Germany launches HSG-64, their first NH-90 Squadron

Germany launches HSG-64, their first NH-90 Squadron

27-Oct-2010 Source: Luftwaffe

[Electronic translation from German original]

On 1 October 2010 was placed under a solemn appeal to the air base Holzdorf the only helicopter squadron of the Air Force. On 21 October 2010 was this helicopter squadron (HSG) 64 the first helicopter of the type NH-90. The new transport helicopter was flown by Lieutenant Colonel Reiner Schneider of the National Quality Assurance Office in Donaghadee for new home airport of the squadron in the Brandenburg village of wood.

The Helicopter Squadron 64 is well prepared for flight operations with the new helicopter. Over the last few years, including hangars for maintenance, repair and parking of aircraft built – in addition, the Tower building, a hall and a SAR helicopter wash bay. A cutting-edge fracture rescue and fire station and the construction of the simulator building NH-90 provide further infrastructural brands dar. on the air base by use of the flight simulator and computer-based training not only financial resources are conserved, but reduce it at the same time the environmental and noise pollution in the immediate environment . Benefit to the students is a realistic representation of scenarios that prepare future pilots even better to the challenges of possible applications.

The first NH-90 helicopters since 2007 at the Army Aviation School in Bückeburg (HFlgWaS) and the Technical School of the Air Force 3 in Fassberg (TSLw 3) used in the training operation. The NH-90 is all-weather capability, comprising made of composite materials and equipped with multiple redundant, digital fly-by-wire flight control system. It is intended as a substitute for the armed forces since the 1960s, used helicopter type Bell UH-1D.

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