AIX EN PROVENCE, France --- NHI is proud to announce that the NH90 new generation helicopter is displayed at Farnborough airshow between July 9 and 15. The helicopter, displayed on Finmeccanica static area, is one of the 20 NFHs, the Naval Version of this European helicopter, ordered by the Royal Netherlands Navy.
The NH90 NFH is the most recent and most flexible helicopter for naval warfare, it is designed according to precise NATO Staff Requirements, it is equipped with a state of the art weapon system combining on a modern platform several types of sensors with a complete weapon suite.
The NH90 NFH is able to cover AsuW and ASW primary missions in any type of environment and to perform the widest spectrum of missions such as SAR and Rescue, Amphibious operations, Anti-Piracy, Boarding Party and Maritime Surveillance.
“The NH90 Helicopter is the best helicopter in its class because it benefits from the expertise of AgustaWestland, Eurocopter and Fokker, three leading aerospace companies with a long tradition of excellence,” declares Xavier Poupardin, Delegated Managing Director of NH Industries.
The NH90 is the optimal choice for naval operations thanks to its large full composite airframe, its full automatic folding of tail and rotor and its excellent power to weight ratio. It features a redundant Fly-by-Wire flight control system for reduced Pilot’s workload and enhanced flight characteristics.
As of today, more than 111 helicopters, out of 529 ordered, have been delivered and are in service in Germany, France, Italy, 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, the company owned by AgustaWestland SpA (32%), Eurocopter (62.5%), and Stork Fokker (5.5%).