Apart from a few stabilising struts, the cabin, which is not separated from the cockpit, is fully glazed. The fuselage frame and the stern boom are of tubular steel construction and are not clad. The lack of panelling gives a clear view and good access to the propulsion elements behind the cockpit. The Alouette was widely used in the military and civilian sector for passenger transport and as an observer, but above all in flight training (here mainly due to the single engine version for performing autorotations). In the past, it was also sometimes used for patient transport in air rescue, but only sporadically due to space constraints.
As the first helicopter model, the Alouette II was used by numerous German police helicopter squadrons, including for mission control and border surveillance at the Federal Border Guard (today the Federal Police, until the end of 2007), the German Bundeswehr (until the beginning of 2008), the Swiss companies Air Zermatt and Air-Glaciers (especially its successor model Lama), the Swiss Air Force, the Turkish police, the French and Belgian armed forces and the Argentinean Air Force.