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AS350FX is an upgraded AS350BA or B2. Upgraded powerplant, electrics etc. Better performance especially at high altitude/heavy weight.
Thanks NZAV8A.Is the "FX" an official Aerospatiale/Eurocopter designation then ?
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HJM was upgraded by Oceania Aviation in AKL, don't think the upgrade is available ex factory
From my understanding, the conversion kit comes from a crowd called Heli-Lynx (Canadian?), and the airframe is re-engined with a Honeywell LTS101-700 to deliver the benefits noted above. Seems unlikely that Eurocopter are particularly happy, but I note that Heli-Lynx have sold 10 kits into Australia this month.
Can you post a higher resolution shot of this photo please?