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Could the choppers be towed behind trucks, or pulled by horses???
Who stiffed New Zealand Air Force?
The Air Force brass are scratching their balls after one of their NH90 helicopters was forced to emergency landing near Blenheim on Sunday.
They are still investigating what caused problems to the engine, but decided it wasn’t good news.
They have stopped flights to areas where emergency landings were not possible, including cities, mountains and water.
“The fleet of eight NH90s were ordered by the previous [equally corrupt] Labour government for $771 million in 2006,” said a report.
In 2015 the NZD was unable to take any of its NH90 helicopters to the Pacific Islands after Cyclone Pam because they were considered too difficult to transport and were not yet cleared for “island-hopping”.
WHEN the $95-million helicopter is not banned from flying…
“The NH90 is an advanced medium utility helicopter, capable of undertaking a wide variety of roles. It incorporates new and sustainable technologies and represents a substantial improvement on the Iroquois that will provide the NZDF with a contemporary, highly capable and deployable helicopter. The NH90 will be used for frontline military and civil operations.”
“The NH90 – developed by Europe’s NHIndustries partnership (Airbus Helicopters, Agusta Westland, and Fokker) – was designed to meet NATO’s requirement [gasp for air!] for a modern medium-sized multi-role military helicopter for both land and maritime operations.” http://www.airbushelicopters.com/website/en/ref/NH90-%28TTH-and-NFH%29_52.html