The Aérospatiale SA 342 Gazelle is a light transport/utility helicopter, introduced in 1973. Designs for the Gazelle came on follwoing the French Army announcing a requirement for a lightweight observation helicopter, which was to replace the Aérospatiale Alouette III. Sud Aviation commenced developing a new rotorcraft design in 1966, which was agreed to be extended and made more versatile in order to attract more attention in the market. As an intended replacement for the Alouette III, the new Gazelle beared several similarities to the predecesssor, while also introducing the significant innovation of utilising fenestron. The Gazelle was the first helicopter with this modification. The powerplant used was a Turbomeca Astazou turbine engine, powering a three-blade rotor. The Gazelle became popular as a scouting and light attack rotorcraft.
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 342 Gazelle aircraft.
This includes the popular RBI9400T mechanic hand trolley case complete with 161 BAHCO tools, 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 342 Gazelle aircrafts in our TC3000 range.
View all recommended ground power equipment, tools and Tugs for the SA 342 Gazelle aircrafts below.