The Royal New Zealand Air Force has begun operations with its fleet of NH90 utility helicopters. The air arm, which has ordered eight of the NHIndustries consortium-built helicopters to replace its fleet of aging Bell UH-1 Iroquois, has achieved initial operating capability with the aircraft, allowing the air force to begin carrying out some limited operational missions. “The recent approval of the Interim Type Certificate and initial release of operational capability means that we ...

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