Avicopter AC352 Specs, Interior, Cockpit, and Price

Avicopter AC352 Specs, Interior, Cockpit, and Price – Avicopter AC352 is a multi-purpose class 7 civilian helicopter designed and developed jointly by Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) and Airbus Helicopters. This helicopter was first introduced at the China Helicopter Expo in Tianjin in September 2015. The AC352 helicopter made its maiden flight in Harbin in Heilongjiang province, China, in December 2016.

AC352 helicopters can be operated to carry out various civil aviation missions including search and rescue (SAR), medical assistance, as well as transportation of personnel and goods. It will be commercialized to provide services for the government and private sectors in the Chinese domestic market. AVIC plans to introduce a military version of the AC352 helicopter in the near future.

Avicopter AC352 Helicopter

Avicopter AC352 Specs

The design of the AC352 fuselage is based on the H175 helicopter produced by the Airbus Helicopter. A number of main components, including the main rotor and helicopter flight control system are designed by AVIC. The helicopter drive system consists of a five-blade main rotor and a three-blade tail rotor. The rotor is made of composite material, and specifically on the main rotor is equipped with a rotor head made of flexible titanium material. Overall, the AC352 helicopter has a length of 15.7 m, a height of 5.3 m, and a rotor diameter of 14.8 m. It offers large payload capacities and long cruising distances.

Airbus and AVIC helicopters signed an agreement for the joint production of 1,000 AC352 helicopters in March 2014. Airbus helicopters provide assembly and support services for AC352 production from Marignane, France, while AVIC will provide support services for the production of H175 helicopters, based on the agreement. Profits from helicopter sales will be shared equally among the partners.

Avicopter AC352 Engine

Avicopter AC352 Engine and Performance

The AC352 helicopter is powered by two WZ16 turboshaft engines developed by Safran Group in partnership with CAPI and Dongan from Aero Engine Corporation of China (AECC). Each engine can produce a maximum output power of 2,000 hp. The engine features a compact modular architecture and consumes 10% less fuel compared to other engines in its class.

With the support of the WZ16 engine, the AC352 helicopter has a maximum speed of 315 km / h and a cruising speed of 285 km / h. The helicopter can fly to a maximum height of 5,720 m and a maximum distance of 1,250 km. Helikppter has an empty weight of 4,750kg and a maximum take-off weight of 8,000 kg.

Avicopter AC352 Cabin and Interrior

The spacious cabin of the AC352 helicopter can accommodate up to 18 passengers including two crew members and 16 passengers based on cabin layout and configuration. The cabin interior is equipped with comfortable seats and can be converted for VIP transportation or emergency medical evacuation.

Avicopter AC352 Cockpit

Avicopter AC352 Cockpit and Avionics

The AC352 helicopter's cockpit can accommodate a pilot and co-pilot. The fully digital cockpit is equipped with four multi-function 6 x 8in LCDs for displaying flight information and a dual-duplex four-axis automatic flight control system. This helicopter is equipped with the Helionix® integrated avionics system.

Avicopter AC352 Price and Orders

The price of the latest Avicopter AC352 helicopter is around US $ 8.5 Million. Citic Offshore Helicopters, oil and gas operators, are the first customers of AC352 helicopters. Airbus has opened customer centers for helicopters throughout China in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong, Chengdu, Harbin and Wuhan.
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