Airbus Helicopters is on the point of delivering the 1,000th Dauphin 2 – by which we are including the 365N models including the EC155 (technically the AS365N4). Starting at serial 6001, the authorities in Japan have issued the registration JA08AR to an AS365N3+ with serial 7001. That marks the passing of the 1,000th delivery and the aircraft is in service with the Nagoya Fire Department.
In the absence of a flag-waving press release from Airbus Helicopters, we assume the landmark aircraft has not yet been delivered. It is quite common for aircraft off a production line to not only be made in non-numerical order, and even more rare for them to be delivered from the factory in any given order, and HeliHub.com research finds a number of gaps in the serial range 6980 to 7000 which are likely still at the factory. This is usually due to a combination of factors including specification and equipment to be installed, delivery date requirements of the customer, and so on.
Earlier “Dauphin” models including the SA360 and the SA365C are not included in the totals above.
John Burcote – HeliHub.com
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