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Heli-Pacific 2012: Australia hoping to soon restart Tiger flights

24th May 2012 - 07:40 GMT | by Tony Skinner in Gold Coast


The Australian Army is hoping the Eurocopter Tiger Armed Reconnaissance helicopter will soon return to flying operations following the grounding of the fleet after fumes were detected in the cockpit of one aircraft.

The army announced in mid-May that it had suspended ‘flying operations for training activities’ of its fleet of 22 Tiger helicopters following the detection of the fumes during a training flight.

Speaking at the Heli-Pacific conference in Queensland on 23 May, commander of 16 Aviation Brigade Brig Greg Lawler said the problem had been examined and he was hoping the restriction to flight operations could be lifted

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