26 June 1996
NH90 HELICOPTER RESUMES FLIGHTS TRIALS
The NH90 (maiden flight 18 December 95) after the scheduled inspection and ground test activity is resuming the intensive flight trials.
The first prototype of NH90 helicopter (PT1) logged 35 flight hours.
Preliminary evaluation flights have been already performed by the Test Pilots and Flight Engineers of the Armed Forces of France, Italy and Germany.
13 May 1996
NH90 HELICOPTER FLIGHTS AT ILA 96
Few months after the maiden flight of 18 December 95, the NH90 is making a new step forward with the participation for the first time to the flying display at ILA Airshow in Berlin.Read more
15 February 1996
NH90 HELICOPTER PRESENTED IN FLIGHT
The ceremony for the first official flight of the NH90 took place today in the Eurocopter plant in Marignane. The first prototype of NH90 helicopter flew today in the presence of military and political authorities of France, Italy, Germany and The Netherlands (the Nations Participating in the NH90 Programme), military attachés of several western nations, European Industry representatives and world-wide Press.
The actual first flight occurred on 18 December, last year, as scheduled.
18 December 1995
FIRST FLIGHT OF THE NH90 HELICOPTER
The NH90 programme has taken another important step forward: three years after the signature of the Design & Development Contract, the first prototype of the NH90 was successfully flown on December 18th, 1995, as scheduled, from the EUROCOPTER plant in Marignane, France.Read more
6 October 1995
NH90 PROGRAMME: A NEW CONTRACT
In the frame of the NH90 Helicopter Programme, after the signature of an addendum to the general Memorandum of Understanding signed by the four Nations participating to the Programme (France, Italy, Germany, The Netherlands), the contract for the Additional Work and National Customisation was signed on 6 October 1995 by NAHEMA (NATO Helicopter Management Agency) and NHIndustries (NH90 prime contractor).Read more
29 September 1995
FIRST NH90 PROTOTYPE ROLLS OUT
Three years after the signature of the NH90 Design & Development Contract, NHIndustries presented today, as scheduled, the first prototype of a fully assembled NH90 helicopter.
The event took place on 29 September 95 at 11.00 a.m., in the presence of the Customer NAHEMA and top defence officials of France, Italy, Germany and The Netherlands, at the Eurocopter France factory, Marignane, where final assembly was carried out.
28 September 1995
1st RUN OF NH90 GROUND TEST VEHICLE
NHIndustries, the prime contractor for the quadrinational NH90 helicopter Programme (launched by France, Italy, Germany and The Netherlands) informs that the first run of the NH90 Ground Test Vehicle (Iron Bird) has successfully taken place on 28 September 95 at AGUSTA plant of Cascina Costa, Italy.