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AS565 MBe

AS565 MBe

The all-weather, multi-role force multiplier

The AS565 MBe naval version of Airbus’ Panther family of helicopters is an all-weather, multi-role medium rotorcraft, designed for operation from ship decks, offshore locations and land-based sites. It is made for a multitude of naval and coast guard missions such as maritime surveillance, search and rescue, casualty evacuation, offshore patrolling and counter-terrorism.


The Naval Utility Helicopter at its best

Already operated by many navies and maritime customers, the AS565 MBe Panther is the reference in the light-medium Naval Utility Helicopter segment.

Aircraft

Dependable

The AS565 MBe is powered by two Safran Arriel 2N turboshaft engines for reliable performance in high and hot conditions. It features modern cockpit avionics that include an automatic flight control system (AFCS) and flight management system.

Some 250 helicopters in the Panther/Dauphin family are operated by maritime customers in more than 20 countries, including the US Coast Guard’s fleet of around 100 MH-65s.

Technologically advanced

Enhancing the AS565 MBe’s mission capabilities are its advanced avionics and systems, including multifunction and tactical displays for the crew, while the FADEC full authority digital engine control system and vehicle and engine management display (VEMD) improve safety and reduce pilot workload.

Modular mechanical assembly design – along with fiberglass Starflex rotor heads, composite tail rotor blades and airframe – contribute to significant reductions in maintenance time and costs.

Additionally, the AS565 MBe incorporates a new-generation, 100-percent composite Fenestron® shrouded tail rotor, which provides high manoeuvrability, low external sound levels, and optimal safety for passengers, ground and air crews. 

Going to sea

The AS565 MBe is fully qualified to operate from over 100 classes of NATO ships, and complies with NATO standardisation agreements (STANAGs) regarding tie-down fittings, fuel hoses and DC/AC electrical connectors.

The helicopter’s use of a hydraulically-activated harpoon with deck-lock securing enables the AS565 MBe to land and take off from ship decks regardless of the wind direction.

Maintainable

For its deployment from ships, forward bases and other remote locations, the AS565 MBe is designed for simple and safe maintenance access. 

Replacement times are rapid for such assemblies as the engine, main rotor gearbox and blades, as well as main and tail rotor hubs. Also contributing to the serviceability are easy operational maintenance features such as fast lubrication of the main rotor head and tail rotor.

See the HCare Services section for more information about services at Airbus Helicopters.

Missions

Anti-surface unit warfare

The AS565 MBe is highly effective in anti-surface unit warfare missions (ASuW), including over-the-horizon targeting (OTHT) for ships with long-range anti-ship missiles.

By acting as the ship’s principal weapon system, it can search, classify, shadow and strike with precision well beyond the horizon. At Best Endurance Speed (VBE) the aircraft has a loiter time in excess of four hours.

 

Enforcement

Rapid and quiet, Airbus’ AS565 MBe is a highly cost-effective tool against piracy, smuggling and illegal fishing, as well as for all policing roles in exclusive economic zones (EEZs) or areas of national interest.

For law enforcement and anti-smuggling missions, the helicopter has a multi-hour endurance at loiter speeds, and can be configured for snipers and rapid boarding parties with weapons such as cabin-mounted machine guns. Other mission equipment includes a range of sensors, searchlights and loudspeakers.

 

Documents

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06 December 2017

AS565 MBe Infographic

The Naval Utility helicopter

Naming Convention      
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21 November 2017

Naming Convention

Airbus Helicopters renamed the majority of its products in 2015 to reflects its own rebranding as Airbus and to provide its customers with a coherent and easy-tounderstand product range.

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Brochure Military Range      
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29 February 2016

Brochure Military Range

AS565 MBe Brochure Presentation      
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12 June 2017

AS565 MBe Brochure Presentation

AS565 MBe Technical Data      
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18 May 2016

AS565 MBe Technical Data

2016

Photos and videos

AS565 MBe      
AS565 MBe
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23 November 2017

AS565 MBe

The AS565 MBe naval version of Airbus’ Panther family of helicopters is an all-weather, multi-role medium rotorcraft, designed for operation from ship decks, offshore locations and land-based sites.

Read more
AS565      
AS565
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23 November 2017

AS565

The AS565 MBe is powered by two Safran Arriel 2N turboshaft engines for reliable performance in high and hot conditions. It features modern cockpit avionics that include an automatic flight control system (AFCS) and flight management system.

Read more
AS565 MBe      
AS565 MBe
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25 October 2017

AS565 MBe

Some 250 helicopters in the Panther/Dauphin family are operated by maritime customers in more than 20 countries, including the US Coast Guard’s fleet of around 100 MH-65s.

Read more
AS565 MBe      
AS565 MBe
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25 October 2017

AS565 MBe

The helicopter’s use of a hydraulically-activated harpoon with deck-lock securing enables the AS565 MBe to land and take off from ship decks regardless of the wind direction.

Read more
Safe and simple maintenance      
Safe and simple maintenance
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24 February 2017

Safe and simple maintenance

For its deployment from ships, forward bases and other remote locations, the AS565 MBe is designed for simple and safe maintenance access.

Read more
AS565 MBe      
AS565 MBe
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24 February 2017

AS565 MBe

Replacement times are rapid for such assemblies as the engine, main rotor gearbox and blades, as well as main and tail rotor hubs. Also contributing to the serviceability are easy operational maintenance features such as fast lubrication of the main rotor head and tail rotor.

Read more
AS565 MBe      
AS565 MBe
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24 February 2017

AS565 MBe

Modular mechanical assembly design – along with fiberglass Starflex rotor heads, composite tail rotor blades and airframe – contribute to significant reductions in maintenance time and costs.

Read more
Panther helicopters      
Panther helicopters
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24 February 2017

Panther helicopters

Some 250 helicopters in the Panther/Dauphin family are operated by maritime customers in more than 20 countries, including the US Coast Guard’s fleet of around 100 MH-65s.

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Airbus Helicopters delivers first three AS565 MBe Panther to Indonesia      
Airbus Helicopters delivers first three AS565 MBe Panther to Indonesia
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22 November 2016

Airbus Helicopters delivers first three AS565 MBe Panther to Indonesia

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first three of the 11 AS565 MBe Panther helicopters to Indonesia, ahead of contract schedule, at a ceremony at Airbus Helicopters’ headquarters in Marignane, in the presence of representatives from Indonesia’s Ministry of Defence and the Indonesian Navy.

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Airbus Helicopters delivers first three AS565 MBe Panther to Indonesia      
Airbus Helicopters delivers first three AS565 MBe Panther to Indonesia
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22 November 2016

Airbus Helicopters delivers first three AS565 MBe Panther to Indonesia

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first three of the 11 AS565 MBe Panther helicopters to Indonesia, ahead of contract schedule, at a ceremony at Airbus Helicopters’ headquarters in Marignane, in the presence of representatives from Indonesia’s Ministry of Defence and the Indonesian Navy.

Read more
Airbus Helicopters delivers first three AS565 MBe Panther to Indonesia      
Airbus Helicopters delivers first three AS565 MBe Panther to Indonesia
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22 November 2016

Airbus Helicopters delivers first three AS565 MBe Panther to Indonesia

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first three of the 11 AS565 MBe Panther helicopters to Indonesia, ahead of contract schedule, at a ceremony at Airbus Helicopters’ headquarters in Marignane, in the presence of representatives from Indonesia’s Ministry of Defence and the Indonesian Navy.

Read more
AS565 Mbe      
AS565 Mbe
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02 November 2016

AS565 Mbe

For its deployment from ships, forward bases and other remote locations, the AS565 MBe is designed for simple and safe maintenance access.

Read more
AS565 MBe      
AS565 MBe
 / 

02 November 2016

AS565 MBe

Rapid and quiet, Airbus’ AS565 MBe is a highly cost-effective tool against piracy, smuggling and illegal fishing, as well as for all policing roles in exclusive economic zones (EEZs) or areas of national interest.

Read more
AS565 MBe for law enforcement and anti-smuggling      
AS565 MBe for law enforcement and anti-smuggling
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02 November 2016

AS565 MBe for law enforcement and anti-smuggling

For law enforcement and anti-smuggling missions, the helicopter has a multi-hour endurance at loiter speeds, and can be configured for snipers and rapid boarding parties with weapons such as cabin-mounted machine guns. Other mission equipment includes a range of sensors, searchlights and loudspeakers.

Read more
anti-surface unit warfare missions (ASuW)      
anti-surface unit warfare missions (ASuW)
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02 November 2016

anti-surface unit warfare missions (ASuW)

By acting as the ship’s principal weapon system, it can search, classify, shadow and strike with precision well beyond the horizon. At Best Endurance Speed (VBE) the aircraft has a loiter time in excess of four hours.

Read more
Anti-surface unit warfare missions      
Anti-surface unit warfare missions
 / 

02 November 2016

Anti-surface unit warfare missions

The AS565 MBe is highly effective in anti-surface unit warfare missions (ASuW), including over-the-horizon targeting (OTHT) for ships with long-range anti-ship missiles.

Read more
Airbus Helicopters delivers first AS565 MBe Panther to the Mexican Navy      
Airbus Helicopters delivers first AS565 MBe Panther to the Mexican Navy
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29 September 2016

Airbus Helicopters delivers first AS565 MBe Panther to the Mexican Navy

With more than ten years’ experience of flying the Panther, the Mexican Navy is the launch customer for the upgraded AS565 MBe variant. More powerful and efficient in hot & high environments, the new version is also safer, more cost-effective and easier to maintain.

Read more
Airbus Helicopters delivers first AS565 MBe Panther to the Mexican Navy, Delivery of the first  AS565 MBe Panther to  the Mexico'Marine at Airbus Helicopters (Marignane)., Airbus Helicopters delivers first AS565 MBe Panther to the Mexican Navy      
Airbus Helicopters delivers first AS565 MBe Panther to the Mexican Navy, Delivery of the first  AS565 MBe Panther to  the Mexico'Marine at Airbus Helicopters (Marignane)., Airbus Helicopters delivers first AS565 MBe Panther to the Mexican Navy
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29 September 2016

Airbus Helicopters delivers first AS565 MBe Panther to the Mexican Navy, Delivery of the first AS565 MBe Panther to the Mexico'Marine at Airbus Helicopters (Marignane)., Airbus Helicopters delivers first AS565 MBe Panther to the Mexican Navy

With more than ten years’ experience of flying the Panther, the Mexican Navy is the launch customer for the upgraded AS565 MBe variant. More powerful and efficient in hot & high environments, the new version is also safer, more cost-effective and easier to maintain.

Read more
Airbus Helicopters delivers first AS565 MBe Panther to the Mexican Navy, Delivery of the first  AS565 MBe Panther to  the Mexico'Marine at Airbus Helicopters (Marignane)., Airbus Helicopters delivers first AS565 MBe Panther to the Mexican Navy      
Airbus Helicopters delivers first AS565 MBe Panther to the Mexican Navy, Delivery of the first  AS565 MBe Panther to  the Mexico'Marine at Airbus Helicopters (Marignane)., Airbus Helicopters delivers first AS565 MBe Panther to the Mexican Navy
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29 September 2016

Airbus Helicopters delivers first AS565 MBe Panther to the Mexican Navy, Delivery of the first AS565 MBe Panther to the Mexico'Marine at Airbus Helicopters (Marignane)., Airbus Helicopters delivers first AS565 MBe Panther to the Mexican Navy

With more than ten years’ experience of flying the Panther, the Mexican Navy is the launch customer for the upgraded AS565 MBe variant. More powerful and efficient in hot & high environments, the new version is also safer, more cost-effective and easier to maintain.

Read more
Make in India’ boost: Mahindra to make parts for Airbus Helicopters AS565 MBe Panther rotorcraft      
Make in India’ boost: Mahindra to make parts for Airbus Helicopters AS565 MBe Panther rotorcraft
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12 July 2016

Make in India’ boost: Mahindra to make parts for Airbus Helicopters AS565 MBe Panther rotorcraft

Airbus Helicopters has awarded a contract to Mahindra Aerostructures to make airframe parts for the AS565 MBe Panther. These parts will be produced at the Mahindra facility in Bengaluru. They will be shipped directly to the Airbus Helicopter production line in Marignane, France where they will be integrated with the rest of the airframe assembly and will form a critical part of the Panthers sold worldwide.

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AS565 MBe news

Ten AS565 MBe Panther helicopters in service in Mexico

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Airbus Helicopters completes AS565 MBe Panther deliveries to Mexican Navy

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Airbus Helicopters delivers first three AS565 MBe Panther to Indonesia

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Airbus Helicopters delivers first AS565 MBe Panther to the Mexican Navy

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Make in India’ boost: Mahindra to make parts for Airbus Helicopters AS565 MBe Panther rotorcraft

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An exclusive look at the new Panther MBe before summer deliveries

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