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    NEWS | NH90 Lobo in Ejercito del Aire

    NH90 Ready to Fly on A400M


    Spanish Air Force completed validation for the air transport of the NH90 helicopter by the A400M cargo plane. With Airbus authorization, two new mooring points needed to be added to the helicopter’s landing gear

    * Spain was the first country to carry out the certification of the NH90 on A400M


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    NH90 Ready to Fly on A400M


    Ejercito del Aire, June 25, 2022 - The validation of the air transport of the NH90 helicopter on the A400M aircraft has been the most complex test that the Air Transport Load Cell (CECTA, Célula de Cargas para el Transporte Aéreo) of the Air Mobility Headquarters (JMOVA,Jefatura de Movilidad Aérea) has faced to date.

    A validation requested by the Army and carried out with aircraft belonging to the Air Force.

    During the validation study, the main problem was the mooring to the aircraft, since due to the large dimensions of the helicopter, it was not possible to achieve the required mooring values ​​in the lateral direction.

    This problem has been solved with the use of two new mooring points on the helicopter's landing gear, proposed by CECTA and authorized by Airbus.

    It should be noted that both the Air Force and the Army have helicopters of this type, and the Navy will soon join them, so this validation represents a great advance in its operation.

    It should be noted that Spain was the first country to carry out the validation of the NH90 on A400M.

    Within the framework of the Cargo Load Clearence Working Group of the European Air Transport Command (EATC), many nations expressed their interest in attending this cargo test as observers. Germany and the Netherlands stand out as members of the EATC and the United Kingdom as a member of the A400M Operating User Group.

    Many units have been involved in this complex charge. On behalf of the Air Force, in addition to CECTA, personnel from the 48th Wing have participated along with their helicopter, supervisors from the 31st Wing, engineers from the Logistics Support Command (MALOG,Mando de Apoyo Logístico) and the Logistics Center for Armament and Experimentation (CLAEX, Centro Logístico de Armamento y Experimentación), personnel and resources from the Air Deployment Support Squadron (EADA, Escuadrón de Apoyo al despliegue Aéreo) and personnel from the Air Transport Support Section (SATRA, Sección de Apoyo al Transporte Aéreo) of the Zaragoza Air Base.

    On behalf of the Army, BHELMA III personnel and the AGTP-1 team, responsible for providing the necessary tools and ramps to overcome the numerous obstacles encountered during the loading process.

    Representatives from the Airbus company were also invited to witness the loading test, which was carried out with the assistance of two loading supervisors.






    NH90 inside the A400M


    Aircraft mentioned in this article :
    NH Industries NH90 TTH HD.29-19     ( Ejercito del Aire )

    This article is listed in :
    NH90 Lobo in Ejercito del Aire
    Escuadron 803 Ejercito del Aire     Spanish Air Force
    BHELMA III Fuerzas Aeromóviles del Ejército de Tierra     Spanish Army Aviation
    See also Loading Panther on A400M
    See also Super Puma Loaded into Spanish A400M

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