The Aérospatiale SA316 Alouette III stands as a single-engine, light utility helicopter originally developed by Sud Aviation and later manufactured by Aérospatiale. The design of the Alouette III originated from a previously suspended project known as the SE 3120 Alouette, which, while promising, was deemed too complex for the commercial market. Several prototypes were constructed based on this project, utilizing Turbomeca’s Artouste engine. The finalized aircraft took its inaugural flight in 1959 and was subsequently named the Alouette III. The SA 316B Alouette III gained popularity in the following years and found application in various roles, including transport, flight training, air-sea rescue, and aerial observation. The aircraft was easily modifiable and could be equipped with military gear and light weaponry.
Red Box is delighted to present an extensive range of ground power and support equipment for this aircraft, encompassing tugs, ground power units, start power units and more, perfectly suited to the requirements of the SA 316B aircraft.
Our offerings include the 709 tug, the RBSC100 continuous power unit—an ideal solution for diagnostic work, pre-flight checks, or providing continuous power during operations without depleting the onboard aircraft batteries—and the RB50A for starting the aircraft, minimizing the risk of hot starts. Additionally, our TC3000 range provides a combination of start and continuous power in a single unit designed specifically for SA 316B aircraft.