Europe's joint NH-90 utility helicopter made its first flight last month at Eurocopter France's Mairgnane facility under clouds of speculation about the program's future, as defense spending cuts threaten participation by the project's French prime contractor. Late last year, French Defense Minister Charles Millon declared that funding for both the NH-90 and the Eurocopter Tiger helicopter programs was safe in France's revised fiscal 1996 defense budget. At the same time, however, ...


You must have an Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) account or subscribe to this Market Briefing to access "NH-90 helo flies, but future uncertain with French defense cuts".


Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to for access.


Not currently a subscriber? Click on the "Learn More" button below to view subscription offers.

Already registered? here.