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01/23/2013

FIRST FLIGHT OF A SPANISH BUILT NH90

FIRST FLIGHT OF A SPANISH BUILT NH90 NHI is proud to announce that the first NH90completely assembled in Spain performed its maiden flight. This event took place in Albacete.

FIRST FLIGHT OF A SPANISH BUILT NH90

01/23/2013

NHI is proud to announce that the first NH90 completely assembled in Spain performed its maiden flight. This event took place in Albacete (Eurocopter España’s site). This will be the first NH90 provided to the Spanish armed forces, with its delivery scheduled in 2013.

The maiden flight ceremony occurred in the presence of María Dolores de Cospedal, President of the Regional Government of Castile-La Mancha; Eurocopter President and CEO Lutz Bertling; Francisco Vergé, CEO of the Eurocopter España affiliate; along with political and military officials.

The no. 1 Spanish-assembled NH90, designated GSPA03, will be delivered to the Spanish Army Airmobile Force (FAMET) in 2013, based on an acquisition contract signed in 2006. Two prototype NH90 TTH GSPA helicopters that were manufactured at Eurocopter’s Marignane, France facility currently are in Spain for the Spanish version’s flight testing and certification campaign.

The NH90’s Spanish variant is equipped with next-generation General Electric CT7 8F5 engines that are assembled at the Albacete plant of ITP, as well as with a tailored communications system and a sophisticated electronic warfare system developed in-country by Indra. The Spanish NH90 also incorporates avionics software from Eurocopter España’s design office.

12/21/2012

DELIVERY OF THE FIRST BELGIAN NH90

DELIVERY OF THE FIRST BELGIAN NH90 NHI is proud to announce the delivery to the Belgian Defence Forces of the first NH90 Tactical Transport Helicopter. This event occurred in the presence of Mr Pieter de Crem, Belgian Minister of Defence...

DELIVERY OF THE FIRST BELGIAN NH90

12/21/2012

NHI is proud to announce the delivery to the Belgian Defence Forces of the first NH90 Tactical Transport Helicopter.
This event occurred in the presence of Mr Pieter de Crem, Belgian Minister of Defence in Marignane (Eurocopter Facility) where the helicopter was built.
This helicopter will be based in Beauvechain, home of the 1st Wing. It will be used for Tactical transport and utility missions.
“We are very pleased to participate to the modernization of the Belgian Defence Forces with the NATO helicopter of the 21st century” declared Xavier Poupardin, Delegated Managing Director of NHIndustries.

The delivery of this Full Operational Capability standard helicopter takes place four months only after its first flight in Marignane.
Belgium ordered eight NH90s, four NH90 TTH for army transport missions and four NH90 NFHs for Navy missions.

The Belgian NH90 TTH is very close to the french NH90 Caiman TTH for which deliveries started in the end of 2011 in Full Operational Capability Standard. This commonality brings to the Belgian customer all the return of experience collected during the development of the french NH90 TTH.

The NH90 TTH (Tactical Transport Helicopter) variant is a helicopter of 11 ton class primarily configured to perform tactical transport missions in all environments by day and night. The NH90 TTH flexibility allows its users to perform additional missions such as internal/external load transport, Heliborne Operations, Special Operations, Search and Rescue, Casualties Evacuation and Training missions.

The NH90 TTH is the most modern helicopter of its class available on the market. It features a high level of system integration built around a dual bus Core Avionic System, full glass cockpit with Multifunction Displays, Fly-by-wire controls with 4-axis Automatic Flight Control System. The dedicated Mission System includes among others: Piloting Forward Looking Infrared system, Helmet Mounted Sight and Display, Electronic Warfare System, Tactical Control and Tactical Communication System, Weather Radar, Digital Map Generator and an on-board Monitoring and Diagnostic System. It features a fully composite crashworthy fuselage fitted with a rear ramp which allows the transport of a light tactical vehicle. The two Rolls-Royce/Turbomeca RTM322 modern engines provide power reserve in all environments. The NH90 helicopter has provision for a number of role equipment to enable mission flexibility and effectiveness coupled with a high level of safety and survivability. More than 130 NH90s have been delivered to 13 countries.

The twin-engine, medium-size NH90 helicopter program is managed by the consortium NHIndustries, the Company owned by AgustaWestland (32%), Eurocopter (62.5%), and Stork Fokker (5.5%).

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

11/29/2012

NORWAY TAKES DELIVERY OF A NEW NH90 NFH

NORWAY TAKES DELIVERY OF A NEW NH90 NFH NHIndustries is proud to announce the delivery of the second NH90 NFH (Nato Frigate Helicopter) helicopter to the Norwegian Armed Forces.

NORWAY TAKES DELIVERY OF A NEW NH90 NFH

11/29/2012

NHIndustries is proud to announce the delivery of the second NH90 NFH (Nato Frigate Helicopter) helicopter to the Norwegian Armed Forces. The delivery ceremony took place on November 28 at AgustaWestland’s Tessera facility where it was assembled.

“We are extremely pleased to deliver this helicopter because we know how important this new helicopter is for the Norwegian Armed Forces” declared Xavier Poupardin Delegated Managing Director of NHIndustries.

The NH90 is the only helicopter in production with such unrivalled new technology standards, paving the way for Top class level performance over the next 40 years, meeting the developing customer requirements for all types of helicopter missions which are increasingly demanding.


The delivery of this outstanding helicopter is the result of a strong team work between the customer and industry in order to make sure that the aircraft fulfils the stringent needs of the Royal Norwegian Air Force.

The NH90 NFH is the optimal choice for the Royal Norwegian Air Force operations thanks to its large full composite airframe, its excellent power to weight ratio; and its fully integrated weapon system. It features a quadruplex Fly-by-Wire flight control system for reduced Pilot’s workload and enhanced flight characteristics.

As of today, more than 128 helicopters have been delivered including 19 NH90 NFHs and are in service in Germany, France, Italy, The Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Greece, Oman, Australia and New Zealand.

The twin-engine, medium-size NH90 helicopter program is managed by the consortium NHIndustries, the Company owned by AgustaWestland SpA (32%), Eurocopter (62.5%), and Stork Fokker (5.5%).

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

11/09/2012

DELIVERY OF THE THIRD FRENCH NH90 CAIMAN

DELIVERY OF THE THIRD FRENCH NH90 CAIMAN NHI is proud to announce that the french Army took delivery of its third NH90 Caiman. This event took place today in Marignane (Eurocopter Facility) where the helicopter was built. This NH90 TTH was piloted by a crew from the French ALAT (French Army Aviation), The chief pilot was Major Bellot assisted by Lt Destaminil and Chief warrant officer Gauci.

DELIVERY OF THE THIRD FRENCH NH90 CAIMAN

11/09/2012

NHI is proud to announce that the french Army took delivery of its third NH90 Caiman.
This event took place today in Marignane (Eurocopter Facility) where the helicopter was built.
This NH90 TTH was piloted by a crew from the French ALAT (French Army Aviation), The chief pilot was Major Bellot assisted by Lt Destaminil and Chief warrant officer Gauci.

This helicopter will be based in Le Cannet des Maures Army base where it will be used for intensive flight crew training.
As of today the French Army operates three NH90s in le Cannet des Maures Army base and Valence.
The crew and industry expressed their satisfaction for the outstanding team work that made the delivery of this fully operational helicopter possible on time.

Several other NH90 deliveries will take place before the end of the year.
Today NHI and its partner companies delivered 125 NH90s in naval and tactical transport variants.
This helicopter is fully operational and already combat proven in Afghanistan with the Italian Army. The italian crews particularly appreciated the high availability and the outstanding performances of this new generation helicopter in the most demanding conditions.

10/25/2012

The NH90 DEPLOYED IN AFGHANISTAN

 The NH90 DEPLOYED IN AFGHANISTAN Italy deployed five NH90 Tactical Transport helicopters in Afghanistan Operating from Herat, the helicopters perform tactical transport missions every day.

The NH90 DEPLOYED IN AFGHANISTAN

10/25/2012

Italy deployed five NH90 Tactical Transport helicopters in Afghanistan
Operating from Herat, the helicopters perform tactical transport missions every day.
This is the first time that a nation deploys operationally the NH90 on such a difficult theatre of operations.
The Crews expressed their satisfaction with the perofrmances of this new generation helicopter in hot and high conditions.
The helicopters arrived end of August in a C17 cargo aircraft.

09/19/2012

FIRST FLIGHT OF THE BELGIAN NH90

FIRST FLIGHT OF THE BELGIAN NH90 NHI is proud to announce the first flight of the first NH90 Tactical Transport Helicopter ordered by the Belgian armed forces.

FIRST FLIGHT OF THE BELGIAN NH90

09/19/2012

NHI is proud to announce the first flight of the first NH90 Tactical Transport Helicopter ordered by the Belgian armed forces.
For this first flight performed on sept 18th from Marignane, the crew tested all the main systems of this new generation aircraft such as the engines and the flight controls.
After landing, the crew expressed its satisfaction with the behaviour of the helicopter.
The Belgian armed forces ordered eight NH90s, four TTHs for tactical transport operations and four NFHs for naval operations.


The Belgian NH90 TTH is a Full Operational Capability standard helicopter. This aircraft is very close to the french NH90 Caiman TTH for which deliveries started in the end of 2011 in Full Operational Capability Standard. This commonality brings to the Belgian customer all the return of experience collected during the development of the french NH90 TTH.


“This first flight is an important milestone for NHI since it marks the arrival of a new comer in the NH90 users community, we are all impressed by the degree of maturity demonstrated by this helicopter” declared Xavier poupardin delegated managing director of NHI.




The NH90 TTH (Tactical Transport Helicopter) variant is a helicopter of 11 ton class primarily configured to perform tactical transport missions in all environments by day and night. The NH90 TTH flexibility allows its users to perform additional missions such as internal/external load transport, Heliborne Operations, Special Operations, Search and Rescue, Casualties Evacuation and Training missions.


The NH90 TTH is the most modern helicopter of its class available on the market. It features a high level of system integration built around a dual bus Core Avionic System, full glass cockpit with Multifunction Displays, Fly-by-wire controls with 4-axis Automatic Flight Control System. The dedicated Mission System includes among others: Piloting Forward Looking Infrared system, Helmet Mounted Sight and Display, Electronic Warfare System, Tactical Control and Tactical Communication System, Weather Radar, Digital Map Generator and an on-board Monitoring and Diagnostic System. It features a fully composite crashworthy fuselage fitted with a rear ramp which allows the transport of a light tactical vehicle. The two Rolls-Royce/Turbomeca RTM322 modern engines provide power reserve in all environments. The NH90 helicopter has provision for a number of role equipment to enable mission flexibility and effectiveness coupled with a high level of safety and survivability.



The twin-engine, medium-size NH90 helicopter program is managed by the consortium NHIndustries, the Company owned by AgustaWestland (32%), Eurocopter (62.5%), and Stork Fokker (5.5%).
The NH90 helicopter programme is the largest ever launched in Europe, with firm orders now reaching 529 units for 19 Armed Forces of 14 Nations: France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Portugal, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Greece, Oman, Australia, New-Zealand, Spain and Belgium.





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