The Eurocopter AS355 Écureuil 2 is a twin-engine light utility helicopter initially designed and manufactured by Aérospatiale and Eurocopter. Presently, Airbus Helicopters is responsible for its production. Aérospatiale recognized the demand for a civil-focused aircraft in the 1970s, prompted by the limited success of their Gazelle aircraft in the commercial market. Consequently, the company embarked on developing an economical and practical rotorcraft, resulting in the creation of the single-engine AS350 Écureuil. Subsequently, the decision was made to introduce a twin-engine variant, known as the AS355 Écureuil 2, which underwent further enhancements. In 2007, a new iteration called the AS355 NP was introduced, featuring an upgraded gearbox and twin Turbomeca Arrius 1A1 engines to achieve a higher Maximum Takeoff Weight (MTOW).
Red Box is delighted to offer an extensive range of ground power and support equipment tailored for this aircraft, encompassing tugs, ground power units, start power units and more. These offerings are perfectly aligned with the requirements of the Eurocopter AS355 NP aircraft.
Among our offerings is the RBPS50 continuous power unit is well-suited for diagnostic work, pre-flight checks, or providing continuous power to equipment during operations without depleting the onboard aircraft batteries. Additionally, the RB50A serves as a reliable unit for starting the aircraft, minimizing the risk of hot starts. For Eurocopter AS355 NP aircraft, we also provide a combination of start and continuous power in a single unit through our TC3000 range.