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Construction begins at French NH90 training centre

25th October 2011 - 12:16 GMT | by Tony Osborne



French officials have laid the first stones in the foundations for the new NH90 training centre at Le Luc in southern France.

French Army Lt Gen Jean-Philippe Margueron and VADM Stephen Verwaerde of the navy presided over the ceremony held at the training base on 20 October.

The training centre known as CFIA (Centre de Formation Interarmées du NH90) will provide crew training for those aircrews destined to fly the NH90 - known as the Caïman in French service - with the French Army Air Corps (ALAT) and the French Navy (Aeronavale). The facility wil also train the engineers

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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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