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Arriel 2C / 2C2, the engine of the Airbus Dauphin helicopter

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Arriel 2C / 2C2

Safran Helicopter Engines

Maximum continuous power 853 shp

Max take-off power 944 shp

One Engine Inoperative (OEI) rating 1,054 shp

The Arriel 2C / 2C2 variants power several Airbus Dauphin models: AS365N3+, l’AS565 Panther, and H155 from Airbus, Z9 manufactured by AVIC, and Korea Aerospace Industries LCH (Light Civil Helicopter).

Arriel 2C / 2C2

Product Helicopter engines

Safran Helicopter Engines

Maximum continuous power 853 shp

Max take-off power 944 shp

One Engine Inoperative (OEI) rating 1,054 shp

Around the world, an Arriel-powered helicopter takes off every 15 seconds – all day, every day

It meets the highest market standards in terms of reliability and robustness

50 million
Arriel has logged more than 50 million flight hours

One of Safran’s “best sellers”

The Arriel is the best-selling helicopter engine in its class. Over the past 40 years, over 12,000 units have been produced, together logging more than 50 million flight hours. With power outputs ranging from 650 to over 1,000 shp, the Arriel family now powers over 40 different helicopter types.

The most popular helicopter engine in its class

A variant of the Arriel 2C2, the 2C2CG, was selected to re-engine the U.S. Coast Guards' fleet of MH-65C Dolphin helicopters for sea rescue operations. The U.S. Coast Guard also flies over 240 Arriel 2C2-CG in its MH-65 Dolphins, and marked a million flight hours.

The Arriel family is divided into two product lines: Arriel 1 and Arriel 2. Their power ranges are, respectively, from 650 to 750 shp and 830 to over 1,000 shp.

Every day the engine is used in all types of helicopter missions and has earned a reputation as a safe and reliable partner for operators flying EMS, search and rescue, law enforcement or maritime surveillance missions, often under demanding conditions.

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