The Aérospatiale SA 342 Gazelle, a light transport/utility helicopter, was introduced in 1973 following the French Army’s announcement of a need for a lightweight observation helicopter to replace the Aérospatiale Alouette III. Sud Aviation initiated the development of a new rotorcraft design in 1966, which underwent extension and increased versatility to garner more market attention. Intended as a successor to the Alouette III, the Gazelle shared several similarities with its predecessor while introducing a significant innovation—the utilization of fenestron. This modification marked the Gazelle as the first helicopter with such a feature. The powerplant employed was a Turbomeca Astazou turbine engine, driving a three-blade rotor. The Gazelle gained popularity as a scouting and light attack rotorcraft.
Red Box is delighted to present a comprehensive range of ground power and support equipment tailored for this aircraft, encompassing tugs, ground power units, start power units and more, perfectly aligned with the requirements of the SA 342 Gazelle aircraft.
This selection includes the RBSC100 continuous power unit, ideal for diagnostic work, pre-flight checks, or continuously powering equipment during operations without depleting the onboard aircraft batteries. Additionally, the RB50A is available for starting the aircraft, helping to prevent hot starts. Our TC3000 range further offers a combination of start and continuous power in a single unit designed for SA 342 Gazelle aircraft.