NHIndustries

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NHIndustries
SAS
Industry Aerospace
Founded 1992
Headquarters Aix-en-Provence
France
Products Helicopters
Website www.NHIndustries.com

NHIndustries (NHI) is a helicopter manufacturing company established in 1992 by Eurocopter of France and Germany (now Airbus Helicopters), Agusta of Italy (now AgustaWestland) and Stork Fokker Aerospace of the Netherlands (now Fokker Aerostructures). NHI was specifically established to be NATO Helicopter Management Agency's prime contractor for the design and development, industrialisation, production and logistic support of the NHIndustries NH90 series of helicopters.

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The company is owned by:

  Airbus Helicopters (62.5%)
  AgustaWestland (32%)

NHIndustries NH90[edit]

A French Navy NH90 lands aboard the USS Antietam

The NHIndustries NH90 is a medium-sized, twin-engine, multi-role military helicopter. It was developed in response to NATO requirements for a battlefield helicopter which would also be capable of being operated in naval environments. The NH90 was developed and is manufactured by NHIndustries, a collaborative company, which is owned by Airbus Helicopters, Leonardo (formerly AgustaWestland) and Fokker Aerostructures. The first prototype conducted its maiden flight in December 1995; the type first entered operational service in 2007. As of January 2017, the NH90 has logged 127,000 flight hours in the armed forces of thirteen nations.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Italian Army UH-90 Helicopters Achieve 9,000 Flying Hours in Afghanistan". NHIndustries. 16 January 2017. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 

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