Helicopter Specs


The Airbus AS350 B2, commonly known as the A-Star, is the best performing single engine helicopter available today. The aircraft’s extremely low vibration levels make it the ideal choice for H5 Productions’ SaberCat1 aerial filming platform. This highly versatile and adaptable aircraft is designed to handle the most arduous working conditions and is well suited for a wide variety of missions.

The “SaberCat1” A-Star is a true workhorse, easily handling assignments with additional equipment requirements. Its spacious, comfortable and unobstructed cabin can accommodate up to five passengers while providing panoramic views and optimum visibility for all individuals onboard. The “SaberCat1” is powered by a 732 shp Turbomeca Arriel 1D1 engine, providing the strength, control and graceful movement needed for shooting in a vast range of situations and conditions.

 

Max weight:

4,960 lbs.

Capacity:

1 pilot + 5/6 passengers

Powerplant

1 Turbomeca Arriel 1D1

Fast cruise speed

140 kts.

Overall length with blade in front

42.4 ft.

Minimum width with all blades

35.1 ft.

Overall width with blades folded

8.3 ft.

 AS350 B2 Technical Data (445 Kb)
 

Empty weight of standard aircraft:

2,690 lbs.

Maximum takeoff weight:

4,960 lbs.

Useful load:

2,270 lbs.

Maximum takeoff weight (with external load):

5,512 lbs.

Usable fuel capacity (standard tank):

143 gal.

Powerplant:

1 Turbomeca Arriel 1D1

Cabin volume:

105.94 cu. ft.

Baggage compartment volume:

35.3 cu. ft.

Standard seating capacity:

1+5

Never exceed speed:

155 kts.

Fast cruise speed:

133 kts.

Maximum range (with no reserves):

360 nm.

Maximum endurance (with no reserves):

4.4 hrs.

Hover In ground effect ceiling (5 ft. skid height):

9,850 ft.

Hover out of ground effect ceiling:

7,550 ft.

Takeoff power:

732 shp.

Rate of climb:

1,675 fpm.

* Performance data is provided at Sea Level, ISA conditions, maximum gross weight, with standard fuel. It is not intended for flight planning purposes.

 

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