Sponsor Message:
Military Aviation & Space Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
NH-90  
User currently offlineCannibalZ3 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 392 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 7 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1043 times:

Can someone enlighten me as to the current status? I hear a lot about other helicopter programs, but I know nothing about the NH-90, other then that it has orders down in several countries. Is the NH-90 a better helicopter then other helicopters offered in the replacement contests? Does Sikorsky have any orders at all for it's S-92?
Regards,
Zach

6 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1001 times:

Haven't heard anything about it in over a decade. I think we can assume the project died a silent death together with the navy budgets of the countries building it.


I wish I were flying
User currently offlineSteman From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 1320 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 997 times:

The NH-90 is a well established programme and is far from being dead.
It has been recently ordered for series production with a first batch of more than 200 examples. I can tell you that the Italian Armed Forces (notably the Air Cavalry and the Navy) have a requirement already apporved of more than 200 examples. The total for the 5 Countries (Italy, France, Germany, The Netherlands and Portugal) is more than 700.
There are already 3 flying prototypes and the production has begun so the NH-90 can be considered a succesful story, despite it took decades to realize.

Ciao

Stefano


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 991 times:

hmm, wonder why the Netherlands are so quiet about it...
No news at all about new choppers for the Navy about to enter production (I know some were ordered to replace the Lynx, but with the dismantlement of our fleet there is little need).



I wish I were flying
User currently offlineSteman From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 1320 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 986 times:

The Netherlands have a requirement for 20 NFH-90, the naval version of the NH-90. After Fokker bankruptcy responsibilities for the production has been transferred to Agusta in Italy.

Ciao

Stefano


User currently offlinePetertenthije From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 3309 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (12 years 7 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 984 times:

The Dutch aren't al that quiet about it. Although news about it is few and far between. A few months ago there was something of a riot in the parlement because the NH-90 proved to be way more expensive than it's competitor (Sikorksy something-hawk). It was all over the news papers. Chief among them the "Telegraaf".


Attamottamotta!
User currently offlineFBU 4EVER! From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (12 years 7 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 982 times:

The Swedes just ordered 18.


"Luck and superstition wins all the time"!
Top Of Page
Forum Index

Reply To This Topic NH-90
Username:
No username? Sign up now!
Password: 


Forgot Password? Be reminded.
Remember me on this computer (uses cookies)
  • Military aviation related posts only!
  • Not military related? Use the other forums
  • No adverts of any kind. This includes web pages.
  • No hostile language or criticizing of others.
  • Do not post copyright protected material.
  • Use relevant and describing topics.
  • Check if your post already been discussed.
  • Check your spelling!
  • DETAILED RULES
Add Images Add SmiliesPosting Help

Please check your spelling (press "Check Spelling" above)


Similar topics:More similar topics...
Norway Buys NH-90´s posted Fri Nov 30 2001 16:56:17 by Caravelle
NH-90 posted Tue Sep 18 2001 05:31:54 by CannibalZ3

Sponsor Message:
Printer friendly format