The Eurocopter (now Airbus HelicoptersAS355 Écureuil 2 (or Twin Squirrel) is a twin-engine light utility helicopter originally manufactured by Aérospatiale in France. The AS355 is marketed in North America as the TwinStar.

Development at Aérospatiale began in the early 1970s and the first flight took place in June 1974. A twin-engined version, known as the Twin Squirrel, or in North America as the TwinStar, first flew on 28 September 1979. In 2007, the more capable AS355 NP variant was introduced to service.

An extremely popular helicopter, if you’ve had a camera helicopter on your production then this was likely it. In other roles it’ll serve well as a Police helicopter or a luxury VIP example. In this last role we used one on “The Royals”, landing it on Camber Sands.

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10th April 2021

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10th April 2021

When you leave your tow truck in the company of aircraft painters... https://t.co/qYbRbFFJ9X

7th April 2021

Getting there now. This is just one paint shop by the way. There is another. Might be the largest gathering of Messerschmitts in a single colour since BofB? #messerschmitt #ukfilm #filmproduction #me108 #me109 https://t.co/Q0AgDVnWvA

6th April 2021

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5th April 2021

The first time G-OTME has been fully assembled in the U.K. Need to get rid of the terrible paint and get a permit put on her! #me108 #bf108 #messerschmitt https://t.co/XizTCA9Zc4

3rd April 2021

Starting to get a bit luftwaffery around here.. #messerschmitt #me108 #me109 #ukfilm #more? https://t.co/3p0MfUnS2i

3rd April 2021

This one has come out of hiding... G-OTME.. #messerschmitt #bf108 #me108 #warfilm #ukfilm #filmpoduction https://t.co/F3DjQELiWM

3rd April 2021

And so it begins... https://t.co/xPWZrR1ZuE

3rd April 2021

Our C47 studio set is now up on its motion base. There’ll be some rocking and rolling next week.. #ukfilm #warfilm #filmproduction #c47filming https://t.co/7V9DmSg7fB

2nd April 2021

Filming on/in/around Airliners. The most common request we receive is that of a production wishing to film inside an airliner. Be that…
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It's often the case that a production will wish to change the appearance of an aircraft to be used in…
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