The Aérospatiale SA316 Alouette III is a single-engine, light utility helicopter, originally developed by Sud Aviation, and later manufactured by Aérospatiale. Designs for the Alouette III were derived from a previously halted project, designated the SE 3120 Alouette, which was promising, however deemed too complex for the commercial market. A number of prototypes were built based on the project, using Turbomeca’s Artouste engine, with the finalised aircraft first flying in 1959, which then became known as the Alouette III. The SA 316B Alouette III was relatively popular in the years to follow, and was utilised in several roles, such as transport, flight training, air-sea rescue or aerial observation. The aircraft was also easy to modify, and could be fitted with military equipment and light weaponary.
Red Box is pleased to offer a great range of ground power and support equipment for this aircraft, including tugs, ground power units, start power units, aviation tools, and more, which are perfectly suited to the requirements of the SA 316B aircraft.
This includes the popular RBI9400T mechanic hand trolley case complete with 161 BAHCO tools, the 709 tug, the RBSC100 continuous power unit, which is ideal for diagnostic work, pre-flight checks or for continuous powering of equipment during operations, without draining the onboard aircraft batteries and the RB50A for starting the aircraft, helping to avoid hot starts. We also offer a combination of start and continuous power in one unit for the SA 316B aircrafts in our TC3000 range.
View all recommended ground power equipment, tools and Tugs for the SA 316B aircrafts below.