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01/16/2017

ITALIAN ARMY UH-90 HELICOPTERS ACHIEVES 3.000 FLYING HOURS IN AFGHANISTAN

ITALIAN ARMY UH-90 HELICOPTERS ACHIEVES 3.000 FLYING HOURS IN AFGHANISTAN NH Industries is proud to announce the achievement of 3.000 Flying hours in Afghanistan by the Italian Army.

ITALIAN ARMY UH-90 HELICOPTERS ACHIEVES 3.000 FLYING HOURS IN AFGHANISTAN

01/16/2017

NH Industries is proud to announce the achievement of 3.000 Flying hours in Afghanistan by the Italian Army.

In January the UH-90 helicopters of Italian Army have reached the result of 3000 flying hours in Afghanistan, during an aerial reconnaissance mission over the Herat area. The UH-90 multirole helicopters of Task Group “Fenice”, in service with TAAC-W (Train Advise Assist Command - West), have achieved this significant goal in only four years from their arrival in the Afghan operative theater.



Since 2012 the Italian UH-90 (the tactical transport version of NH-90 helicopter produced by NH Industries for the Italian Army and the first NH-90 version deployed in international military campaign) have performed more than 1.650 operative missions, operating in the west region of Afghanistan for tactical transport, reconnaissance, liaison and support to Special Forces.
Since 2014, in the frame of the Resolute Support Mission, the UH-90 helicopter has played a fundamental role in the AIR MEDEVAC (Medical Evacuation) tasks in support to TAAC-W personnel employed in the training and support to Afghan Armed Forces.
“NH Industries is particularly proud for the result achieved by the Italian Army, said Gianfranco Sottotetti – NH Industries General Manager, which demonstrates, in the most clear manner, the capability of NH-90 to operate in difficult and demanding environments with an high level of operational availability”.

The Task Group “Fenice”, deployed to Afghanistan by Italy, operates the UH-90 and AH-129 “Mangusta” helicopters and it is composed by teams qualified for helicopter emergency medical tasks and specialists of 66th Airborne Infantry Regiment.

The NH-90 is the optimal choice for modern operations, thanks to its large full composite airframe, its excellent power to weight ratio and its wide range of role equipment. It features a redundant Fly-by-Wire flight control system for reduced Pilot’s workload and enhanced flight characteristics. The NH-90 is proposed in two main variants, one dedicated to naval operations, the NH-90 NFH (NATO Frigate Helicopter) and a Tactical Transport Variant for land based operations.

As of today, more than 300 helicopters have been delivered in Naval and Tactical transport variants, having exceeded 127.000 cumulative flying hours. They are operated by the Armed Forces of Italy, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Greece, Oman, Australia and New Zealand.
The twin-engine, medium-size NH90 helicopter program is managed by the NH Industries consortium, the Company owned by Leonardo Helicopters (32%), Airbus Helicopters (62.5%), and Fokker Aerostructures (5.5%).

12/15/2016

NH90 Program Passes Major Milestone with Delivery of 300th Production Helicopter to the Spanish Customer

NH90 Program Passes Major Milestone with Delivery of 300th Production Helicopter to the Spanish Customer NH Industries is proud to announce the delivery of the 300th NH90 production helicopter to the Spanish Armed Forces on Thursday, December 15.

NH90 Program Passes Major Milestone with Delivery of 300th Production Helicopter to the Spanish Customer

12/15/2016

NH Industries is proud to announce the delivery of the 300th NH90 production helicopter to the Spanish Armed Forces on Thursday, December 15.

Assembled at the Airbus Helicopters Spanish final assembly line at Albacete, the aircraft will be operated by the Spanish Army’s aviation branch, Fuerzas Aeromóviles del Ejército de Tierra (FAMET).

“Delivering the 300th helicopter to the Spanish customer is a key milestone for the NH90 Program. We plan to advance further by unveiling innovative growth options in the future, and our customers can be assured of our commitment to provide outstanding Support Services to our front-line operators,” said Vincent Dubrule, President of NHI.



“This achievement opens the way to new opportunities for this state-of-the-art helicopter. The impressively wide spectrum of missions performed by the NH90 makes it one of the most attractive military helicopter on the market, and it will remain so for many more years,” said NHI Managing Director Gianfranco Sottotetti.

To date, 515 NH90 helicopters have been ordered by military operators in 13 countries, and the global in-service fleet has logged over 120,000 operational flight hours.

The NH90, originally launched as a joint programme between France, Germany, Italy and The Netherlands, welcomed Spain as a new customer in 2007. It was designed from the beginning to meet the diverse operational requirements of the partner Nations, ranging from battlefield missions such as transport, special operations, medical evacuation and combat search and rescue, to naval missions such as search and rescue, and anti-submarine (ASW) and anti-ship (ASuW) warfare.

Designed for maximum operational flexibility, the basic NH90 composite airframe, which is fitted with redundant fly-by-wire controls, is produced in both Tactical Transport Helicopter (TTH) for army missions and NATO Frigate Helicopter (NFH) for naval missions.

The basic airframe can be adapted to customer requirements by using a raised cabin or by fitting a rear ramp, and by using mission equipment packages offering different combinations of sensors and weapons tailored for each type of mission.

The two versions of the NH90 – TTH and NFH - are in service in Australia, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, the Netherlands, Oman, Spain and Sweden.

The NH90 helicopter program is managed by the NHIndustries, a joint venture company owned by Leonardo (32%), Airbus Helicopters (62.5%), and Fokker, a business unit of GKN Aerospace (5.5%).

04/28/2016

100 000 FLIGHT HOURS FOR THE NH90 FLEETS

100 000 FLIGHT HOURS FOR THE NH90 FLEETS NHIndustries celebrated today the 100,000 flight hours achieved in operation by the end users of the NH90. Currently, more than 270 NH90s are operated by 17 Armed Forces of 13 nations. Some of these aircraft are deployed operationally at sea and on land in multiple locations around the world.

100 000 FLIGHT HOURS FOR THE NH90 FLEETS

04/28/2016

NHIndustries celebrated today the 100,000 flight hours achieved in operation by the end users of the NH90.
Currently, more than 270 NH90s are operated by 17 Armed Forces of 13 nations. Some of these aircraft are deployed operationally at sea and on land in multiple locations around the world.

“We are particularly proud of this milestone since it shows that the NH90 is considered by our Customers as the platform they need for their homeland and deployed operations. We keep on working with them in order to further improve our helicopter and the associated services, keeping their satisfaction as a priority” declared Vincent Dubrule President of NHIndustries

The NH90 is the optimal choice for modern operations thanks to its large full composite airframe, its excellent power to weight ratio; and its wide range of role equipment. It features a redundant flyby- wire flight control system for reduced pilot’s workload and enhanced flight characteristics.



The NH90 is proposed in two main variants, one dedicated to naval operations, the NH90NFH (Nato Frigate Helicopter) and a Tactical Transport Variant for land based operations. As of today, 273 helicopters have been delivered in Naval and Tactical transport variants. They are in service in Germany, France, Italy, The Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Greece, Oman, Belgium, Australia and New Zealand.

The twin-engine, medium-size NH90 helicopter program is managed by the consortium NHIndustries, the Company owned by Finmeccanica Helicopters Division (32%), Airbus Helicopters (62.5%), and Fokker Aerostructures (5.5%).


For further information, please contact:
Mr. Dominique Leger

NHIndustries Head of Business
Tel.: +33 (0)4 42 95 97 02
Fax: +33 (0)4 42 95 97 49
www.nhindustries.com

03/14/2016

NHI signs an agreement with Dutch MEA on NH90 workshare

NHI signs an agreement with Dutch MEA on NH90 workshare During the State visit by the Royal couple of the Netherlands, his Royal Highness King Willem-Alexander and her Royal Highness Queen Maxima on March 11th 2016, the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs (MEA) signed a Memorandum of Agreement with NHIndustries (NHI) for the participation of the Dutch Industry in the sustainment phase of the NH90 helicopter.

NHI signs an agreement with Dutch MEA on NH90 workshare

03/14/2016

During the State visit by the Royal couple of the Netherlands, his Royal Highness King Willem-Alexander and her Royal Highness Queen Maxima on March 11th 2016, the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs (MEA) signed a Memorandum of Agreement with NHIndustries (NHI) for the participation of the Dutch Industry in the sustainment phase of the NH90 helicopter. Under this agreement the involvement of Airborne (NL) and NHI consortium partner Fokker Technologies a division of GKN Aerospace, in Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul activities for the NH90 helicopters of the Royal Netherlands Air Force is confirmed according to an agreed roadmap.

Fokker performed its first official standard part delivery for the NH90 helicopter in 2013, the transfer of the entire standard parts package has now officially been finalized. Airborne is authorized by Airbus Helicopters for ML1 and ML2 rotor blade repair activities for operators of the NH90 helicopter. The company will continue to work to get the ML3 maintenance qualification level to offer this capacity as a subcontractor of Airbus Helicopters to operators in The Netherlands, Belgium and potentially other countries.

During the event in Paris, the President of NHIndustries, Mr. Vincent Dubrule, commented on the cooperation: “NHI is actively partnering with international suppliers in order to improve the availability of platforms and reducing cost of maintenance for the operators of the NH90.”

Pieter Taal of the Dutch MEA added “We are happy to see that after a thorough preparation the cooperation between NHI and Dutch industries will now lead to a substantial role for these capable companies in maintaining the state-of-the art NH90 helicopter.”


The NH90 helicopter is the optimal choice for modern operations thanks to its large full composite airframe, its excellent power to weight ratio, and its wide range of rôle equipment. It features a redundant Fly-by-Wire flight control system for reduced Pilot’s workload and enhanced flight characteristics.
The NH90 is proposed in two main variants, one dedicated to naval operations, the NH90NFH (Nato Frigate Helicopter) and a Tactical Transport Variant for land based operations. As of today, 271 helicopters have been delivered in Naval and Tactical transport variants. They are in service in Germany, France, Spain, Italy, The Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Greece, Oman, Belgium, Australia and New Zealand.

About NHIndustries

The twin-engine, medium-size NH90 helicopter program is managed by the consortium NHIndustries, the Company owned by Finmeccanica Helicopter Division (32%), Airbus Helicopters (62.5%), and Fokker (5.5%)

About Fokker Technologies

Fokker Technologies is a division of GKN Aerospace and a leading global aerospace specialist that develops and manufactures highly engineered advanced aircraft systems and components for aircraft manufacturers and provides integrated maintenance services and products for aircraft owners and operators. The company was founded in 1919. Headquartered in Papendrecht, the Netherlands, Fokker Technologies operates facilities in the Netherlands, Romania, Turkey, Canada, Mexico, USA, China, India and Singapore, and employs approximately 4,900 people. For the year ended 31 December 2014, reported revenue was €758 million.

About Airborne

Airborne is a company specialised in the design, manufacturing and maintenance of composite aero-structures. The group employs around 250 people and has facilities in The Netherlands and Spain. The business unit Airborne Services is active in maintenance and repair of composite structures, with a focus on rotor blades of military helicopters.

For further information, please contact:
Mr. Dominique Leger

NHIndustries Head of Business
Tel.: +33 (0)4 42 95 97 02
Fax: +33 (0)4 42 95 97 49
www.nhindustries.com

02/26/2016

SUCCESSFUL TEST CAMPAIGN OF THE SELF PROTECTION SUITE OF THE NORWEGIAN NH90

SUCCESSFUL TEST CAMPAIGN OF THE SELF PROTECTION SUITE OF THE NORWEGIAN NH90  The Norwegian Self- protection suite is a state of the art system able to detect and counter a wide variety of RF, Laser and IR guided threats.

SUCCESSFUL TEST CAMPAIGN OF THE SELF PROTECTION SUITE OF THE NORWEGIAN NH90

02/26/2016

- The Norwegian Self- protection suite is a state of the art system able to detect and counter a wide variety of RF, Laser and IR guided threats.
- The comprehensive test campaign took place in France in DGA installations between September 2015 and February 2016
-This milestone paves the way for the qualification of the EWS suite of the Norwegian NH90s.
-Norway took delivery of 6 NH90s out of 14 ordered.


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 Receiver (AN/ALQ-211(v)5 from HARRIS) able to detect, locate and identify any radar guided threats at long distance around the NH90, a Laser Warning System (AN/AVR-2A(v)1 from Goodrich), a Missile Warning System (AN/AAR-54) from Northrop Grumman) and also a Counter Measures Dispensing System (AN/ALE 47 (H) from BAE).

This test campaign was conducted between September 2015 and February 2016, and it has been supported by the French DGA (Direction Generale de l’Armement) in three different test sites Cazaux, Bruz and Ile du Levant.

In Cazaux DGA “Essais en vol” all threats coming from below the helicopter (“negative elevation”) have been tested, followed by “positive elevation” tests carried out in Bruz DGA “Maitrise de l’information”.

The qualification test campaign has been completed in DGA Essais de Missiles against a wide variety of representative simulated threats in realistic complex scenarios.

“The team for this test campaign has included representatives from NHIndustries, Finmeccanica Helicopter Division, Airbus Helicopters , Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency, and HARRIS, together with German WTD61. In total seven nationalities working together, bringing the best of their expertise in Electronic Warfare and system integration, in order to turn an impressive challenge into a bright success” declared Vittorio Della Bella Managing Director of NHIndustries.


The Norwegian NH90 NFH are built in Tessera (Italy) by Finmeccanica Helicopters Division; they are equipped with a sonic suite built around a Flash dipping Sonar, a multimode ENR radar, an Electro Optic suite with laser rangefinder and an ALQ 211 ESM suite.

Norway so far took delivery of 6 NH90s out of 14 ordered. The next phase of the programme includes the delivery of six helicopters configured for Anti-Submarine Warfare and two further helicopters configured for Coast Guard operations.

The Norwegian NH90NFH is a maritime helicopter, able to operate in the most demanding conditions by day and night thanks to its state of the art mission system, its De- icing system and its various sensors such as its Electronic Warfare suite, its multimode Radar and its sonic suite.

The NH90 is the optimal choice for modern operations thanks to its large full composite airframe, its excellent power to weight ratio; and its wide range of rôle equipment. It features a redundant Fly-by-Wire flight control system for reduced Pilot’s workload and enhanced flight characteristics.

The NH90 is proposed in two main variants, one dedicated to naval operations, the NH90NFH (Nato Frigate Helicopter) and a Tactical Transport Variant for land based operations. As of today, 270 helicopters have been delivered in Naval and Tactical transport variants. They are in service in Germany, France, Spain, Italy, The Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Greece, Oman, Belgium, Australia and New Zealand.

The twin-engine, medium-size NH90 helicopter program is managed by the consortium NHIndustries, the Company owned by Finmeccanica Helicopter Division (32%), Airbus Helicopters (62.5%), and Fokker Aerostructures (5.5%).

For further information, please contact:
Mr. Dominique Leger
NHIndustries Business Director
Tel.: +33 (0)4 42 95 97 02
Fax: +33 (0)4 42 95 97 49
www.nhindustries.com

02/04/2016

NHI DELIVERS THE SIXTH NH90 TO NORWAY

NHI DELIVERS THE SIXTH NH90 TO NORWAY -Norway took delivery in Tessera of its first sonar equipped NH90 NFH - The Helicopter took off today from Tessera (Italy) -This is the 6th NH90 out of 14 ordered, they are built in Tessera by Finmeccanica Helicopter Division -The Norwegian NH90s are based in Bardufoss and operated by the RNoAF.

NHI DELIVERS THE SIXTH NH90 TO NORWAY

02/04/2016

-Norway took delivery in Tessera of its first sonar equipped NH90 NFH
- The Helicopter took off today from Tessera (Italy)
-This is the 6th NH90 out of 14 ordered, they are built in Tessera by Finmeccanica Helicopter Division
-The Norwegian NH90s are based in Bardufoss and operated by the RNoAF.

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 of this sonar equipped NH90, marks the end of the first phase of the Norwegian production programme and it joins the NH90 fleet which will commence embarked operations for the Norwegian Coast Guard later this year. The next phase of the programme includes the delivery of six helicopters configured for Anti-Submarine Warfare and two further helicopters configured for Coast Guard operations.

“The Norwegian NH90 is a perfect example of versatility, able to fulfill a wide spectrum of missions with its state of the art mission system tailored to the Norwegian needs, the NH90 has been designed with mission success in mind, and our return on experience is that the NH90 is a tremendous aircraft, appreciated by its crews” added Vittorio Della Bella.




The Norwegian NH90NFH is a maritime helicopter, able to operate in the most demanding conditions by day and night thanks to its state of the art mission system, its De- icing system and its various sensors such as its Electronic Warfare suite, its multimode Radar and its sonic suite.

The NH90 is the optimal choice for modern operations thanks to its large full composite airframe, its excellent power to weight ratio; and its wide range of rôle equipment. It features a redundant Fly-by-Wire flight control system for reduced Pilot’s workload and enhanced flight characteristics.

The NH90 is proposed in two main variants, one dedicated to naval operations, the NH90NFH (Nato Frigate Helicopter) and a Tactical Transport Variant for land based operations. As of today, 270 helicopters have been delivered in Naval and Tactical transport variants. They are in service in Germany, France, Spain, Italy, The Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Greece, Oman, Belgium, Australia and New Zealand.

The twin-engine, medium-size NH90 helicopter program is managed by the consortium NHIndustries, the Company owned by Finmeccanica Helicopter Division (32%), Airbus Helicopters (62.5%), and Fokker Aerostructures (5.5%).

For further information, please contact:
Mr. Dominique Leger
NHIndustries Business Director
Tel.: +33 (0)4 42 95 97 02
Fax: +33 (0)4 42 95 97 49

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