This model is for Microsoft Flight Simulator X and 2004. It is this Web site author's favorite helicopter, in part because the graphics are excellent and the detail is very precise. The CNBC Channel 10 livery is very authentic. Pressing CTRL+E opens all four doors and has many other moving parts. The Eurocopter AS350 Ecureuil "Squirrel" is a single engined intermediate helicopter originally manufactured by Aérospatiale (now part of Eurocopter Group). The AS350 is marketed in North America as the AStar. The AS355 Ecureuil 2 is a twin engined variant, while the Eurocopter EC130 is a derivative of the AS350 airframe. Development began in the early 1970s to replace the Alouette II, and the first flight took place on 27 June 1974. Despite the introduction of the EC130, production of the Eurocopter AS350 remains strong. Both single and twin engined versions have been built under licence by Helibras in Brazil. On May 14, 2005 an AS350 B3 piloted by Eurocopter test pilot Didier Delsalle touched down on the top of Mt. Everest, at 8,850 meters (29,035 feet) . This record has been confirmed by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale. Air Maui operates tours of the Hawai'ian islands with a fleet of AStars.
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