Equipment

Aircraft

THE AS 355N ECUREUIL

Manufactured by Eurocopter of France, the AS 355N has joined the inventory of JDF Air Wing aviation assets. This aircraft is fit and ready to perform the roles of the Air Wing that require the use of a light observation helicopter.

This aircraft is well suited for operation at high altitudes and meets the most demanding operational requirements of aerial work to include its impressive performance with one engine inoperative. The performance capabilities of the Ecureuil are as follows:

  • Maximum Gross Weight - 2600KG (5,730 lbs.)
  • Seating Capacity - Six (6) Including Pilots
  • Maximum Speed -150 Kts (170 mph)
  • Endurance - 3 hrs
  • Service Ceiling - 20,000 Feet.
  • Maximum Range - 721 km/389 n.m. (take-off at max. weight).