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Maiden Flight of first Italian Army NH90

21 Sep 2004

Agusta, an AgustaWestland company, is pleased to announce that the first NH90 destined for the Italian Army took off for a successful maiden flight on September 15th at Agusta’s Vergiate plant. The flight was conducted by two test pilot and two flight engineers over 30 minutes, during which a speed of 120 knots was reached and the flight envelope of the basic aircraft was tested. Besides the 60 NH90 ordered by the Italian Army and the 56 ordered by the Italian Navy, Agusta will assemble at Vergiate plant also the 20 helicopters ordered by the Netherlands Navy and the 14 ordered by Norwegian Armed Forces.

The NH90 has been designed from the outset as a multi-role weapons system. The tactical transport (TTH) and naval (NFH) variants of the helicopter share a common basic helicopter in a modular design. Dedicated, specialized mission equipment packages allow for maximum flexibility in operations. Special emphasis has been given to features such as safety, reliability, availability, maintainability, testability, and supportability. To date, eleven countries have ordered a total of 357 units, with options for a further 86 helicopters.



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