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250th NH90 helicopter delivered

16th October 2015 - 12:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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NHIndustries has delivered a new NH90 tactical transport helicopter to the Italian Army, marking the 250th delivery made under the NH90 programme.

The delivery was made in Viterbo, Italy during the annual NH90 users conference on 13 October. The aircraft will be operated by the Italian Army aviation special forces, joining the Italian armed forces' existing fleet of 30 NH90 TTH and 17 NH90 NATO Frigate Helicopters (NFH). 

The twin-engine, medium-size NH90 helicopter programme is managed by the consortium NHIndustries.

A total of more than 95000 flight hours have been achieved by the worldwide fleet, operated in Germany, France, Italy, The Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Greece, Oman, Belgium, Australia and New Zealand. 

Vittorio Bella, managing director, NHIndustries, said: ‘We are committed, at NHI, to delivering our helicopters on-time to our customers. The delivery of the 250th aircraft today is an important milestone and it highlights the technical and commercial success of this European programme.

‘The NH90 is today the most modern combat proven helicopter in its class. We are proud to fulfil the expectations of our customers every day, and we keep on working closely with them in order to make sure the NH90 remains the reference for the 21st century operations.’

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