The first flight of the German navy’s first NH90 Sea Lion could herald a turning point in the nation’s long-troubled helicopter modernization. When the first helicopter arrives in 2019, it will be the first new front-line rotorcraft to be delivered to the country’s fleet air arm in almost four decades. Airbus is hoping the €750 million ($798 million) project to deliver 18 helicopters will help heal wounds with the German defense ministry (Bundeswehr) after concerns ...

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