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DSEi 2011: Puma 2 makes quiet progress

15th September 2011 - 17:26 GMT | by Tony Osborne in London


The project to inject new life into the RAF's fleet of Puma support helicopters is making good progress, according to Eurocopter.

Since the maiden flight of the first modified aircraft in June, Eurocopter test pilots have completed nearly 30 hours of manufacturer's test flying. That work is due to be complete by the end of the year when the aircraft will be transferred to Boscombe Down in Wiltshire for military certificate and acceptance testing by QinetiQ.

Under the £300 million Puma Life Extension Programme which was launched in September 2009, 28 of the RAF's Pumas are being given a new

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Tony Osborne


Tony Osborne

Tony was deputy editor of Defence Helicopter and Rotorhub magazines before joining Aviation Week in …

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