Airbus Helicopters AS365 N3+Medium
As a member of Airbus Helicopters’ renowned Dauphin family, the medium twin-engine AS365 N3+ version is suited for a full range of missions and known worldwide for its sleek fuselage and powerful performance.
Backed by experience and a long heritage
The AS365 N3+ is a member of Airbus Helicopters’ medium weight Dauphin family of helicopters.
Some 825 twin-engine Dauphins have been delivered for civil use in more than 60 countries with nearly 200 operators. Together these helicopters have accumulated around 5.5 million flight hours.
Speed and stability in extreme conditions
With its fast cruise speed and power margin, the AS365 N3+ takes the Dauphin’s acclaimed performance to greater heights.
The helicopter is powered by FADEC-equipped Turbomeca Arriel 2N engines offering 15 percent more power, matched with an upgraded gearbox and rotor head.
This ultimate version of the Dauphin offers exceptional high and hot performance, increased useful load and lower operating costs.
Not only can the AS365 N3+ take off in ground effect at maximum weight and in temperatures of up to +50°C, it is also capable of taking off with a full load from sea level in Category A conditions.
Safe and comfortable flight
The AS365 N3+ incorporates Airbus Helicopters’ Fenestron® tail rotor system and Starflex rotor head for low noise and maximum safety.
The quietest helicopter in its category, the AS365 N3+ is rated at 3.1 EPN decibels below the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards.
The cabin accommodates up to 12 passengers and two pilots and is easily accessible via large forward doors. Big windows offer panoramic views.
Easy and affordable maintenance
Operators recognize mission availability as being one of the key attributes of this aircraft. Thanks to low direct maintenance costs (DMCs) and low maintenance per flight hour, the AS365 N3+ is the most cost-effective helicopter in its class on the market.
Search and rescue
The AS365 N3+ is fitted with Airbus Helicopters’ unique 4-axis autopilot, which eases crew workload and helps simplify the most demanding search and rescue (SAR) missions, and a class 1 rescue hoist.
Able to fly at very high speeds with stability in hover, large power reserves and excellent one engine inoperative (OEI) performance, the AS365 N3+ is a safe aircraft for performing SAR work in poor weather conditions.
Emergency medical services
The AS365 N3+ is well suited for transferring patients between hospitals and quickly accessing accident sites – a must for emergency medical service missions.
The 4-axis autopilot is easy to use and ensures crew members can focus on their patients. Able to fly at very high speeds and boasting a large power reserve and excellent one engine inoperative (OEI) performance, the AS365 N3+ is a safe aircraft to fly over urban areas.
Low vibration levels provide a comfortable working environment for medical attendants and a smooth ride for patients. The spacious cabin easily accommodates medical equipment and can be reconfigured within minutes to include a second stretcher. Wide lateral access to the cabin expedites the loading and unloading of patients.
Oil & gas
Oil and gas transport service providers appreciate the designed-in availability of the AS365 N3+, along with its low maintenance requirements and corrosion-proof composite main rotor blades.
In addition, the AS365 N3+ uses the EC225 digital 4-axis autopilot and other necessary equipment for safely performing offshore missions: traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS), external life rafts, automatic deployable emergency locator transmitter (ADELT), and a moving map linked to GPS, among others.
The AS365 N3+’s exceptional speed and endurance are valuable advantages in police operations including patrol, airborne surveillance and pursuits.
Two Turbomeca Arriel 2C engines provide higher reliability and safety margins than any other aircraft in this category.
The helicopter’s compact size and exceptional maneuverability allow police forces to operate in the most confined areas.
Low vibration levels, thanks to the digital 4-axis autopilot, are friendly for a range of mission equipment and ensure passenger and pilot comfort on long patrols.
The simple design of the AS365 N3+ reduces the need for maintenance, which, in turn, reduces operating costs and enhances availability.
Private, business and government aviation
Elegance and comfort make the AS365 N3+ a favorite for business, private and corporate operators.
Its powerful engines enable fast cruising speeds, excellent range, and high endurance, while the digital 4-axis autopilot supports safety by protecting the full flight envelope.
The quietest helicopter in its class, this helicopter can fly discreetly over urban areas.
Missions for AS365 N3+
Public service agencies around the world count on the reliability, performance and efficiency of Airbus rotorcraft for their critical missions. On call every day, Airbus’ light, medium and medium-heavy helicopters are ready for duties that include law enforcement, firefighting, and search and rescue.
Airbus helicopters keep the oil & gas industry operating at its optimum output. The company’s helicopters have accumulated more than 10 million flight hours in crew change missions, freight transport, medEvac, search and rescue, and logistics support to offshore platforms and land-based rigs in highly remote locations, as well as in pipeline patrols.
When immediate emergency assistance is needed, helicopters are irreplaceable. From the lightweight single-engine H130, to the twin-engine H135 and H145, to the medium-lift H175, these helicopters have captured nearly two-thirds of the emergency medical services (EMS) market worldwide, serving more than 300 customers.