France - French Alps - Single or Twin Engine Helicopter? One Engine or Two?
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Single or Twin Engine Helicopter? One Engine or Two?

Single or Twin Engine is more a question of personal preference, some people just feel safer having two engines rather than one. Whitetracks Helicopters however, do have a number of clients who won’t fly in anything less than two engines with some further insisting on having a second pilot.

Whitetracks Helicopters works closely with several private jet companies that will only organise twin engine helicopters for their clients. When you get to this level you will find that the majority of the helicopters of the particular size required are only twin engine helicopters thus not providing the choice of single or twin engines.

It is only when you look at all the helicopter types across the board that you discover the smaller helicopters are mainly single engine helicopters whereas, the larger helicopters are nearly all twin engine. The only helicopter type that comes in both single and twin engine versions is the Eurocopter AS350 (single engine) and Eurocopter AS355 (twin engine) helicopters.

Single Engine Helicopter - Eurocopter AS350 Squirrel 
EUROCOPTER AS350 - Single Engine
Twin Engine Helicopter - Eurocopter AS355 Squirrel EUROCOPTER AS355 - Twin Engines

The majority of Whitetracks Helicopters clients are looking for the least expensive or most cost effective helicopter option so are more than happy to travel in a single engine helicopter.

The majority of flights across the French Alps are performed by single engine Eurocopter AS350 'Squirrels' or 'Ecureuils' which are renowned for their high performance and safety record. The AS350 helicopter is extremely well suited for operations in conditions such as mountainous areas, hot countries and for very demanding missions for example mountain rescue.

 

Single Engine Helicopters

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Eurocopter AS350 'Squirrel'  Bell 206
Single Engine - Eurocopter AS350 'Squirrel' Single Engine Bell 206
Eurocopter EC120 Colibri  Bell 407
Single Engine Eurocopter EC120 Colibri Single Engine Bell 407
Eurocopter EC130 B4  Agusta Westland AW119 Koala
Single Engine Eurocopter EC130 B4 Single Engine Agusta Westland AW119 Koala

 

Twin Engine Helicopters

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Eurocopter AS355 'Squirrel'  Eurocopter EC135
Twin Engine Eurocopter AS355 Twin Engine Eurocopter EC135
Agusta 109  Bell 430
Twin Engine Agusta 109 Twin Engine Bell 430
Eurocopter AS365 Dauphin  Eurocopter EC155 Dauphin
Twin Engine Eurocopter AS365 Dauphin Twin Engine Eurocopter EC155
Agusta Westland AW139  
Twin Engine Agusta Westland AW139  
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