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Arriel 2H, the engine of the Chinese AC312E helicopter

Certified in 2018, the Arriel 2H has been selected to power the AC312E developed by AVIC Harbin Aircraft Industry Group. The AC312E made its maiden flight in July 2016. The Arriel 2H is one of the most powerful Arriel variants with a take-off power rating of 986 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

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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