NHIndustries NH90

Twin-engine medium sized multi-role helicopter

 

 

Following the April 2007 approval by the Belgian Government's confirmation, the NATO Helicopter Management Agency (NAHEMA) which manages the design, development, production and logistics of the NH90, signed on behalf of Belgium, a contract with NHIndustries to supply Belgium with a total of ten NH90 helicopters. These ten NH90 include four aircraft in the TTH (Tactical Transport Helicopter) version, four in the NFH (NATO Frigate Helicopter) version - and two options. The ceremony took place on June 18 2007, at the Cercle Militaire Saint- Augustin in Paris in the margin of the Le Bourget trade Show. Belgium was the 14th country ordering the NH90 and the sixth to join NAHEMA, the international program organisation representing Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands and Portugal. On September 18th, 2012 the first NH90 (TTH version) destined for Belgium made its initial flight and was delivered to its home base Beauvechain on October 2nd, 2013. In January 2014 the NH Industries company name was officially changed into Airbus Helicopters. In Belgian military service the factory designation TTH is not used but rather NH90 MTH (Multi-purpose Transport Helicopter).

RN-01

Type

NFH

C/N

1040/NBEN01

Date In

Aug 2013

Date Out

Active

History

RN-01, first flight Donauwörth (D.) 13 Apr 2013 as 98+51 used for training at Marignane (F.), 31 Jul 2014 arrived at Koksijde.

RN-02

Type

NFH

C/N

1041/NBEN02

Date In

May 2014

Date Out

Active

History

98+52, RN-02, delivered to Koksijde airbase on 09 May 2014

RN-03

Type

NFH

C/N

1237/NBEN03

Date In

Dec 2014

Date Out

Active

History

98+53, testing, RN-03,delivered on 02 Dec 2014

RN-04

Type

NFH

C/N

1238/NBEN04

Date In

Aug 2015

Date Out

Active

History

RN-04, retrofitted to the latest standards at Donauwörth, in service

RN-05

Type

TTH

C/N

1257/TBEA01

Date In

Dec 2012

Date Out

Active

History

RN-05, first flight Marignane (F.) 18 Sep 2012 as F-ZWBE. Handed over to the Belgian Defence on 21 Dec 2012.

RN-06

Type

TTH

C/N

1296/TBEA02

Date In

Jan 2014

Date Out

Active

History

F-ZWCD, RN-06, delivered at Beauvechain airbase on 24 Jan 2014

RN-07

Type

TTH

C/N

1297/TBEA03

Date In

Jun 2014

Date Out

Active

History

F-ZWCM, RN-07, delivered to Beauvechain airbase on 13 June 2014

RN-08

Type

TTH

C/N

1297/TBEA03

Date In

Nov 2014

Date Out

Active

History

RN-08, handed over to Belgian MoD at Marignane (F.) on 14 Nov 2014.

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