2007-08-19 - NH90 NiederlandeFirst NH90 for Netherlands flies
Erstflug des Marine-NH90 für Holland<br /> NHIndustries announced that the first serial production NH90 for the Royal Netherlands Navy performed the maiden flight on Friday 10th August at AgustaWestland's Vergiate facility in Italy.
The helicopter (NNLN001) took off at 14.45 h and the flight duration was of about 20 minutes. In flight preliminary checks fulfilled all expectations. In the frame of the NH90 Programme work-share, AgustaWestland is responsible of the overall integration of the NH90 naval mission system for all NH90 naval variants (NFH: NATO Frigate Helicopter).
The Royal Netherlands Navy has ordered a total of 20 NH90-NFH. Final Assembly of the Dutch helicopters is underway at AgustaWestland's Vergiate facility which is responsible also for the assembly of the NFH variant for Italian and Norwegian Navies as well as for the assembly of the TTH variant for Italian Army.