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Australian MRH90 finally approved for service

7th May 2013 - 13:40 GMT | by Ian Kemp in London

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Australia’s new NH Industries MRH90 multirole helicopter (MRH) has received its official type certification and service release from the Australian Defence Force’s Airworthiness Authority, the Chief of Air Force, almost three years later than planned when the project was launched.

Since 28 November 2011 the AIR 9000 MRH acquisition has been managed by the Department of Defence as a ‘Project of Concern’ as the initial aircraft delivered did not meet all of the contractual requirements resulting in a remediation programme and significant delays.

Of the 46 MRH90s ordered in 2005 and 2006, 19 helicopters have now been accepted for service

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Ian Kemp

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Ian Kemp has written extensively on historical and modern defence issues for publications in Europe, …

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