Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Milestone NH90 to Serve as Part of Belgian 1st Wing
Source: NH Industries
NHI has delivered the 200th NH90 helicopter to Belgian Defence. The Tactical Transport Helicopter (TTH) will be operated from Beauvechain Air Force Base by the 1st Wing. The handover ceremony took place during the annual NH90 Product Conference being held this year at the German Army Aviation School in Buckeburg.
NH90. Photo courtesy NH Industries
This facility will become the “International Helicopter Training Center” in July 2015 when it will start to train foreign military helicopter aircrews as well as its existing German flight and maintenance crews. The NH90 is offered in two main variants, one dedicated to naval operations, the NH90NFH (NATO Frigate Helicopter) and the TTH for land operations. To date, the 200 Naval and Tactical transport variants that have been delivered are in service in Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, The Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Greece, Oman, Australia and New Zealand. The twin-engine, medium-size NH90 helicopter program is managed by the consortium NH Industries, owned by AgustaWestland, Airbus Helicopters, and Fokker.