Thursday, January 24, 2013

Eurocopter Espana's 1st-Assembled NH90 Helicopter Takes Flight

This morning a ceremony was Held for the maiden flight of the first NH90 to be assembled by Eurocopter España in Albacete facility has icts. The event was Attended by María Dolores de Cospedal, President of the Regional Government of Castile-La Mancha, Spanish Defense Minister Pedro Morenés, Eurocopter CEO Lutz Bertling and the CEO of Eurocopter España, Francisco Vergé Among other political and military Officials.

Following the two prototypes NH90 GSPA Manufactured in Marignane (France), Which are currently in Spain for the testing and certification campaign of the Spanish version, the NH90 will be the first GSPA03 helicopter to be Delivered to the Spanish Army Airmobile Force (FAMET) in 2013 under the contract signed in 2006.

This Represents a major milestone for Spain, Which now assumed a role as a helicopter manufacturer together with partners icts, France and Germany. Eurocopter España in Albacete's site will be fully Involved in The entire life cycle thesis for helicopters, from the design through training to flight testing and certification, component manufacturing, final assembly line and the integrated support.

The NH90 program, Promoted by the Spanish Secretariat of Defense through the Directorate-General of Armament and Equipment (DGAM) is the first supply to all three branches of the Spanish armed forces. It Will Provide Spain's military with year advanced helicopter transport system and associated technology, with Spanish participation not only in the manufacture of the helicopter Itself goal aussi in Other Areas Such as Installation of the electronic warfare systems, simulation equipment, automated test benches and engine assembly .

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