The idea behind the procurement of the Airbus Helicopters 350 B3+ Écureuil, which is assembled in Marignane near Marseille, was to secure a helicopter suitable for tough daily operations. The Flying Bulls wouldn’t, however, be who they are had they not given their new colleague something extraordinary. The result: the “squirrel” (English translation of “écureuil”) certainly sports the most beautiful working gear of its kind.
The fine lines on the skin of the light utility helicopter with one propulsion unit resemble the topography surrounding the Austrian “Steinernes Meer” mountain range. As aesthetically pleasing its outward appearance may be, the future tasks of the AS 350 will be incredibly challenging. The main duty of the helicopter is to make camera flights for in-house productions of ServusTV, a TV station owned by Red Bull.