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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So today we’ve been mainly cutting a JetRanger in half. Longways. They build ‘em tough.. #ukfilm #filmproduction #bell206 #jetranger #actionvehicle https://t.co/tqJQBwtJcQ

13th January 2021

Back to work with a trio of Jettys! A flying example, one for the studio and one for the crash scene. Everything gets painted to match and we make the crashed one a little more complete. Coming to a Feature Film near you soon! #bell206 #ukfilm #filmproduction https://t.co/Pwtm3CT64L

29th December 2020

Off to collect a crashed helicopter but seriously considering a divert. Looks like a fun place... https://t.co/S2wPRopNJh

29th December 2020

Look what Santa left under the tree! New fleet addition. Not a studio set this time but a real flying one. Thanks to Andy at Europlane Sales (http://www.europlanesales.com) for making it so easy.. #md500 https://t.co/7pYZYHGNA1

28th December 2020

Deserted airliner walkthrough, can you guess the type? Big reveal at the end! #ukfilm #filmproduction #airliner https://t.co/LTd5Mm7Qll

28th December 2020

RT @BoardingPassRO: Niciodată nu e prea târziu pentru ultimul zbor! 🎥: Daniel Gonzalez https://t.co/RLETa8UBv9

24th December 2020

RT @WarnerBrosUK: He’s back. Chris Pine returns as Steve Trevor in #WonderWoman1984. See it in selected cinemas now! https://t.co/PtVtIbTRE2

24th December 2020

What a lovely way to end the year. Well done Danny ⁦@realsfx⁩, total star! https://t.co/i5Jyv3sDO9

22nd December 2020

RT @CardiffLocalTV: The family behind film company @realsfx and charity @DreamsWishesOrg have teamed up to make Cardiff's most festive hous…

22nd December 2020

Another day, another dollar (every .6 of a second or thereabouts..) #vintagehelicopter #seaking #s61 https://t.co/khRpSyG3Ry

17th December 2020

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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Published 17.09.2011 by simon