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French military launches helicopter mengine maintenance improvement study

French military launches helicopter mengine maintenance improvement study

[Electronic Translation] The Ministry of the Armies launches Dominno, a study to improve military helicopter engines maintenance operations thanks to “big data”. A priority subject, while Florence Parly is now traveling to Bordeaux, to meet the staff of SIMMAD (future DMAé – Aeronautics Maintenance Division), as part of its MCO transformation plan (maintenance in operational condition aeronautics)… Read more »

Source: French Army, 03-Apr-18

French Army orders six more NH90s

French Army orders six more NH90s

The French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) has ordered six additional NH90 helicopters in tactical troop transport (TTH) configuration, bringing the total amount of NH90 TTHs on order for the French Army Aviation to 74. “The French armed forces have deployed the NH90 operationally in Mali where its outstanding endurance, versatility and manoeuvrability have been greatly… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 08-Jan-16

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French Army NH90 Full Flight Simulator Ready for Training

French Army NH90 Full Flight Simulator Ready for Training

SOGITEC INDUSTRIES announces that NAHEMA and the French Defense Procurement Agency (Direction générale de l’armement, DGA) have declared ready for training the French Army Aviation NH90 Full Flight Simulator (FFS). The FFS is operational at the French Army Aviation Academy NH90 Joint Training Center (Centre de formation interarmées, CFIA) in Le Cannet-des-Maures, south-eastern France. The… Read more »

Source: Sogitec, 04-Sep-15

Airbus Helicopters delivers the first Tiger HAD Block 2 attack helicopters to the French Army

Airbus Helicopters delivers the first Tiger HAD Block 2 attack helicopters to the French Army

The French Army’s Tiger combat helicopter fleet expanded yesterday with Airbus Helicopters’ delivery of the first two attack helicopters in the HAD Block 2 version, following its qualification by the French General Directorate for Armament on November 21. These two Tigers will join those already in service for the military, which have proven their capabilities… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 12-Dec-14

2nd French Army NH90 Simulator Ready for Training

2nd French Army NH90 Simulator Ready for Training

Sogitec Industries announces that NAHEMA and the French Defense Procurement Agency (Direction générale de l’armement, DGA) have declared ready for training the second French Army NH90 Caïman Multi-Role Training Device (MRTD) at full operational capability. This second MRTD is operational at the 1st Combat Helicopter Regiment at Phalsbourg Army Base, Eastern France. The first MRTD… Read more »

Source: Sogitec Industries, 11-Dec-14

Eurocopter delivers first Tiger HAD variant to the French military

Eurocopter delivers first Tiger HAD variant to the French military

Eurocopter’s first production Tiger helicopter in the HAD attack configuration was delivered to France’s DGA armament procurement agency today for operation by French Army Aviation units, providing a highly capable combat weapon system that is tailored to the world’s evolving battlefield conditions. This milestone followed DGA qualification of the Tiger HAD version on April 10,… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 22-Apr-13

French Army formally adopt NH90 Caiman

French Army formally adopt NH90 Caiman

[electronic translation] On 14th February, the Army formally adopted the Cayman NH 90, this helicopter class 11 tons, in its earthly TTH (Tactical Transport Helicopter) allowing instructors training center joint (CFIA) of Cannet des Maures (Var) to begin pilot training operational from April 2013. For the fleet renewal for tactical transport helicopter, this device has… Read more »

Source: ALAT, 26-Feb-13

French special forces pilot killed on the ground in Mali

French special forces pilot killed on the ground in Mali

The West Africa nation of Mali is currently going through a significant period of unrest – and France is the only foreign nation involved in the problem of Islamists invading the northern part of the country. French special forces lost helicopter co-pilot Damien Boiteux after he was hit by shrapnel on the ground – while… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 14-Jan-13

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French EC725 unit trains in air-to-air refuelling with Italian Air Force

French EC725 unit trains in air-to-air refuelling with Italian Air Force

[Electronic translation] From November 12 to November 21, 2012, the squadron of helicopters (EH) 1/67 “Pyrenees” in Cazaux Air Base 120 has led his second campaign refueling HAAR ( Helicopter Air to Air Refuelling ) in closely with the 46 th Brigade transport of the Italian Air Force based in Pisa (Italy). During this period,… Read more »

Source: Armée de l'air, 28-Nov-12

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03-Nov-12 F-RAUU Eurocopter AS555AN Toussus-le-Noble, France

Loss of control in the hover during post-maintenance test flight, and hit hangar.  3 injured, aircraft total loss.

03-Nov-12

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Turbomeca renews Global Support Package with French Government

Turbomeca renews Global Support Package with French Government

Turbomeca (Safran group) has renewed the “MCO” (Global Support Package) contract, entitled MCO 2*, with the French Government. Turbomeca undertakes, under the terms of this contract, to ensure availability of the 1,408 turbo-shaft engines equipping French Government helicopters for a 10-year period. These helicopters are used for military and paragovernmental missions of the French Air… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 21-Sep-12

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Eurocopter delivers second NH90 to French Army and seventh to French Navy

Eurocopter delivers second NH90 to French Army and seventh to French Navy

The French DGA armament procurement agency has taken delivery today of its second NH90 Tactical Transport Helicopter (TTH) and seventh NH90 NATO Frigate Helicopter (NFH), marking an important step forward in the largest European helicopter program launched to date. The ceremony celebrating this dual delivery was held at the Marignane, France headquarters of Eurocopter, and… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 31-Jul-12

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Eurocopter delivers first NH90 TTH to the French Army

Eurocopter delivers first NH90 TTH to the French Army

On 22nd December, Eurocopter delivered the first NH90 TTH (Tactical Transport Helicopter) to the ALAT (French Army Aviation Corps).  Prior to official information being released by the manufacturer, we consulted the the French defence ministry website, which told us that their TTH model carries Side and rear machine guns as well as the following equipment… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Dec-11

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New film release uses in-service French military helicopters

New film release uses in-service French military helicopters

The film “Forces spéciales” (Special Forces) is released in France today, and stars Diane Kruger, Djimon Hounsou and Benoît Magimel in the lead roles.  More importantly, it also stars the Eurocopter Tiger attack helicopter. While the Tiger is no stranger to screen roles, with one of the prototypes having first appeared as such in the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Nov-11

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France to upgrade seven Cougars

France to upgrade seven Cougars

[electronic translation] The Directorate General for Armaments (DGA) has ordered 11 October 2011 the renovation of seven Cougar helicopters (six machines in the Army and the Air Force). This command is part of the contract to modernize the entire fleet of military helicopters Cougar Eurocopter notified in January 2008 to 220 million euros. The aim… Read more »

Source: DGA, 31-Oct-11

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10-Jun-11 Eurocopter SA342M Bagram, Afghanistan (1F)

The pilot of a French Army Gazelle died when his helicopter crashed in poor weather conditions.  Victim later named as Lieutenant Matthew Gaudin, 37

10-Jun-11

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11-May-11 Eurocopter SA341 Rose, France

Precautionary landing in field after engine problems

11-May-11

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Thales TopOwl deployed with both French and US forces in Afghanistan

Thales TopOwl deployed with both French and US forces in Afghanistan

Bangalore, India, February 9, 2011 – Thales today announced that together with the Tiger and Huey UH-1Y helicopters, its TopOwl® Helmet Mounted Sight & Display system (HMSD) has been deployed with the French and US Forces in Afghanistan, to provide high levels of night vision performance and targeting capabilities for helicopter pilots. TopOwl® is already… Read more »

Source: Thales, 09-Feb-11

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12-Oct-10 Eurocopter SA341 Saint-Remèze, France

Heavy landing on training flight

12-Oct-10

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22-Sep-10 Eurocopter SA341 Plaisance-du-Gers, France

Gazelle from 5RHC was involved in low level training, and crashed in an open field.

22-Sep-10

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Tiger gunship debuts with French forces in Afghanistan

Tiger gunship debuts with French forces in Afghanistan

Thales has announced that together with the Tiger helicopter gunship, its TopOwl helmet-mounted sight and display system (HMSD) has been deployed with the French forces in Afghanista

Source: Sify, 21-Jul-10

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1-Jan-09 F-MJCK Eurocopter AS350BA ,

1-Jan-09 F-MJCK Eurocopter AS350BA ,

01-Jan-09

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