The high-performance variant of the AS350 Ecureuil series, the single-engine B3e outclasses all other 6 seat helicopters for power, flexibility, safety and low acquisition and maintenance costs. The AS350B3e is made to measure for hot conditions and very high altitudes. In fact, a standard production model of AS350B3 recently made history by landing on Mount Everest! The 847 shp (632 kW) Turbomeca Arriel 2D engine is equipped with a FADEC system for automatic start-up sequences and carefree engine handling. The cockpit is equipped with state-of-the-art dual LCD screen Vehicle and Engine Multifunction Display (VEMD) unit. This allows the pilot to see at a glance the main vehicle and engine parameters, reducing his workload and enhancing safety. The airframe, rotors and bearingless main rotor head use a maximum of composite materials to lighten and strengthen the aircraft, as well as reduce vibration, noise and maintenance. The AS350B3e is designed to handle any mission. Thanks to its wide cabin, it can be reconfigured quickly and easily for everything from utility and heavy load transport to medical evacuation, SAR, law enforcement, oil-rig transport and corporate passenger transport.