The AS355-F1 -Twin Squirrel is a twin-engine light aircraft, which is powered by the proven and reliable “Allison C20F” engine making this helicopter perfect for carrying out operations including Aerial Lifting, Aerial Application, Charter, VIP Charter, and Fire Control. Coupled with its fuel endurance of up to 3.5 hours, it is especially suited to Search & Rescue flights over the ocean.
The lifting capability of the AS355-F1 – Twin Squirrel is 700 kg on the hook, making it suited to aerial crane operations within populous areas, with the added safety of the twin engine configuration.
This aircraft also has capacity to carry out liquid and solid Aerial Application.
With the enhanced safety of the twin-engine performance, and with the capability of carrying 4 -6 passengers, the AS355-F1 -Twin Squirrel is a cost effective way to carry out charter to move staff to and from isolated work sites, or to carry out survey flights. McDermott Aviation can also offer VIP Charter in the AS355-F1 -Twin Squirrel, as some of our fleet are equipped with air-conditioning, noise cancelling headsets, and premium leather interior.
When it comes to Fire Control, the AS355-F1 – Twin Squirrel is the perfect helicopter for 'Air Attack', carrying crews to isolated remote sites, and can be fitted with a Bambi Bucket to assist in fighting fires. All of our fleet are equipped with programmable communication systems to ensure seamless integration with the client comms plan.
|Crew||Single or Twin Crew|
|Lift capacity*||700 Kg|
|Max Hook Load||1400 Kg|
|External Hoist Load||N/A|
|Cruise Speed||115 Kts|
|Max Air Speed||140 Kts|
|Powerplant||2 x RR Allison 250-C20F Turboshaft, 313kW|
|*Lift Capacity Limitations based on precision placement.|