Purchased in the USA, by a leading UK construction company this is a
twin-engine light helicopter originally manufactured by Aérospatiale (now part
of Eurocopter Group). Its development was begun in the early 1970s to replace
the Alouette II. The AS355 is marketed in North America as the TwinStar. Both
single and twin-engined versions have been built under licence by Helibras in
Brazil. This low time AS 355N Twin Squirrel came with Aircon, Woodwork, and a
full sound system.
All these desirable, though not strictly
necessary additions, have now been removed to save weight.
The before and after images show the previously white, blue and black
colour scheme of the helicopter has been changed to red and the blue leather
seating to cream.
The leather on the overheads has been replaced with Ultraleather. Ultraleather™,
is perfect for situations where you want the look and feel of leather, but need
a more durable and practical alternative. Formulated with high-tech
strengthening components for longevity, its exceptional durability and
effortless cleaning make Ultraleather the ideal Ultra Surface for high wear
applications with the benefit of a soft and supple hand.
The sheepskin Pilot's seat cushion is part of our ongoing development to build
the most comfortable seating possible.
The original rear seating plan included fixed drop down armrests, the use of which limited
carrying capacity in the rear to three.
Now that Covertrim have built a complete new rear seating set with removable
armrests, it is now possible to carry four passengers if required.