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Two New IMH90 First Flights On Same Day

FURTHER PROGRESS on the Finnish Army NH90 programme came on July 13, when a successful first flight was made by the first Patria-assembled example, KH-202 at Halli, Jamsa, Finland, where the helicopter took off at 0930hrs for a 1hr 5min sortie. This is the second NH90 for Finland, the first (KH-201) having been built by Eurocopter at Marignane, France, where it first flew as F-ZWTF last September. The second NH90 for Finland, KH-203, was built by Agusta at its Vergiate production facility in Italy, though the remaining 18 (KH-204 to KH-220), all in Tactical Transport Helicopter configuration, will be assembled

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HELICOPTER HYBRID EUROCOPTERS X3

The US Army’s need for high-speed vertical lift beyond 2030 has prompted helicopter manufacturers tre-explore the options for high-speed rotary-wing flight. In the coming decades, the US Army want to replace its Apaches and Black Hawks with aircraft that have the abilities of a helicopter but the superior overall performance of a turboprop. The X3, designed to prove new propulsion technology, actually made its first flight days before its public unveiling and remains a long way from a final product. The company says it is pursuing an agenda of delivering performance at a lower cost than the alternatives including AgustaWestland

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In pictures: UTair Engineering — what’s behind the fence?

Author of the report — alexx72

Many times passing by the former Soviet Union at the plant called "26GA" I was curious about what was inside is how to disassemble and assemble the helicopters? Under what conditions workers are employed? As supplied by the production? But this is not just a car! Same flying machine and and it flies against all the laws of aerodynamics … and after flying! And the airline UTair has the most powerful helicopter fleet in the world! And not just because they occupy a leading position in the

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In pictures: UTair Engineering — what’s behind the fence?

Author of the report — alexx72

Many times passing by the former Soviet Union at the plant called "26GA" I was curious about what was inside is how to disassemble and assemble the helicopters? Under what conditions workers are employed? As supplied by the production? But this is not just a car! Same flying machine and and it flies against all the laws of aerodynamics … and after flying! And the airline UTair has the most powerful helicopter fleet in the world! And not just because they occupy a leading position in the

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Turbomeca engine will create a new generation helicopter Eurocopter X4

Turbomeca and Eurocopter company signed an agreement providing for a high-speed helicopter engines for the latest generation X4. As you know, at the current time, the French producer designs for this machine model based on GTD TM800, which will hold 1100 hp traction and 20% reduction in fuel consumption. According to Turbomeca, the new engine will own performance features excellent proven models, technical improvements, based on the designs tested on the demo model GTE Tech 800. Reduced fuel consumption of the new engine will allow to achieve growth range and payload of the helicopter, will also reduce harmful emissions.

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Global Eurocopter

Modern look to international cooperation euros producer For the second decade in a row, international observers and competing companies are waiting for the same, in the end, the European helicopter design group Eurocopter Group (a subsidiary of the defense-industrial concern EADS) reduce speed to increase production and, consequently, of net profit. But despite the global monetary crisis, the Franco-Spanish-German manufacturer confidently holds the leading position in the world helicopter. So over the years 2005-2011 yearly income increased from 3.2 to 5.4 billion euros. With all of this backlog in the past year amounted to 457 helicopters (increased by 32%).

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France Get 8TH HELICOPTER NH90 NFH CAIMAN

Eurocopter handed over to the French Office for defense procurement (DGA) first helicopter NH90 NFH (NATO Frigate Helicopter) in the latest version of Step B, created for the French Navy. This machine will join the 7 delivered the French Navy NH90 NFH helicopters in the first standard configuration.   NH90 NFH can boast the presence of a modern system of tools, which includes new electrical, acoustic and opto-electronic detectors, anti-ship and anti-submarine weapons. Helicopter operations also makes search and rescue, transport, maritime surveillance and anti-piracy.   6 NH90 final assembly lines in the current time working in France, Germany,

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Eurocopter X-3 helicopter pilot

September first Eurocopter began flight tests of the new helicopter X-3 (High-speed, long-range Hybrid Helicopter). Concept is made on the basis of serial helicopter EC155 Dauphin. It differs from the standard serial that is equipped with 2 pulling screws on the wings of a small scale. Rear screw «fenestron» removed and replaced with a standard flat tail with twin vertical stabilizer and rudder. European high-speed helicopter in the main assembly scheme carried out in accordance with a rotorcraft rotor and 2 pulling propellers located on the wing tips. Unlike conventional scheme is more developed horizontal tail. Due to this

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Eurocopter X3 Hybrid helicopter hybrid

European company «Eurocopter», which is part of «EADS», beginning in the U.S. demo tour «Eurocopter X3 Hybrid». Demonstration began with the State of Texas is no coincidence, because there is located the general staff of «American Eurocopter» — Branch «Eurocopter» in the United States. During the demonstration hybrid European developers are going to intrigue American military and civilian potential customers unique abilities promising hybrid helicopter. The tour will take place within 30 days and will visit a huge number of civilian and military airfields. The demonstrator is based on a serial glider «EC155 Dauphin». Outside the presence of different

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Kazakhstan will produce EC645 T2

Joint venture Eurocopter Kazakhstan Engineering plans to begin production of the helicopter EC645 T2 (military version of the EC145 T2). The relevant agreement was signed by President JV Bolat Smagulov and senior vice president Olivier Lambert, Eurocopter. According to the agreement, the joint venture, is the only manufacturer on the ground EC145 CIS will assemble and maintenance services of military EC645 T2. In addition, the planned upcoming expansion line produced in Kazakhstan helicopter Eurocopter. The agreement will allow the company to make a new step in the development of modern technology helicopter. EC645 T2 — this is one of

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