Eurocopter is to offer a high-powered version of the AS565 Naval Panther helicopter, fitted with Turbomeca Arriel 2C turbo-shaft engines, replacing the previous Arriel 1M1 engines. An upgraded version of the AS.350 Ecureuil is also being developed, which will use the 640kW Arriel 2.

Turbomeca also supplies the power plant for Eurocopter's EC.120 light helicopter, which is fitted with an Arrius 1F turbo-shaft and had its first flight in June.

Source: Flight International