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NHIndustries NH90 Caiman helicopter display - Paris Air Show 2015 - "hear it from the display pilot..."

IHS Jane's speaks to Major Cyril Dodin, French Army Air Corps NH90 Test Pilot and Display Pilot

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Paris Air Show 2015: NH90 Flight Demo

An NH90 TTH Caiman from the French Army Aviation Service performed flight demonstrations daily during the 51st Paris Air Show.

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MRH90 loading trials in a C-17 Globemaster

MRH90 loading trials in a C-17 Globemaster | NHIndustries - NH90 | Scoop.it

Loading trials were carried out between a C-17A Globemaster and an Army MRH-90 from 10-11 May 2015.

Chief Petty Officer Richard Booth, of Headquarters Forces Command, said the procedures would apply to both Army and Navy "Taipans".

“We now have the ability to transport an MRH-90 and its support equipment if required to almost any theatre in the world,” Chief Petty Officer Booth said.

“This capability will allow the Navy to support short-notice deployments for several scenarios as and when they occur.”


He said the trial was conducted slowly to start with, then more quickly as issues were resolved.


The design work for operationally loading two MRH-90s into a C-17A is yet to begin.

When cleared, the ability to load two in each C-17A will provide a rapid deployment capability to the Australian Defence Force.


Preparation included removing the helicopter’s rotor blades, horizontal stabiliser and external lights and antennas.


The MRH-90 tail can also be ‘folded’, a feature to assist crews when operating from a ship.

“We discovered the tail needs to be folded and unfolded twice during the process of loading and lashing the aircraft into the C-17,” Captain Jeremy Mellor, of the Reconnaissance and Air Mobility Systems Program Office, said.


“This is to ensure sufficient clearance between the helicopter and the ground and the C-17A’s upper ramp.”


Navy's MRH-90 helicopters are bases at 808 Squadron at HMAS Albatross  in Nowra New South Wales.

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Belgian NH90 MTH - external cargo training

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German submarine type 212 fly-over by a a Dutch NH90 #NFH helicopter during NATO exercise Dynamic-Mongoose

German submarine type 212 fly-over by a a Dutch NH90 #NFH helicopter during NATO exercise Dynamic-Mongoose | NHIndustries - NH90 | Scoop.it
German #submarine flight over by a a Netherland NH90 #helicopter during #NATO exercise #DynamicMongoose #navy #photo pic.twitter.com/EWAZTIip8U
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Belgian NH90 MTH first formation flight

Thursday 12th February 2015, the four NH90 MTH of the Belgian Air Component did their first formation flight. It’s under a beautiful winter sun that they took off from their home base of Beauvechain. It was an occasion to discover the new capable tactical helicopter in Belgium. More information on : aviation-photographie.net/index?/category/183-nh90_mth_formation

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NH90 meets AN-124

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RNZAF NH90 takes part in National Search and Rescue training exercise - Marlborough, NZ

RNZAF NH90 takes part in National Search and Rescue training exercise - Marlborough, NZ | NHIndustries - NH90 | Scoop.it

The Royal New Zealand Air Force NH90 helicopter and her crew are taking part in a five day annual National Search and Rescue training exercise at Dip Flat in Marlborough, working alongside experts from the New Zealand Police and Land Search and Rescue.  

The NH90 assumed responsibility for search and rescue from the Iroquois at the end of 2014 and is now the primary aircraft for these missions.

Chief of Air Force Air Vice-Marshal Mike Yardley says the exercise allows the NH90 to continue training for search and rescue operations. 

“Exercising with Police and Land Search and Rescue allows us to train in a realistic search and rescue scenario.

“One of the things the NH90 is doing is winching the search and rescue teams into remote inaccessible locations and then returning to pick them up at the end of each day, averaging about five trips per day,” says Mike.

“This also allows us to train Land Search and Rescue personnel in helicopter hoisting operations.”

At the same time the exercise gives the defence force the opportunity to qualify its helicopter crewmen in mountain flying; as well as increase the deployed operations experience of the NH90. 


Commitment to national search and rescue is a core function of the Air Force.

The RNZAF is a key member of the New Zealand search and rescue sector, a sector responsible for more than 30 million km² of land and sea.

Mike says the NH90 adds an extra dimension of capability to search and rescue activities and represents a substantial improvement on the Iroquois.

“The NH90 is a highly capable aircraft and can carry up to 18 people or nine stretchers plus medical staff. This aircraft is well suited to the wide range of work the Air Force carries out with Police, Civil Defence and the Department of Conservation.”

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German Army - NH90 FAM - Forward Air MedEvac - Afghanistan - 2014

Forward Air MedEvac - "We will be there"


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Germany approves "Sea Lion" helo procurement - NH90 NFH

Germany approves "Sea Lion" helo procurement - NH90 NFH | NHIndustries - NH90 | Scoop.it

Germany has approved the purchase of 18 Sea Lion-variant NH90 helicopters valued at EUR1.4 billion (USD1.6 billion), the Reuters news agency reported on 4 March.

The deal, which had already been previously announced, was struck to compensate Airbus (the primary stakeholder in NHIndustries) for cancelled or reduced orders from elsewhere within the German military following cuts, the report stated.

Deliveries of the Sea Lion, which is based on the NH90 NATO Frigate Helicopter (NFH), are expected to commence in 2017. In addition to the 18 Sea Lions, Germany has ordered 82 of the land-based Tactical Transport Helicopter (TTH) variant for the army (of which 23 have been delivered to date), for a total fleet of 100 NH90 helicopters.

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German NH90s resume restricted flight operations

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After conversations with leading NHIndustries partner Airbus Helicopters the German Armed Forces put their NH90 helicopters back on duty, according to a written message Airheadsfly.com received from Airbus Helicopters on 23 February 2015. The Bundeswehr confirmed the statement.


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Procedures
One of several adaptations in operational procedures is that the crew will vent before every engine start to prevent damage from occurring. “With that the risk of engine problems and related malfunctioning in the OHCP can be minimized,” the Bundeswehr states. With a permanent solution awaiting, the German Armed Forces leadership has regained enough confidence to clear the NH90s for normal flying operations. Other NH90 users might use venting-before-start as well to prevent worse.


continue at: http://airheadsfly.com/2015/02/23/german-nh90s-back-in-the-air/

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Official Statement:


Bei dem Zwischenfall mit einem NH90 am 19. Juni 2014 in Termez/ Usbekistan kam es im Zusammenhang mit einer Triebwerksstagnation beim Auslösen der Feuerlöschanlage des Triebwerks zu einem Kurzschluss im Overhead-Control- Panel. Hierzu teilte die Firma AIRBUS Helicopter dem Bundesministerium der Verteidigung und dem Bundesamt für Ausrüstung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr am 6. Februar 2015 mit, dass Ursache für den Kurzschluss ein Designfehler im Overhead-Control- Panel sei.


Die zur Beseitigung dieses Fehlers notwendigen technischen Nachbesserungen werden derzeit vom Hersteller entwickelt. Die Umsetzung der konstruktiven Änderung bei allen betroffenen NH90 durch die Industrie wird allerdings nicht kurzfristig möglich sein.

Zur Überbrückung dieses Zeitraumes hat die Bundeswehr die bestehenden Verfahren analysiert und in enger Abstimmung aller beteiligten Stellen Anpassungen entwickelt. Eine von mehreren Anpassungen ist beispielsweise das Ventilieren vor jedem Triebwerksstart, um eine Vorschädigung auszuschließen. Das Risiko einer Triebwerksstagnation und die damit zusammenhängenden Fehlfunktionen im OHCP können so auf ein verantwortbares Maß minimiert werden.

Bei Anwendung dieser angepassten Verfahren ist ein Interimsflugbetrieb des NH90 bis zur Umsetzung einer konstruktiven Lösung möglich.

Folglich hat der Flugsicherheitsausschuss beim Luftfahrtamt der Bundeswehr am 20. Februar 2015 dem Inspekteur des Heeres empfohlen, den Flugbetrieb NH90 als Interimsflugbetrieb unter Anwendung der geänderten Verfahren sukzessiv wieder aufzunehmen.

Der Inspekteur des Heeres hat sich der Empfehlung angeschlossen.

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Germany outlines temporary procedures to continue restricted flight operations for its NH90 fleet

Germany outlines temporary procedures to continue restricted flight operations for its NH90 fleet | NHIndustries - NH90 | Scoop.it

Germany has come up with a set of temporary fixes to allow its army’s fleet of NH Industries NH90 troop transport helicopters to resume routine flights after it grounded the rotorcraft earlier this month.

The self-imposed restriction followed a June 2014 incident in Termez, Uzbekistan when an NH90 lost the majority of its electrical systems in the wake of an engine fire.

Airbus Helicopters, which is the majority shareholder in the NHI consortium and builds the German-operated NH90s at its Donauwörth facility, traced the issue to a “design fault” in the aircraft’s overhead control panel related to the fire extinguishing system.


Berlin’s defence ministry says that although the airframer is working on a long-term design change to rectify the problem, this cannot be implemented on the in-service fleet at short notice.

Instead the ministry has developed a number of protocols to allow a return to flight, including venting the engines before every start “to rule out preliminary damage”. This will reduce the risk of engine problems and consequent issues with the control panel “to a reasonable degree”.

As a result, Germany’s armed forces safety committee recommends the gradual resumption of flights with the helicopters.

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Hellenic Army NH90 - Greek Armed Forces - Fast Rope Training

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Germany grounds NH90 helicopter fleet due to safety concerns

Germany grounds NH90 helicopter fleet due to safety concerns | NHIndustries - NH90 | Scoop.it

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The investigation found a design flaw in an Overhead Control Panel (OHCP) in the NH90’s cockpit, where a fire suppression switch for the engines could cause a short circuit. Subsequently, the Bundeswehr flight safety authority recommended all routine NH90 operations to be halted.


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Germany grounds fleet of NH90 helicopters due to safety concerns - Overhead-Control- Panel (OHCP) design flaw

Germany grounds fleet of NH90  helicopters due to safety concerns - Overhead-Control- Panel (OHCP) design flaw | NHIndustries - NH90 | Scoop.it

The German military has stopped all routine flights with its NH90 multi-role helicopters because of a design flaw.

The Defense Ministry said in a statement Friday that the problem was discovered by technicians investigating the explosion of a German NH90's engine in Uzbekistan in June.

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Bundeswehr Pressemitteilung; 06.02.15:


Routineflugbetrieb Hubschrauber NH90 vorläufig ausgesetzt


Am 5. Februar 2015 hat die Firma AIRBUS Helicopter das Bundesministerium der Verteidigung und das Bundesamt für Ausrüstung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr unterrichtet, dass aufgrund weiterer Untersuchungen der Industrie zum Zwischenfall mit einem NH90 am 19. Juni 2014 in Termez/ Usbekistan technische Nachbesserungen am Overhead-Control- Panel (OHCP) notwendig sind.


Dem liegt die jetzt gewonnene Erkenntnis des Herstellers zugrunde, dass es aufgrund eines sogenannten Designfehlers beim Auslösen der Feuerlöschanlage des Triebwerks gegebenenfalls zu einem Kurzschluss kommen kann.

Vor dem Hintergrund dieser neuen Erkenntnis hat der Flugsicherheitsausschuss beim Luftfahrtamt der Bundeswehr am 6. Februar 2015 dem Inspekteur des Heeres empfohlen, den Routineflugbetrieb mit NH90 aus Sicherheitsgründen vorläufig auszusetzen. 

Dieser Empfehlung ist der Inspekteur des Heeres gefolgt.

Das BMVg erwartet jetzt schnellstmöglich die Beseitigung des Problems durch den Hersteller.


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Royal New Zealand Air Force - NH90 - hoist rescue training

Royal New Zealand Air Force - NH90 - hoist rescue training | NHIndustries - NH90 | Scoop.it

The crew of a Royal New Zealand Air Force NHIndustries NH90 completes a hoist rescue during a training mission.

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Terma to Field Aircraft Survivability Equipment on Dutch NH-90 Helicopters - Modular Aircraft Survivability (MASE) Pod

Terma to Field Aircraft Survivability Equipment on Dutch NH-90 Helicopters - Modular Aircraft Survivability (MASE) Pod | NHIndustries - NH90 | Scoop.it

Terma has been contracted by the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) to integrate the Terma MASE pod onto NH-90 helicopters.


Lystrup, Denmark - Terma has been contracted by the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) to integrate the Terma Modular Aircraft Survivability (MASE) Pod onto the Dutch air force’ NH-90 helicopters.

The MASE Pod solution includes the Terma developed and manufactured Electronic Warfare Management System, ALQ-213 in the latest version, Missile Warning sensors, and Chaff/Flare Dispenser modules. The modular design allows for future integration of coming sensors and new requirements. 


Having collaborated with the RNLAF for decades, we are very pleased being selected to provide the NH-90 platform with self-protection equipment. This strongly indicates that RNLAF has confidence in our solutions. This applies to system performance, the entire process, and the collaboration between the air force and Terma, said Jesper Petersen, Vice President, Airborne Applications, Terma Defense & Security.



Terma has collaborated with the RNLAF and The Netherlands’ Defence Materiel Organization for more than 20 years, integrating the EW suite on a large variety of aircraft platforms.

The MASE pod family concept was originally developed for installation on the AH-64D Apache in 2003. Since then, the modularity of the MASE pod has enabled tailoring for other helicopter platforms including EH-101, Mi-17, Mi-24, and AS 550 Fennec. The MASE pod concept is also fielded on the CH-47F Chinook in a sophisticated CHASE version. Further, Terma’s Electronic Self-Protection Systems are in use on the AS 532 U2 Cougar Mk2 and on the F-16 fighters and C-130H transport and other aircraft throughout the world.

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Finnish Army - NH90 Helicopter Battalion struggling to meet its operational requirements - Jaeger Rgt. "Utti"

Finnish Army - NH90 Helicopter Battalion struggling to meet its operational requirements - Jaeger Rgt. "Utti" | NHIndustries - NH90 | Scoop.it

Finland is struggling to meet its operational requirements. The Finnish Army has huge problems keeping its NHIndustries NH90s airborne, undermining both tasks at home as well as its air commitment to the European Union’s rapid reaction Nordic Battle Group.


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With such problems it is almost a wonder that the Finns did manage to make 7,000 flight hours on the NH90 so far, making the nation one of the more experienced ones of the 13 countries that ordered the European co-production. The first Finnish NH90 arrived in March 2008 – to replace the Mil Mi-8s still in service. When airborne the NH90s are said to have impressed the Finnish military, giving the army’s top brass a valuable tool in transporting numerous of troops swiftly over distances of hundreds of miles.


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continue at: http://airheadsfly.com/2015/01/24/finland-struggling-to-keep-nh90s-airborne/

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Finnish Army - NH90 operational serviceability rate issues - Jaeger Rgt. "Utti"

Finnish Army -  NH90 operational serviceability rate issues - Jaeger Rgt. "Utti" | NHIndustries - NH90 | Scoop.it

The Finnish army is only achieving an approximate 40% operational serviceability rate on its current NHIndustries NH90 transport helicopter fleet, its chief of aviation has claimed, as its final example is set to be delivered in the coming weeks.

Based on the number of available aircraft – there are currently five aircraft per year undergoing retrofit – the service is only working at a 40% availability rate. However, it hopes to take this to 50% over the next three years, Lt Col Tuure Lehtoranta told the Defence IQ International Military Helicopter conference in London.

The arrival of the army’s final NH90, which Lehoranta says will be delivered in the next few weeks, will take the service’s fleet to 20 aircraft.

“The serviceability and the availability of [the] NH90 has been a big challenge,” Lehtoranta says.


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continue at: http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/finnish-nh90s-creep-towards-50-operational-serviceability-408259/


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