Marignane, France, 17 December The first NH90 in the tactical transport helicopter configuration for France made its maiden flight today at Eurocopterâ€™s Marignane, France facility. During a one-hour mission, the NH 90 TTH carried out dynamic systems checks followed by handling qualities evaluations and initial avionics tests, followed by the rotary-wing aircraftâ€™s departure to the… Read more »
Marignane, France December 17 Eurocopter conducted the first flight of Spainâ€™s NH90 TTH tactical transport helicopter today, sustaining the development pace for this multinational rotary-wing program. The one-hour mission was performed at Eurocopterâ€™s Marignane facility in France. A multidisciplinary team from Eurocopter EspaÃ±a contributed to this Spanish NH90 program milestone, which involved the first NH90… Read more »
It is claimed the Spanish military had decided in favour of R-R, but the decision was overturned and the Â£200M contract was handed to US firm General Electric after an intervention by Prime Minister after US lobbyied Jose Luis Zapatero direct.
[electronic translation from Dutch press release] The latest Defence Helicopter, the NH-90, has 13 Mk46 torpedoes successfully dropped over the Marsdiep in Den Helder. This was the first time and represents a major milestone towards full deployment. The torpedoes were dropped under various operating conditions such as high and low speeds at various heights and… Read more »
[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… Read more »
The European helicopter manufacturer is well into the delivery phase of 18 Tiger armed reconnaissance helicopters and 42 MRH90 helicopters for the Army. But the two imminent opportunities are Phases 7 and 8 of the ADFâ€™s Project Air 9000.
Leading defence contractor, Australian Aerospace Limited, says it is on track to meet its 2010 schedule for deliveries of NH90 MRH multi-role helicopters to the Australian Defence Force (ADF). Australian Aerospace, which produces the MRH90s at its final assembly facility on Brisbane Airport, delivered its 13th MRH90 on 3 September 2010. Another three helicopters are… Read more »
Commander Guillaume Guitard of the French Fleet Air Arm’s test unit at Hyeres, said crew transition from the EC225 to the NH90 was ‘less steep than it would have been if they had to transition from the Super Frelon’.
(electronic translation from the Dutch press release) The second NH90 helicopter arrived yesterday afternoon at Maritime Air Station De Kooy. Defence purchased this helicopter type to replace both the Lynx maritime helicopters and the AB-412 rescue helicopters. The Operational Test & Evaluation (OT & E) team flew the aircraft from Italy to the Netherlands. The… Read more »
Australian Aerospace Limited, which assembles the Armyâ€™s and Navyâ€™s MRH90 helicopters in Brisbane, has welcomed the imminent return to flying operations by the Australian Defence Force (ADF) world leading and most advanced multi-role helicopter. The ADF announced today that the MRH90s will recommence flying operations later this week. The ADF ceased flying their MRH90 fleet… Read more »
NHIndustries is pleased to announce the delivery on time of the first batch of two NH90.multipurpose helicopters ordered by the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO). The Certificate of Transfer of both helicopters occurred on June 23 on the Royal Air Force of Oman base of MUSANA after a very demanding 2 months evaluation period… Read more »
Eurocopter will be presenting an NH90 in the Forward Air MedEvac (Medical Evacuation) configuration for the first time at ILA 2010 in Berlin. Designed to meet the future needs of the German Armed Forces, this configuration of the worldâ€™s most advanced multirole military helicopter is the companyâ€™s response to an initiative by the German Federal… Read more »
Now equipped with seven aircraft from its eventual fleet of 20 TTH-configured NH90s, the Finnish army’s Utti Helicopter Battalion has been flying the type since May 2008 from Utti air base near Kouvola
NHIndustries is pleased to announce the delivery occurred on May 5th of the first NH90 NFH helicopter to the French Navy. The French Forces have up to now ordered 27 NH90 NFH as well as 34 TTH to be followed by a subsequent optional batch of 34 TTH aircraft; this event marks the first delivery… Read more »
Specialist personnel from the European engine manufacturer (Turbomeca and Rolls Royce have been brought to Australia to assist with the ongoing investigation into a technical incident with an Australian Defence Force (ADF) Multi Role Helicopter (MRH90) last month. The helicopter suffered an engine failure in one of its two main engines on 20 April 2010,… Read more »
Since 2007, Quatro has manufactured composite wiper blades for application in several military helicopters’ windshield wiper systems, including the Eurocopter NH90. Broadening their production portfolio, Quatro will begin the design phase for the composite wiper blades for the Sikorsky CH-53K Super Stallion helicopter in May 2010. Driven by the increased strength, stiffness, light weight properties,… Read more »
The Directorate General for Armaments (DGA) has approved Friday, April 23, 2010 the first NH90 NFH version for the Navy. It will soon be delivered to the Naval Aviation begins a campaign of operational experiments to lead to operational fielding expected in late 2011. The DGA has ordered 27 NFH 13 in support version and… Read more »
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce on behalf of NH Industries the delivery of the first NH90 NFH helicopter to the Royal Netherlands Navy during an official ceremony held today at AgustaWestlandâ€™s Vergiate plant in Italy. The Royal Netherlands Navy has ordered a total of 20 NH90 NFH aircraft. Todayâ€™s event marks the… Read more »
SELEX Galileoâ€™s sonic system OTS-90 was demonstrated successfully during recent flight trials performed in Australia. In a demo flight during the PAC2010 Exhibition, the helicopter NH90 (NHF) deployed the sonic sensor for a dip just in front of the Sidney Opera House (see picture). SELEX Galileoâ€™s OTS-90 is an integrated system combining dipping sonar and… Read more »
The Minister for Defence, Senator John Faulkner, today announced that the Government has given first pass approval for a major project to provide the Australian Defence Force with a new naval combat helicopter. Project AIR 9000 Phase 8 is included in the Defence Capability Plan to provide naval warships with a new combat helicopter. Senator… Read more »
A leading contender in the Canadian Maritime Helicopter Replacement Program (MHP) made its debut on the American continent in Ottawa.Â The NH90 demonstrated its outstanding maneuverability and superior handling capabilities to the media at the Canadian Aviation Museum
As the Dutch Ministry of Defence (MoD) confirmed shortly before Christmas, the Dutch Armed Forces has taken delivery of the first NATO Frigate Helicopter (NFH), the naval version of NHIndustriesâ€™ NH90. However, this first helicopter (designated NNLN03), from a total order of 12 NH90 NFH for the Netherlands, is not yet ready to be deployed… Read more »
Two of Australiaâ€™s 46 aircraft Eurocopter-Australian Aerospace MRH-90 helicopters will be built in Germany as part of plans to recover schedule delays on the A$4.199 billion Air 9000 phase 2/4/6 acquisition program.
Greg Combet, Minister for Defence Personnel, Materiel and Science, today welcomed to the national capital a MRH90 helicopter.Â The MRH helicopter is replacing the Armyâ€™s Black Hawk and the Navyâ€™s Sea King helicopters.
Australian military chiefs are pressing for the Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk helicopter over its European rival, the NH90 built by EADS, according to a classified document.Â Their decisions are outlined in a classified submission to Defense Minister John Faulkner and Minister for Defense Personnel, Materiel and Science Minister Greg Combet
Today, Helisim inaugurated its first NH90 flight simulator at the training center in Marignane (France) where it will be used to train military helicopter pilots. Helisim is a company jointly created by Eurocopter, Thales and DCI. The Australian Army Aviation, the French Navy and the French Army Air Corps will be the first customers to… Read more »
Australiaâ€™s Defence Materiel Organisation has confirmed that it is experiencing user push-back against the introduction of the Australian Aerospace-Eurocopter MRH-90 utility helicopter by the Australian Army.