
easy to maneuver the helicopter
even in tight spaces, and offer a
high level of safety when flying
above urban environments. Just as
the other helicopters in the Ecureuil
family, the AS355 NP can be
equipped with a large selection of
medical kits and can be operated
from elevated hospital helipads in
congested areas.
When fitted with a Stylence®
interior layout, the AS355 NP is an
exceptional choice for efficient and
comfortable passenger transportation.
Power line maintenance
Passenger transportation
VEMD
Support and Services
Eurocopter is committed to
supporting your Eurocopter product
with the same level of excellence that
you have come to expect from our
aircraft themselves. We are dedicated
to looking out for the best interests
of our customers, whether this be
maximizing flight revenues, ensuring
public safety or saving lives.
Our customer support team is at
your service 24/7 to keep you flying.
Your Satisfaction
is Our Top Priority.
In order to provide the individualized
attention our customers require,
we offer:
• A worldwide service network of
24 subsidiaries and participations,
along with more than 100
distributors, representatives,
training centers, repair and overhaul
facilities, and maintenance centers,
as well as logistic hubs in France,
Hong Kong and the USA.
• Customer Service Centers in
Europe, Asia and the USA offering
around-the-clock worldwide
customer assistance, seven days
a week, 365 days a year.
• A world of services to meet
customers’ needs in terms of
technical support, component
repair and overhaul services, parts
and spares support, technical
publications and training—at our
facilities, or yours.
Capacity
Passenger transportation
1 pilot + 5 passengers (standard version)
1 pilot + 4 passengers (Stylence® installation)
1 pilot + 6 passengers (high density version)
Casualty evacuation
1 pilot + 1 stretcher + 2 medical attendants
Cargo
Weights
1 pilot + 3 m3 (105.9 ft3) in the cabin
Maximum takeoff weight
2,600 kg
5,732 lbs
Maximum takeoff weight with external load
2,800 kg
6,172 lbs
Maximum cargo swing load
1,134 kg
2,500 lbs
Empty weight (standard configuration)
1,503 kg
3,313 lbs
Useful load (standard configuration)
1,097 kg
2,419 lbs
Standard fuel capacity
Power plant
577 kg
2 Turbomeca Arrius 1A1 engines
1,272 lbs
Takeoff power
343 kW
460 shp
Maximum emergency power (OEI 2.5 minutes)
Performance at MTOW, sea level, ISA and zero wind condition
415 kW
556 shp
Maximum speed (Vne)
278 km/h
150 kts
Fast cruise speed (at MCP)
222 km/h
120 kts
Recommended cruise speed
218 km/h
117 kts
Rate of climb (at MCP)
6.6 m/sec
1,296 ft/min
Service ceiling (1m/sec - 200 ft/mn)
4,050 m
13,380 ft
Hover ceiling at takeoff power ISA-IGE
2,575 m
8,450 ft
Maximum range without reserve at recommended cruise speed (RCS)
731 km
395 NM
Endurance without reserve at 102 km/hr – 55 kts
Operational limitations
Maximum altitude (PA)
4 hrs, 35 min
6,096 m
20,000 ft
Minimum temperature
- 40° C/- 40° F
Maximum temperature
ISA + 35° C/+ 95° F, limited to + 50°C/+ 122° F
The data set forth in this document is for information purposes only, and may vary with conditions.
For performance data and operational limitations, reference see approved flight manual and all associated documents.
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