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Norwegian NH90 self-protection suite testing completed

Norwegian NH90 self-protection suite testing completed

9-Mar-2016Source: NH Industries

NHI successfully completed the test campaign of the self-protection suite of the Norwegian NH90.  The aircraft NH90 NNWN01 prototype was manned by Finmeccanica Helicopter Division flight test team (Test Pilot Roger Mowbray and Flight Test Engineer Fabrizio Santarossa) and supported by a multi-national, multi-disciplined team from several organisations. This comprehensive suite encompasses a Radar Warner... Read more

Reiser ships NH90 maintenance training rig

Reiser ships NH90 maintenance training rig

22-Feb-2016Source: Reiser

A full-featured and highly realistic NH90 maintenance training rig (MTR) left Reiser Simulation and Training’s Berg headquarters today, destined for the Internationales Hubschrauberausbildungszentrum VI in Fassberg, a key educational facility for training aircraft technical personnel of the Germany Army Aviation Corps. It is the third such rig delivered to the German armed forces, and the... Read more

Norway takes delivery of their first sonar-equipped NH90

Norway takes delivery of their first sonar-equipped NH90

8-Feb-2016Source: NHI

NHI is pleased to announce the delivery of the sixth NH90 helicopter to the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (NDMA).This event took place in Tessera (Italy), Finmeccanica Helicopter Division facility, in presence of Mr Vittorio Della Bella Managing Director of NHIndustries and Colonel Nils Frøisland from Norway. The Helicopter took off today from Tessera. The delivery... Read more

Airbus release their numbers for 2015

Airbus release their numbers for 2015

26-Jan-2016Source: Airbus

Capitalising on its transformation plan that has put the company’s priorities on customer satisfaction, quality and safety, and competitiveness, Airbus Helicopters focused its efforts in 2015 on executing its strategic roadmap and meeting its targets against a challenging market backdrop and delays in the key military campaigns. During 2015, Airbus Helicopters delivered 395 rotorcraft from... Read more

French Army orders six more NH90s

French Army orders six more NH90s

8-Jan-2016Source: Airbus

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

Airbus delivers first Swedish ASW NH90

Airbus delivers first Swedish ASW NH90

17-Dec-2015Source: NH Industries

Today, Airbus Helicopters delivered the first Swedish NH90 in full anti-submarine warfare (ASW) configuration to the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration FMV (Försvarets Materielverk). The fully-qualified rotorcraft has an entirely customized mission system including underwater sonar, tactical radar and high cabin for improved interior space. “In terms of versatility and customisability, the Swedish NH90 ASW demonstrates the benefits of an... Read more

Selex obstacle avoidance system goes live on Italian NH90s

Selex obstacle avoidance system goes live on Italian NH90s

22-Oct-2015Source: Selex

Selex ES, is now on board an Italian Army NH90 TTH. The helicopter has just been delivered to the Italian Ministry of Defence. The validation activity was managed in collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Defence’s Direzione Armamenti Aeronautici e per l’Aeronavigabilità (ARMAEREO). LOAM, developed and manufactured by Selex ES at its Genoa site, is... Read more

NH Industries delivers the 250th NH90

NH Industries delivers the 250th NH90

14-Oct-2015Source: NH Industries

NHIndustries celebrated the delivery of the 250th NH90 military helicopter today. The event took place in Viterbo,Italy during the annual NH90 users conference in presence of Brigadier General Antonio Bettelli commander of Italian Army Aviation. “We are committed, at NHI, to delivering our helicopters on-time to our customers. The delivery of the 250th aircraft today... Read more

Patria to supply NH90 parts to Sweden and Finland

Patria to supply NH90 parts to Sweden and Finland

12-Oct-2015Source: Patria

Patria Helicopters AB, has signed an agreement to supply NH90 spare parts for Swedish Armed Forces. The order is valued approximately EUR 9.1 million. Patria has likewise won recently several NH90 spare part orders from Finnish Defence Forces. As an NH Industries (NHI) Authorized Nordic NH90 Service Center in Finland, Sweden, and Norway, Patria is... Read more

French Navy receives 15th NH90 NFH

French Navy receives 15th NH90 NFH

23-Sep-2015Source: Airbus

Airbus Helicopters, the French Defense procurement agency (DGA – Direction générale de l’armement) and the French Navy today marked the handover of the 15th NH90 NFH multimission naval helicopter, the first to be delivered in the final radar configuration (FRC), during a ceremony held in the facilities in Marignane. The DGA ordered 27 NH90 NFH... Read more

French Army NH90 Full Flight Simulator Ready for Training

French Army NH90 Full Flight Simulator Ready for Training

4-Sep-2015Source: Sogitec

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

Just four of 39 NH90s are serviceable, claims German newspaper

Just four of 39 NH90s are serviceable, claims German newspaper

11-Aug-2015Source: i24 News

The German military is to invest billions of euros to fix recurring problems with its aircraft, helicopters and other military equipment, an official said on Friday.See Full Story... Read more

Swedish military signs five year NH90 component contract with Saab

Swedish military signs five year NH90 component contract with Saab

21-Jul-2015Source: SAAB

This new contract covers component maintenance for the TMS to ensure full system availability. This will include, among other capabilities, the helicopter’s sonar system for anti-submarine warfare. Saab is now responsible for the support and maintenance of the entire Hkp 14 TMS. “This agreement confirms our strength as a support provider who ensures the availability... Read more

Finnish Army NH90 Multi-Role Training Device Ready for Training

Finnish Army NH90 Multi-Role Training Device Ready for Training

21-Jul-2015Source: Sogitec

SOGITEC INDUSTRIES announces that NAHEMA and the Finnish Defence Forces Logistics Command have declared ready for training the Finnish Army NH90 Multi-Role Training Device (MRTD). The MRTD is now operational within the helicopter battalion at Utti Jaeger Regiment, South-Eastern Finland. The MRTD addresses NH90 training needs for the 3 main areas of missions assigned to... Read more

Finland recieves last NH90 from order for 20

Finland recieves last NH90 from order for 20

13-Jul-2015Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters and Patria, the company responsible for the local assembly of the NH90, marked the important milestone of the delivery of the 20th and last serial NH90 during a ceremony with the customer at Patria’s facility in Halli, Finland. “These helicopters are used for various tasks of the Finnish Defense Forces such as national... Read more

Egypt apparently acquiring NH90 for FREMM frigate

Egypt apparently acquiring NH90 for FREMM frigate

2-Jul-2015Source: Defence Web

Egypt is reportedly seeking to acquire a single NH90 multimission helicopter for its new FREMM frigate, which was transferred by DCNS to the Egyptian flag on 23 June. See Full Story... Read more

Australian NH90s having startup/shutdown problems in windy conditions

Australian NH90s having startup/shutdown problems in windy conditions

1-Jul-2015Source: ABC

Australia’s new army and navy helicopters have been proving difficult to start and stop in strong winds. See Full Story... Read more

NH90s are almost undeployable on Royal New Zealand Navy ships

NH90s are almost undeployable on Royal New Zealand Navy ships

26-Jun-2015Source: Voxy

A written parliamentary answer to New Zealand First confirms the $771 million NH90 helicopters were one of our worst military procurement decisions as they are almost undeployable on Royal New Zealand Navy ships. See Full Story.... Read more

NH Industries celebrates NH90 Initial Operational Capability in Belgium

NH Industries celebrates NH90 Initial Operational Capability in Belgium

18-Jun-2015Source: NH Industries

NHI celebrated today the Initial Operational Capability of the Belgian NH90s. This event took place today in the NHI pavilion in presence of Colonel Dejaeger Commander of the Air Component of Belgium and the NHI Directoire. After having ordered 4 Tactical Transport NH90s and 4 Naval NH90s and proceeded to the training of its aircrews,... Read more

15th NH90 Caiman delivered to French Army

15th NH90 Caiman delivered to French Army

18-Jun-2015Source: NH Industries

NHI celebrated today the Initial Operational Capability of the Belgian NH90s. This event took place today in the NHI pavilion in presence of Colonel Dejaeger Commander of the Air Component of Belgium and the NHI Directoire. After having ordered 4 Tactical Transport NH90s and 4 Naval NH90s and proceeded to the training of its aircrews,... Read more

Airbus Helicopters to show wide range at Paris Air Show

Airbus Helicopters to show wide range at Paris Air Show

12-Jun-2015Source: Airbus

Airbus Helicopters will be presenting four aircraft on the static display. The full scale representative model of the all-new highly innovative H160 will be presented for the first time in Europe. The H160 brings form and function together in a highly stylized rotorcraft, which integrates as many as 68 different Airbus Helicopters-patented technologies including the... Read more

Belgium puts NH90 into operation

Belgium puts NH90 into operation

21-May-2015Source: Belgium Defense

[electronic translation] The new NH90 helicopters of the Defence be ready to conduct operations in a ‘friendly’ environment. At the airbase of Beauvechain, the commander of the Air Component May 20, the 18th squadron officially ‘initial operational capable’ explained. “We are pleased that we now have a new operational capability,” said Major General Frederik Vansina... Read more

Stock Check – A total of 237 NH90s have so far been delivered

Stock Check – A total of 237 NH90s have so far been delivered

1-Apr-2015Source: NH Industries

The NH90 new generation helicopter entered service in 2006. Though it was designed primarily for military missions, the helicopter started its operational carreer as a disaster relief aircraft. The first operation occurred in Italy in 2009, after the earthquake in l’Aquila region. The Italian Army engaged its NH90 TTHs to provide disaster relief assistance to... Read more

NH90 acquisition criticised as NZ use Seasprite for Vanuatu aid flights

NH90 acquisition criticised as NZ use Seasprite for Vanuatu aid flights

1-Apr-2015Source: The New Zealand Herald

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says the difficulties in using the Royal New Zealand Air Force’s helicopters in cyclone-hit Vanuatu shows the Government needs to be very careful in making its next military purchases. See Full Story... Read more

French Navy signs off MU90 torpedo on NH90 Caiman

French Navy signs off MU90 torpedo on NH90 Caiman

17-Mar-2015Source: French Navy

Friday, March 13, 2015 was an important date for the NH90 Caiman in France as it became a combat helicopter in its own right following the statement by the General Staff of the Navy of an initial operational capability of firing the torpedo MU90 .  This is a major milestone for the torque capability FREMM / Cayman... Read more

Interim solution gets German NH90s airborne again

Interim solution gets German NH90s airborne again

23-Feb-2015Source: Bundeswehr

[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

Germany grounds NH90 over design flaw

Germany grounds NH90 over design flaw

9-Feb-2015Source: HeliHub.com

The German military announced Friday that they had informed Airbus Helicopters (a partner in NH Industries) on Thursday 5th February 2015 of a design issue with the NH90.  Following their accident investigation of the crash of  one of their NH90 helicopters on June 19, 2014 in Uzbekistan, certain technical improvements to the overhead Control Panel... Read more

Terma to Field Aircraft Survivability Equipment on Dutch NH90s

Terma to Field Aircraft Survivability Equipment on Dutch NH90s

28-Jan-2015Source: Terma

Terma has been contracted by the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) to integrate the Terma Modular Aircraft Survivability (MASE) Pod onto the Dutch air force’ NH-90 helicopters. The MASE Pod solution includes the Terma developed and manufactured Electronic Warfare Management System, ALQ-213 in the latest version, Missile Warning sensors, and Chaff/Flare Dispenser modules. The modular... Read more

Netherlands retires SAR Agusta-Bell 412 fleet

Netherlands retires SAR Agusta-Bell 412 fleet

15-Jan-2015Source: Ministry of Defence

As of 1 January 2015, the Defence organisation has taken its characteristic yellow AB-412 search-and-rescue helicopters out of service. These helicopters, which flew for Defence Helicopter Command, are to be disposed of. Consequently, 303 Squadron, stationed at Leeuwarden Air Base, will be disbanded in the near future. During the course of 2014, the 3 Defence... Read more

A109LUH and NH90 fleets come together in RNZAF 3 Squadron

A109LUH and NH90 fleets come together in RNZAF 3 Squadron

23-Dec-2014Source: RNZAF

A ceremony to mark the change of command of the Royal New Zealand Air Force’s 3 Squadron took place at RNZAF Base Ohakea today. The change of command parade also marked the integration of the Helicopter Transition Unit (HTU) into 3 Squadron, bringing the entire rotary wing transport force together under the 3 Squadron banner.... Read more

Dutch Defence Minister re-starts NH90 deliveries

Dutch Defence Minister re-starts NH90 deliveries

22-Dec-2014Source: HeliHub.com

In late June, the Netherlands suspended deliveries of their fleet of NH90s due to significant wear and corrosion issues in the aircraft they already had delivered.  In recent days, Defense Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert has written to the Dutch parliament to say that she is confident with the manufacturer’s assurances to restart deliveries.  This was likely... Read more

Belgium takes Delivery of last NH90TTH

Belgium takes Delivery of last NH90TTH

17-Nov-2014Source: NHI

NHI is proud to announce the delivery to the Belgian Defence of its fourth NH90 Tactical Transport Helicopter. This event took place in Marignane, where the helicopter was built, in the presence of Lt General Clement, General Director of Material and Resources. This helicopter will be based in Beauvechain, home of the 1st Wing. It... Read more

Kongsberg and AgustaWestland increased co-operation

Kongsberg and AgustaWestland increased co-operation

17-Jul-2014Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland today signed a protocol for extending and increasing co-operation relating to Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) of dynamic components (including various gear boxes) for the NH90 helicopter and a range of AgustaWestland helicopters. The protocol is an overarching agreement outlining the intentions of making KONGSBERG a Centre of Excellence for MRO of dynamic components... Read more

Australian National Audit Office criticises NH90 procurement program

Australian National Audit Office criticises NH90 procurement program

9-Jul-2014Source: ANAO

The Australian National Audit Office recently issued a report on their NH90 (known locally as ARH90) procurement program, and the contents give rise to a number of questions.  See the summary or the full 232 page audit report... Read more

Corrosion stops Netherlands NH90 deliveries

Corrosion stops Netherlands NH90 deliveries

30-Jun-2014Source: Dutch military

[electronic translation] The corrosion and wear on the NH90 helicopter is larger than expected and Defense take the remaining 7 devices not currently on manufacturer NHIndustries (NHI). Minister Hennis-Plasschaert writes that today the House. Only when there are agreements with the factory about solutions, and it is clear who will pay the repairs, the new devices are... Read more

NHI Delivers the 200th NH90

NHI Delivers the 200th NH90

25-Jun-2014Source: NH Industries

NHI celebrated today the 200th NH90 helicopter delivery. The 200th NH90, a TTH (Tactical Transport Helicopter) variant, was delivered officially to Belgian Defence and will be operated from Beauvechain Air Force Base by the 1st Wing. The handover ceremony took place during the annual NH90 Product Conference being held this year at the German Army... Read more

19-Jun-14  NH Industries NH90 Termez, Uzbekistan

19-Jun-14 NH Industries NH90 Termez, Uzbekistan

19-Jun-2014

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

Australian Army Black Hawk upgrade to hit 70 jobs

Australian Army Black Hawk upgrade to hit 70 jobs

1-Jun-2014Source: News.com.au

BAE Systems says the agreement to service the Black Hawk fleet in Townsville concludes on January 31 next year, as the Australian Army upgrades to the NH90  See full story... Read more

ILA 2014: NH90 celebrates 50,000 flight hours

ILA 2014: NH90 celebrates 50,000 flight hours

21-May-2014Source: Airbus Helicopters

NHIndustries hosted an NH90 program update at ILA Berlin 2014, presenting the most important milestones in this new generation helicopter’s operations. Guests were welcomed by Airbus Helicopters CEO Guillaume Faury, who took the opportunity to underline the helicopter’s outstanding performance and flexibility. NHI President Vincent Dubrule and NHI Managing Director Luigi Cereti reported on the... Read more

Qatar commits to huge military orders including NH90 and AH-64E

Qatar commits to huge military orders including NH90 and AH-64E

28-Mar-2014Source: Reuters

Qatar announced contracts worth about $23 billion on Thursday to buy attack helicopters, guided missiles, tankers and other weapons – See full story... Read more

Airbus Helicopters highlights 30 years of Middle East military support at DIMDEX

Airbus Helicopters highlights 30 years of Middle East military support at DIMDEX

25-Mar-2014Source: Airbus Helicopters

The capabilities of Airbus Helicopters‟ rotorcraft to meet land- and sea-based mission requirements of Middle East military forces will be underscored in the company‟s presence at next week‟s Doha International Defence Exhibition & Conference (DIMDEX). “With 30-plus years of partnership in the Middle East and more than 600 rotorcraft in service, Airbus Helicopters is fully... Read more

Airbus Helicopters takes NH90 and AS565 models to DIMDEX exhibition

Airbus Helicopters takes NH90 and AS565 models to DIMDEX exhibition

24-Mar-2014Source: Airbus Helicopters

The multi-role NH90 and the multi-purpose AS565 Panther will take center stage from March 25-27 at the Airbus Group booth at the Doha International Defence Exhibition & Conference (DIMDEX) in Qatar. The scale models of both aircraft highlight Airbus Helicopters’ capability to meet the land- and sea-based mission requirements of Middle East military forces. Come... Read more

AmSafe Bridport wins multipurpose helicopter transport system contract for French military

AmSafe Bridport wins multipurpose helicopter transport system contract for French military

19-Feb-2014Source: AmSafe Bridport

AmSafe Bridport Limited has been awarded a contract from the French Direction Générale de L’armement (DGA) for its requirement for a multipurpose helicopter transport system [designated as système d’hélitransport polyvalent; (SHP)] for the French armed forces helicopter fleet. The SHP is a suite of specialist helicopter cargo lifting equipment capable of safely and efficiently transporting... Read more

Sweden takes delivery of first International Mission NH90

Sweden takes delivery of first International Mission NH90

23-Dec-2013Source: Nordic Rotors

The Swedish Armed Forces has taken delivery of its very first “International Mission” version of the NH90. The helicopter, locally designated HKP 14D and globally named NHIndustries NH90 TTT/IM, landed at Malmen Air Base in Linköping on 12 December 2013 following an overnight stop at the helicopter squadron in Luleå. It was officially handed over... Read more

New Zealand compensated for NH90 delays

New Zealand compensated for NH90 delays

9-Dec-2013Source: NZ Herald

The NZ Herald is saying that NH Industries are compensating New Zealand for late deliveries of their NH90 fleet.  A total of 8 operational and 1 spare aircraft are being procured, with delivery of the last example expected to arrive 34 months late  See full story... Read more

Royal Netherlands Navy Takes Delivery of NH90 Mission Planning & Analysis System

Royal Netherlands Navy Takes Delivery of NH90 Mission Planning & Analysis System

29-Nov-2013Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) has taken delivery of a Mission Planning & Analysis System (MPAS) in the Final Operative Configuration for its fleet of NH90 NFH medium twin naval helicopters. This delivery of MPAS follows the one released into service in 2011 and it is... Read more

First NH90 NFH “Step B” delivered to Italian Navy

First NH90 NFH “Step B” delivered to Italian Navy

13-Nov-2013Source: NH Industries

NHI is proud to announce that the first NH90 NFH Step B, has been delivered today to the Italian Navy. This fully operational naval helicopter will be assigned to the 5th Helicopter Squadron of the Italian Navy at the Sarzana-Luni base. The Italian Navy has ordered 56 NH90s, 46 of which in the NFH variant.... Read more

Canadian H-92 program at risk as Government meets AgustaWestland and NH Industries

Canadian H-92 program at risk as Government meets AgustaWestland and NH Industries

8-Oct-2013Source: CBC

Senior National Defence and Public Works officials have informally asked rival aircraft makers if they can step in to pick up the pieces if the troubled CH-148 Cyclone helicopter program is cancelled  see full story... Read more

Finland renegotiates NH90 contract

Finland renegotiates NH90 contract

20-Sep-2013Source: Janes

Finland has renegotiated its contract with NHIndustries for the NH90 utility helicopter, to reflect delays to the delivery schedule. See  story... Read more

Patria nominated as Nordic NH90 Service Center

Patria nominated as Nordic NH90 Service Center

13-Sep-2013Source: Patria

Patria and NH Industries (NHI) have signed a NH90 Service Center Agreement enhancing their co-operation in the helicopter life-cycle support services for the Nordic customers. Through this agreement, Patria gets an official status to act as NHI authorized Nordic NH90 Service Center inFinland, Sweden and Norway in the agreed perimeter of activities. The Nordic NH90 Service Center status gives... Read more

France testing MU90 torpedo on NH90 Caiman

France testing MU90 torpedo on NH90 Caiman

11-Sep-2013Source: French Navy

[Electronic translation]  A new milestone has been reached in the framework of the operational implementation of the Cayman Step B in the Navy: the first flight experiment with MU90 torpedo exercise. This flight was made on September 5 by the NH90 detachment CEPA/10S, and marks the beginning of the technical and operational evaluation of this... Read more

New Zealand tests NH90 in Amphibious Ship Flight Trials

New Zealand tests NH90 in Amphibious Ship Flight Trials

11-Sep-2013Source: RNZAF

The Royal NZ Navy and Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) are working alongside the Australian Defence Force to develop the capabilities of HMNZS CANTERBURY, conducting First of Class Flight Trials for the NH90 helicopter from her flight deck. HMNZS CANTERBURY is conducting two weeks of first of class flight trials for the NH90 off... Read more

Australian Army MRH90 full-flight and mission simulator accepted for training

Australian Army MRH90 full-flight and mission simulator accepted for training

1-Sep-2013Source: CAE

CAE today announced that the Commonwealth of Australia has accepted into service the first MRH90 full-flight and mission simulator (FFMS) located at the Army Aviation Training Centre Oakey in Queensland. CAE also announced the MRH90 FFMS has been certified by the Australian Defence Force Airworthiness Authority to Level D under the Australian Civil Aviation Safety... Read more

22-Nov-13 NH Industries NH90 Ohakea, New Zealand

22-Nov-13 NH Industries NH90 Ohakea, New Zealand

22-Aug-2013

Lighning strike, safe subsequent landing, but aircraft reportedly needs repair to the approx value of US$ 8 Million... Read more

Belgium receives its first NH90

Belgium receives its first NH90

2-Aug-2013Source: Eurocopter

Eurocopter today delivered the first NH90 NFH (NATO Frigate Helicopter) to the Belgium Armed Forces, providing an advanced, highly capable and fully-qualified rotary-wing aircraft for this nation’s multi-role mission requirements. In addition to being the no. 1 NH90 NFH received by Belgium, it also is the first built at Eurocopter’s Donauwörth, Germany industrial site –... Read more

NH90 joins Royal New Zealand Air Force exercise for first time

NH90 joins Royal New Zealand Air Force exercise for first time

1-Aug-2013Source: RNZAF

Three Royal New Zealand Air Force NH90 helicopters were put through their paces as part of an intensive flying training programme around Waiouru this week. “The exercise was to test our ability to deploy in a more austere environment, away from the comfort of home base at Ohakea,” said SQNLDR Chris Andrew, Commanding Officer for... Read more

Royal Australian Navy commissions 808 Sqn and NH90

Royal Australian Navy commissions 808 Sqn and NH90

11-Jul-2013Source: Royal Australian Navy

A new helicopter to be used by both the Royal Australian Navy and Australian Army has been inducted into the Australian Defence Force Fleet during a commissioning ceremony at HMAS Albatross, near Nowra, NSW. The ceremony also marked the formal induction of 808 Squadron to operate the new MRH 90 Taipan Multi-Role Helicopter. This commissioning... Read more

OEM Defence Services announces the signature with Eurocopter

OEM Defence Services announces the signature with Eurocopter

21-Jun-2013Source: Thales

OEM Defence Services has signed with Eurocopter a five-year maintenance contract covering more than 100 equipment items, including avionics, hydraulics and mechanical systems, installed on all versions of the NH90 helicopter in service worldwide. The single contract covers through-life support services for the equipment and systems manufactured by five major players in the aerospace sector... Read more

FLASH SONICS sonar enters service with French Navy NH90

FLASH SONICS sonar enters service with French Navy NH90

20-Jun-2013

During the three-month long deployment of the FREMM frigate Aquitaine, the implementation crew for the NH90 helicopter from 33F Squadron had an opportunity to experience the operational capabilities of the FLASH SONICS system. The FLASH system (Folding Light Acoustic System for Helicopters) is an active low-frequency airborne sonar that has been requested by the French Defence Procurement... Read more

NHI celebrates first deployment of an Italian NH90

NHI celebrates first deployment of an Italian NH90

20-Jun-2013Source: NH Industries

NHI celebrated today the first operational deployment of a NH90 helicopter overseas. This event took place on the NHI static area, where the NH90 TTH of the Italian Army, operated by “7° Vega unit is displayed, at the presence of General Calligaris commanding the Italian Army Aviation. “We are pleased to welcome General Calligaris at... Read more

Cassidian’s obstacle warning system certified for NH90

Cassidian’s obstacle warning system certified for NH90

19-Jun-2013Source: Cassidian

Having completed its final qualification review, Eurocopter has certified the MilOWS (Military Obstacle Warning System) for the NH90 military transport helicopter. The system was developed and built by Cassidian and is from the Sferion SferiSense range. There are now no further obstacles to delivering the 150 warning systems for the NH90 to the Bundeswehr and... Read more

Belgian SAR chief frustrated by NH90 delays

Belgian SAR chief frustrated by NH90 delays

7-Jun-2013Source: Shephard Media

A delay in the delivery of four NFH NH90 helicopters to meet the Belgian SAR requirement has compromised the government’s plans to retire its fleet of ageing Sea Kings on-schedule.  (See Full Story)... Read more

France orders 34 NH90 helicopters from NHIndustries

France orders 34 NH90 helicopters from NHIndustries

30-May-2013Source: Reuters

NHIndustries is 62.5 percent owned by EADS (EAD.PA) helicopter unit Eurocopter, 32 percent owned by Italian defence group Finmeccanica’s (SIFI.MI) AgustaWestland unit and 5.5 percent owned by Stork Fokker. (See Full Story)... Read more

Australia given an extra NH90 free to make up for delays

Australia given an extra NH90 free to make up for delays

10-May-2013Source: Australian Aerospace

Chief Executive Officer of Australian Aerospace, Dr. Jens Goennemann welcomed the signing of an agreement with the Commonwealth which, he said, will provide both the Army and Navy with not only a superior but also affordable military helicopter capability. He was commenting on an announcement by The Hon Stephen Smith MP, Minister for Defence and... Read more

Italian Army Takes Delivery of Its First NH90 TTH

Italian Army Takes Delivery of Its First NH90 TTH

3-May-2013Source: Italian Army

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the first NH90 TTH in FOC (Final Operational Capability) configuration for the Italian Army has been delivered today during an official ceremony held at AgustaWestland’s Venice Tessera plant in the presence of Gen. Giangiacomo Calligaris, Commander of Italian Army Aviation, and Gen. Francesco Langella, ARMAEREO. This... Read more

Fokker delivers first standard parts for NH90

Fokker delivers first standard parts for NH90

15-Apr-2013Source: Fokker

Fokker Services performed its first official standard part delivery for a NH90 helicopter. During a ceremony in the Fokker Services warehouse in Hoofddorp, the Netherlands, representatives from the Dutch Ministry of Defense took receipt of the first batch of aeronautical standard hardware necessary to support their National NH90 helicopter fleet. Fokker is partner in the... Read more

Belgian NH90 NFH makes first flight

Belgian NH90 NFH makes first flight

10-Apr-2013Source: NH Industries

NHI is proud to announce the first flight of the first NH90 NFH Nato Frigate Helicopter ordered by the Belgian armed forces. For this first 45 minutes flight performed on april 5th at Eurocopter facility Donauwörth in Germany, the crew successfully tested the basic systems of this new generation aircraft. After landing, the pilot expressed... Read more

Sogitec to supply Finnish Army Aviation NH90 training device

Sogitec to supply Finnish Army Aviation NH90 training device

2-Mar-2013Source: Sogitec

SOGITEC INDUSTRIES, a subsidiary of DASSAULT AVIATION, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded by NAHEMA (NATO Helicopter D&D Production and Logistics Management Agency) a contract for the production of an NH90 Medium Range Training Device (MRTD) to be delivered to the Finnish Army Aviation. SOGITEC is already in charge of the development... Read more

French Army formally adopt NH90 Caiman

French Army formally adopt NH90 Caiman

26-Feb-2013Source: ALAT

[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

AgustaWestland at Aero India 2013

AgustaWestland at Aero India 2013

7-Feb-2013Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce it will be showcasing its range of modern high performance military and commercial helicopters at Aero India 2013, which is being held at Air Force Station Yelahanka, Bengaluru, from 6th to 10th February. Helicopters being promoted at Aero India include the AW101, twelve of which are now... Read more

Eurocopter CEO sees German defence deal within months

Eurocopter CEO sees German defence deal within months

7-Feb-2013Source: Reuters

Eurocopter aims to reach a multi-billion dollar agreement with the German government in a few months on a downsized order for helicopters (see full story)... Read more

First NH-90 heads for duty off Somalia

First NH-90 heads for duty off Somalia

24-Jan-2013Source: HeliHub.com

The Dutch frigate HNLMS De Ruyter left her home port of Den Helder yesterday for counterpiracy operations in the waters around Somalia as part of the European Union’s “Operation Atalanta”. The ship is carrying an NH-90 helicopter, and the trip marks the first operational deployment of this type for the Netherlands. Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com... Read more

First flight of an NH90 assembled by Eurocopter Spain

First flight of an NH90 assembled by Eurocopter Spain

24-Jan-2013Source: Eurocopter

23rd January – This morning a ceremony was held for the maiden flight of the first NH90 to be assembled by Eurocopter España at its facility in Albacete. The event was attended by María Dolores de Cospedal, President of the Regional Government of Castile-La Mancha, Spanish Defense Minister Pedro Morenés, Eurocopter CEO Lutz Bertling and... Read more

Eurocopter hands over NH90s to Belgium and France

Eurocopter hands over NH90s to Belgium and France

1-Jan-2013Source: Eurocopter

Eurocopter achieved a new milestone on 21st December in its NH90 program with two ceremonies held at its Marignane facility near Marseille in the south of France, during which the manufacturer delivered Belgium’s first NH90 Tactical Transport Helicopter (TTH) in the presence of the Belgian Defense Minister Pieter de Crem; along with the French DGA... Read more

Norway ramps up pressure over NH90 delays

Norway ramps up pressure over NH90 delays

13-Dec-2012

Norway has again warned NH Industries that the airframer must resolve Oslo’s concerns over the performance and capability of its NH90 naval helicopters or face the cancellation of its order. (see full story)... Read more

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