NHI delivered today the 15th NH90 Caiman TTH helicopter to the French Army. This event took place in the NHI Pavilion in Paris Air Show in presence of General Olivier Gourlez de la Motte, the French Army Aviation commander and the NHI Directoire.
This new Generation helicopter is currently deployed by the French Army in Mali for tactical transport missions.
“We are very proud to deliver this helicopter to the French Army Aviation” declared Vincent Dubrule President of NHIndustries.
This helicopter, assembled in Marignane by Airbus Helicopters will join the 1st Combat Helicopters Regiment of the ALAT based in Phalsbourg (France).
“The NH90 helicopter is today a proven helicopter, deployed and operational in various theatres of operation around the world with outstanding performances, and we are proud to work every day on such a versatile helicopter supporting our customers”
Added Vincent Dubrule.
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, around 245 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 AgustaWestland (32%), Airbus Helicopters (62.5%), and Fokker (5.5%).