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The Company

NHIndustries is the focal point for the NH90 programme

NHIndustries is a French SAS company, based in Aix-en-Provence. It is wholly owned by Airbus, Leonardo Helicopters and Fokker Aerostructures and provides the focal point for these companies for the NH90 programme. Established in 1992, NHI has managed the design, development and entry to service of the NH90 for both NAHEMA (NATO Helicopter Management Agency) and export customers. NHIndustries is certified to EN 9100, ISO 9001 and AQAP 2110, for prime Contractorship and Management of International Aeronautical Programmes.


NHI's primary responsibilities are to the customer and to the partner companies for the following activities

  • Airworthiness and the process of safety.

  • Management of the Integrated Logistic Support process.

  • Programme management.

  • Management of contracts, new business and marketing activities.

  • Management of the design, development and configuration process.


  • Final assembly of NH90 is completed at 6 locations

  • Airbus Helicopters, Marignane - France.

  • Leonardo Helicopters, Tessera - Italy.

  • Airbus Helicopters Deutschland, Donauwörth - Germany.

  • Airbus Helicopters Spain, Albacete - Spain.

  • Patria, Halli - Finland.

  • Airbus Group Australia Pacific, Brisbane - Australia.