Friday, August 20, 2010

Seven MRH-90 Helicopters on the way for Australian Defence Force

AUSTRALIAN Aerospace says it is on schedule to deliver seven MRH-90 helicopters to the Australian Defence Force before the end of the year.The delivery will bring to 16 the total number of new choppers the army will have in its inventory.The ADF has resumed flying the MRH-90 choppers after one of the new aircraft suffered an engine failure in one of its two engines.The incident in May, north of Adelaide, forced a temporary grounding of the $4 billion fleet.Initially the cause of the problem was attributed to an “improper engine start procedure”.But this was later rejected by the defence department, which blamed the fault on a “compressor blade fracture”.

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