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Germany ends Tiger Helicopter Grounding

Germany ends Tiger Helicopter Grounding

Airbus Tiger attack helicopters have been given approval by the German military to resume flights. The Tiger helicopters were grounded after a fatal crash in Mali. Pilots are now having to adhere to certain speed and weight restrictions, as well as the amount of autopilot usage, reports DFNS.net Air.

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Sep-17

German military receives first two H145M helicopters

German military receives first two H145M helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first two of fifteen H145M helicopters to the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr) today. The helicopters will be used by the Kommando Spezialkräfte (KSK), the German Army’s Special Forces, in Laupheim. “With its cutting-edge technologies, outstanding performance and true multi-role capabilities, the H145M answers to the challenging demands of our military… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Dec-15

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Airbus Helicopters wins full-service contract for German H145M fleet

Airbus Helicopters wins full-service contract for German H145M fleet

The German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr) have awarded Airbus Helicopters a full-service contract for the new H145M rotorcraft – which is to make its military debut with the German Air Force later this year. This seven-year comprehensive co-operative support and services agreement will ensure optimal availability, reliability and readiness for the German Air Force’s fleet of… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 02-Jun-15

Interim solution gets German NH90s airborne again

Interim solution gets German NH90s airborne again

[electronic translation] In the incident with a NH90 on 19 June 2014 in Termez / Uzbekistan occurred in connection with the engine stagnation in triggering the fire extinguishing system of the engine to a short circuit in the overhead Control Panel. To this end, the company announced AIRBUS Helicopter the Ministry of Defense and the… Read more »

Source: Bundeswehr, 23-Feb-15

After three decades of development, NH90s are too few and unreliable

After three decades of development, NH90s are too few and unreliable

As early as the mid-1980s, German army aviation needed new helicopters. Its Vietnam-era Bell UH-1s and Sikorsky CH-53s had seen better days. See Full Story

Source: Medium, 14-Jan-15

Airbus Helicopters extends German Army EC135 support by seven years

Airbus Helicopters extends German Army EC135 support by seven years

Airbus Helicopters has won the support contract to maintain, overhaul and ensure the availability of the German Army Aviation School’s fleet of EC135 training helicopters. This extends the existing contract, signed in 2005, by a further seven years. “At the core of the Airbus Helicopters full service contract is ensuring that on virtually every working… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 16-Dec-14

Airbus Helicopters picks Donaldson filters for German CH-53GA upgrades

Airbus Helicopters picks Donaldson filters for German CH-53GA upgrades

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), has been selected to provide air filtration systems for  CH-53 transport helicopters that Airbus Helicopters is upgrading for the German military. Donaldson’s products will filter cooling air for avionics bays on 40 medium-lift CH-53Gs that Airbus Helicopters is upgrading to the -53GA configuration… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 15-Jul-14

19-Jun-14 NH Industries NH90 Termez, Uzbekistan

Helicopter damaged after engine failure on medical flight.  Helicopter reportedly still in place four months later and cannot be flown

19-Jun-14

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04-Mar-13 Eurocopter EC505 Tiger Linderhof, Germany

Crashed into a field and caught fire

04-Mar-13

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Germany commits Tigers and NH90s to Afghanistan

Germany commits Tigers and NH90s to Afghanistan

[Electronic translation from German]  Finally it’s done. After a demanding mission preparation, the first support Tiger helicopter go later this year to Afghanistan. There they will protect German soldiers from the air. Is the main task of the Tiger combat helicopter regiment 36 from Fritzlar be the first aerial reconnaissance. Furthermore, the Tigers afford fire… Read more »

Source: German Army, 25-Nov-12

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Eurocopter hands over the first upgraded CH-53GA

Eurocopter hands over the first upgraded CH-53GA

Eurocopter’s delivery of the first production modernized CH-53GA transport helicopter to the German armed forces (Bundeswehr) was celebrated during a ceremony today at the ILA Berlin Air Show. The Eurocopter Military Support Center Germany currently is performing the comprehensive upgrade of 40 Bundeswehr CH-53G aircraft to the CH-53GA specification for both national and international deployment… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 13-Sep-12

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Four Tigers delivered for deployment to Afghanistan

Four Tigers delivered for deployment to Afghanistan

A significant milestone in Eurocopter’s Tiger support helicopter program has been reached following the delivery of the first four helicopters to be upgraded for deployment to Afghanistan. This now leaves the German Army in possession of a complete batch of ASGARD helicopters – a vital prerequisite if the Tiger is to be deployed in theater… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 13-Sep-12

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Germany plans big cuts in military aircraft orders

Germany plans big cuts in military aircraft orders

Germany plans drastic cuts in military programs, including NH90 and Tiger which are currently being built by Eurocopter at their Donauworth plant.  While the German military has not released an official statement on this, the Financial Times recently quoted that the reductions would be Airbus A400M reduced from 53 to 40 units Eurofighter Typhoon from… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Oct-11

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Eurocopter to equip German NH90TTHs for forward intensive-care CSAR missions

Eurocopter to equip German NH90TTHs for forward intensive-care CSAR missions

Eurocopter and the German Federal Ministry of Defence today signed a contract to upgrade 12 German Armed Forces NH90 tactical transport helicopters (TTH) for quick-change, intensive-care medical transport in forward air evacuation operations. This agreement, which was concluded at the 2011 Paris Air Show, includes the delivery of Forward Air MedEvac Kits (FwdAirMedEvac), enabling retrofit… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 21-Jun-11

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MBDA’s PARS-3LR guided missile successfully tested on German Tiger

MBDA’s PARS-3LR guided missile successfully tested on German Tiger

Three firings, three hits! This is the impressive score of the test firing exercise conducted with the PARS 3 LR guided antitank missile system. For the first time, the test firings with warheads were carried out using a Tiger support helicopter of the German Army. All guided missiles hit their targets at the optimum point… Read more »

Source: MBDA, 24-May-11

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German Army, USAF and UK Royal Navy to speak at military conference in UK

German Army, USAF and UK Royal Navy to speak at military conference in UK

Defence IQ confirms representatives from the German Army, US Air Force and UK Royal Navy as speakers at the International Military Helicopter conference, taking place 11th-13th May 2011 at the Olympia Conference Centre, London. Dedicated to the military helicopter community, this conference is scheduled to address the current capabilities and future requirements of participating nations,… Read more »

Source: Defence IQ, 21-Feb-11

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CAE wins defence contracts valued at more than Can$75M

CAE wins defence contracts valued at more than Can$75M

CAE today announced it has won defence contracts valued at more than C$75 million. Contracts include upgrading visual and display systems at the German Army Aviation School, renewing a long-term CF-18 systems engineering services agreement for the Canadian Forces, upgrading C-130J simulators for the U.K. Royal Air Force and upgrading a C-130H simulator for an… Read more »

Source: CAE, 30-Sep-10

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21-Mar-09 71+19 Bell UH-1D Bjerkvik, Norway

21-Mar-09 71+19 Bell UH-1D Bjerkvik, Norway

21-Mar-09

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