Travel News Asia / ASIA Travel Tips.com
This is the printer-friendly version of the page you were viewing.
The original page can be seen at :http://www.asiatraveltips.com/news17/2911-NH90SeaLion.shtml
The second prototype of the NH90 Sea Lion commissioned by the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (Bundesamt für Ausrüstung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr) lifted off from the Donauwörth site for its maiden flight last week.
Airbus Helicopters is now entering a development testing phase of several months that will focus on avionics and software.
Activities for the qualification of the delivery configuration will start over the course of 2018 once additional modifications have been made to the prototype.
Despite the very demanding timetable, Airbus expects deliveries to the German Navy will start at the end of 2019.
Final assembly of
the first Sea Lion series production aircraft also started
recently and will run in parallel to the qualification.
Recent interviews: China Airlines to Resume London Flights on 1 December 2017, Owner of Rock 'n' Roll Hotel in London Outlines Asia Pacific Expansion Plans and ASEAN Tourism Forum 2018 in Chiang Mai, Thailand - What Does TAT Have Planned?.