30-May-2012 Source: Australian Army
The Australian Armyâ€™s fleet of Armed Reconnaissance Helicopters (ARH) has returned to regular training activities following the lifting of a temporary suspension that was put in place on 16 May 2012 due to the detection of fumes in the cockpit of the aircraft.
The Army Operational Airworthiness Authority lifted the suspension late yesterday following a detailed assessment and a recommendation from the Technical Airworthiness Authority to resume flying operations.
There are 22 ARH in the Australian Armyâ€™s Oakey and Darwin based fleet, 19 of which are in the fully capable configuration operating in the fleet.
The ARH will soon deploy on Armyâ€™s largest annual foundation warfighting exercise. Exercise Hamel will be conducted in the Shoalwater Bay Training Area over three weeks from 21 June.