42 Additional NH90 Confirmed by Germany
(Source: NH Industries; issued June 19, 2007)
The latest Belgian and German orders bring the NH90 order book to 495 firm aircraft and 60 options. (Eurocopter photo)
LE BOURGET --- Germany has signed a formal order for 42 additional NH90 helicopters. 30 of these helicopters will be operated by the German Army Aviation and 12 by the German Air Force. These aircraft are in addition to the initial batch of 80 NH90 ordered in June 2000.

The ceremony took place yesterday afternoon at the Cercle Militaire Saint-Augustin in Paris, during Paris Air Show 2007.

The German Army is the first customer to have taken delivery of NH90 in December 2006 and further deliveries in May 2007. The aircraft identified under the Industry designation TGEA02, TGEA03 and TGEA04 are used for flight training at the German Army Air Corps Weapons School in Bückeburg, while serial number TGEA05 is dedicated as a ground trainer at the Army base in Fassberg.

The additional 30 NH90 for the Army Aviation will keep the variant features and characteristics of the 50 TTH previously ordered. The 12 for the Air Force will feature the Rear Ramp, provisions for armor protection and machine gun, in the frame of the harmonization process among the Air Force variant; following this additional order, the total NH90 for German Air Force will amount to 42.

The NHIndustries General Manager, Gala Gonçalves, underlined that she is particularly honored to have the opportunity to sign this important NH90 contract as it demonstrates the confidence from one of the founding Nations in the NH90 Programme. Furthermore some additional orders are expected in the short term from other NAHEMO Countries.

The twin-engine, medium-size NH90 helicopter is provided by the consortium NHIndustries, the Company owned by AgustaWestland (32%), Eurocopter (62.5%), and Stork Fokker (5.5%).

The NH90 helicopter programme is the largest ever launched in Europe, with firm orders now reaching 495 units plus 60 options to equip and modernize the Armed Forces of France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Portugal, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Greece, Oman, Australia, New-Zealand, Spain and Belgium.

Final negotiation steps are yet under process with several other Defense Forces to secure contract concerning additional NH90, both in the Tactical Transport and Naval versions. (ends)



NAHEMA Signs Contract for 10 NH90 Helicopters for Belgium
(Source: NH Industries; issued June 19, 2007)
LE BOURGET, France --- NHIndustries is very pleased to announce that following a formal decision by Belgium to acquire NH90 helicopters taken on 27 April 2007, NAHEMA signed yesterday afternoon the purchase contract for 10 NH90 helicopters for Belgium at the Cercle Militaire Saint-Augustin in Paris, during the Paris Air Show 2007.

The order for 10 NH90 consists of 4 TTH and 4 NFH plus 2 optional TTH aircraft.

With both TTH and NFH versions, the NH90 helicopters will provide the Belgian Armed Forces with maritime and tactical transport capabilities. One of the primary missions of these aircraft will be to provide Belgium with an advanced Search and Rescue (SAR) capability. These aircraft will be operated by the “Air component” of Belgian Armed Forces, regrouping under a unique command all military flying equipment of Belgium.

Belgium represents the 14th customer ordering the NH90 and the 6th country to join NAHEMO, the international NH90 Programme organisation gathering France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands and then Portugal.

The twin-engine, medium-size NH90 helicopter is provided by the consortium NHIndustries, the Company owned by AgustaWestland (32%), Eurocopter (62.5%), and Stork Fokker (5.5%).

The NH90 helicopter programme is the largest ever launched in Europe, with firm orders now reaching 453 units plus 60 options to equip and modernize the Armed Forces of France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Portugal, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Greece, Oman, Australia, New Zealand, Spain and Belgium.

Final negotiation steps are yet under process with several other Defence Forces to secure contracts concerning additional NH90, both in the Tactical Transport and Naval versions. To date, four NH90 are delivered to the German customer.

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