NH Industries NH90 TTH
spain Fuerzas Aeromóviles del Ejército de Tierra

Spanish Army Aviation

2014 to present


Fuerzas Aeromóviles del Ejército de Tierra NH90 TTH

Original plans called for 104 NH90 to be assembled locally at Albacete and distributed between the 3 armed Forces. In 2005 the order was reduced to 45. In 2013 the number was set to 22 (until 2019) although the total cost was increased.

These aircraft, known as GSPA and HT-29 Caimán, used General Electric CT7 8F5 engines and avionics software developed in Spain.

First flight of a Spanish NH90 took place on December 17, 2010. The first 2 were built in France while the rest also to be manufactured in France but the Eurocopter España plant located in Albacete and inaugurated in 2007 is responsible for the assembly. First Spanish NH90 roll out in 2013.

FAMET received their first NH90 on December 2014. The second (ET-804) was delivered on December 2015.

On September 13, 2016 at Colmenar Viejo was held the official ceremony of acceptance for the first 2 aircraft. It was announced that 16 helicopters will be delivered at a rate of 3 aircraft per year until 2023.

On September 2017 performed first public display during Naval Aviation Centennial at Rota naval base.

On December 2017 performed first live fire exercise at San Gregorio

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C/NBuiltID     In this OrganisationIn other Org

    1215     HT.29-01: 1215/GSPA01; FAMET o/o
Eurocopter France F-ZWRE: Eurocopter France FAMET TTH 01 f/f 17dec10

Airbus Helicopters Spain HT.29-01: Jul11 at Eurocopter Albacete as NH90 GSPA Army, picture+

Airbus Helicopters Spain GSPA-01: Ejercito del Aire SAR prototype f/f 20dec17

Spanish Air Force ?: Ejercito del Aire prototype with Airbus Albacete
    1242     HT.29-02: 1242/GSPA02 2012 Eurocopter Albacete as HU.29-02; 2016 still
Eurocopter France F-ZWFE: Eurocopter France FAMET TTH 02
    1264 2013     HT.29-03: 1264/GSPA03 first built in Spain f/f 23/jan13 as HU.29-03
    1276     HT.29-04: 1276/GSPA04 Dec15 as HU.29-04
    1282     HT.29-05: 1282/GSPA05; FAMET ET-805
    1283     HT.29-06: 1283/GSPA06; FAMET ET-806
    1285     HT.29-07: 1285/GSPA07 FAMET ET-807

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