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Australian MRH 90 program progresses

written by australianaviation.com.au | September 23, 2010
photo - Doug Mackay

Australian Aerospace reports the company is on track to deliver the 16th MRH90 helicopter to the ADF on schedule by the end of the year.

Despite a three month grounding of the fleet earlier this year following an engine failure, the 13th MRH 90 was delivered on September 3, and another three are scheduled to follow by year end.

“The engine manufacturer, Rolls-Royce  Turbomeca, is currently working with the ADF on the root cause, and, in the meantime, the MRH 90s have resumed flying operations,” Australian Aerospace CEO, Dr Jens Goennemann, said in a statement. “Two helicopters have been accepted since the resumption of flying and the MRH 90 delivery, testing and training program is now building momentum.”

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The ADF has 46 MRH 90s on order. The first 13 aircraft have been built to Product Baseline (PBL) standard 01 and 02, and will require further work to bring them up to the definitive PBL 03 standard. Aircraft 14 onwards will all be built to the PBL 03 standard, which includes enhanced avionics, the latest software loads, and a strengthened cabin floor.

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Australian MRH 90 program progresses

written by australianaviation.com.au | September 23, 2010
photo - Doug Mackay

Australian Aerospace reports the company is on track to deliver the 16th MRH90 helicopter to the ADF on schedule by the end of the year.

Despite a three month grounding of the fleet earlier this year following an engine failure, the 13th MRH 90 was delivered on September 3, and another three are scheduled to follow by year end.

“The engine manufacturer, Rolls-Royce  Turbomeca, is currently working with the ADF on the root cause, and, in the meantime, the MRH 90s have resumed flying operations,” Australian Aerospace CEO, Dr Jens Goennemann, said in a statement. “Two helicopters have been accepted since the resumption of flying and the MRH 90 delivery, testing and training program is now building momentum.”

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The ADF has 46 MRH 90s on order. The first 13 aircraft have been built to Product Baseline (PBL) standard 01 and 02, and will require further work to bring them up to the definitive PBL 03 standard. Aircraft 14 onwards will all be built to the PBL 03 standard, which includes enhanced avionics, the latest software loads, and a strengthened cabin floor.

Steer your own in-flight experience – available on print and digital Whether our classic glossy magazine in your letterbox, daily news updates in your inbox, peeling back a few layers in the podcast or our monthly current affair reports, you can count on us to keep you up to date. Sign up today for just $99.95 for more exclusive offers here. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

Australian MRH 90 program progresses

written by australianaviation.com.au | September 23, 2010
photo - Doug Mackay

Australian Aerospace reports the company is on track to deliver the 16th MRH90 helicopter to the ADF on schedule by the end of the year.

Despite a three month grounding of the fleet earlier this year following an engine failure, the 13th MRH 90 was delivered on September 3, and another three are scheduled to follow by year end.

“The engine manufacturer, Rolls-Royce  Turbomeca, is currently working with the ADF on the root cause, and, in the meantime, the MRH 90s have resumed flying operations,” Australian Aerospace CEO, Dr Jens Goennemann, said in a statement. “Two helicopters have been accepted since the resumption of flying and the MRH 90 delivery, testing and training program is now building momentum.”

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The ADF has 46 MRH 90s on order. The first 13 aircraft have been built to Product Baseline (PBL) standard 01 and 02, and will require further work to bring them up to the definitive PBL 03 standard. Aircraft 14 onwards will all be built to the PBL 03 standard, which includes enhanced avionics, the latest software loads, and a strengthened cabin floor.

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