Shree Airlines will put the Airbus Helicopters (formerly Eurocopter) AS350 Ecureuil literly on top of the world, after it received its first of five B3e version of the rotorcraft on 11 February 2014 during the Singapore Airshow.
The AS350 B3e has been especially designed to withstand hot and high conditions better than the other Ecureuil (Squirrel) versions.
Shree Airlines already has one AS350 B3e in its inventory, and will use the expanded Airbus Helicopters fleet for services that include search and rescue, aerial work and disaster relief missions in Nepal. It also plans to expand passenger transport and utility mission operations into the neighboring countries of Bangladesh, Bhutan and Myanmar in the future.
Today, some 5,600 Ecureuil-family rotorcrafts have been delivered by Airbus Helicopters to approximately 1,600 operators in 130 countries. These aircraft have accumulated a total of more than 26 million flight hours. The AS350 B3e has a maximum speed of 287 km/h and with standard tank a range of 638 km, with a maximum endurance of nearly 4.5 hours.
Source: Airbus Helicopters