ARCHIVES : NEWS 2002
|## Oct 24, 2002||## 24 Oct 2002|
Marignane 24.10.2002 Major Milestone for NH90 Program : Crash Test Completed
This Thursday, the future military transport and
naval helicopter NH90 completed the crash safety test at Eurocopter's
Ottobrunn facility in Germany. Except for a few marginal, non-critical
areas, the helicopter proved its ability to withstand a crash. This
is a major milestone for the NH90 program and an important prerequisite
for the scheduled delivery of the helicopter to the armed forces
of the five NAHEMA nations starting in 2004.
|## Jul 25, 2002||## 25 Jul 2002|
The NH 90 Production Takes Shape
The Partner Companies are currently manufacturing the main fuselage modules for the next eight helicopters. These first modules will be delivered to Agusta and Eurocopter facilities for the junction, with the in site produced module, operated with the already used special mating jig. In addition, the first production main transmission assembly is currently put through bench-tests at the Agusta Cascina Costa facility.
In parallel the Partner Companies
had already placed the contracts for all the long lead items,
mainly both engine types, sonics, FLIR, naval radar, and, in general,
for all the equipment de-veloped under specific NHIndustries design.
The NH90 Programme, which represents
a landmark programme for Europe's defence, has made another important
step forward. Eurocopter is a wholly-owned subsidiary of European
Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS). With revenues amounting
to 30.8 billion Euro in 2001 and a workforce of 100,000, EADS
is the largest European aerospace company and No. 2 worldwide.
It is active in the sectors of commercial aircraft, helicopters,
space, military transport and combat aircraft as well as defence
technology and services.
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