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a unit of Airbus (AIR.PA), had warned that a component in the rotor control could malfunction and cause a crash. A spokesman for the German defence ministry was not available for comment. A German pilot died and another was injured in a Eurocopter crash last month.
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a titanium bolt of the Main Rotor Control may show unusual weakness and break during flights. [...] The same problem was also identified on the German NH90 and EC135 helicopters, but the material is not used in critical areas, meaning they will continue to operate for now.
Source: https://uk.reuters.com https://www.aerotime.aero/clement.ch...aviationcv.com
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How this should not have been done prior to the death of a crew is mind boggling. :mad:

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Airbus H145 productiong and manufacturing (source: Welt.de ):
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Tiger Apache and Zulu square off for Australian deal Airbus is offering to replace Australia's 22 Tigers that didn't do a good job, had a bunch of issues and are being prematurely retired, with 29 more Tigers.
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Tiger Apache and Zulu square off for Australian deal Airbus is offering to replace Australia's 22 Tigers that didn't do a good job, had a bunch of issues and are being prematurely retired, with 29 more Tigers.
It is going to be between the AH-64E Apache and the AH-1Z Viper as to who wins the contract, I cannot see the Tiger getting chosen.

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NH-90 to replace German Navy Sea Lynx
Lol. Germany is buying a helicopter-shaped jobs program, since NH-90 has low reliability and high operating cost.

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IAF DELEGATION IN THE US EVALUATION OF LOCKHEED MARTIN’S NEW HELICOPTER
A defense industry sources told The Jerusalem Post that if Blue and White leader Benny Gantz is appointed as prime minister, he may want to reassess the possible purchases. But the longer it takes to sign a contract to replace the Yas’ur, the possibility of a failure in the platform increases. “A helicopter crashing with so many soldiers would be a strategic catastrophe for Israel,” the source added.
https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/IA...icopter-602507