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        Helicopters History

        Helicopters History

        1920 to today

        In 1922, the Spanish engineer Juan de La Cierva entered the final development stage of an autogyro: an airplane whose wings were replaced by a free-spinning rotor, entirely driven by the speed of the forward propeller.

        1920s

        In early 1948 the SO1100 (Ariel 1) made its free flight.

        1930s-50s

        1950s-60s

        1950s-60s

        First Flight on April 15, 1965

        1960s-90s

        September 1, 1992: The NH90 development contract is signed between NAHEMA (NATO Helicopter Management Agency) and NH Industrie, a French company, which is the focal point for the NH90 programme

        1992-1995

        February 15, 1996: The ceremony for the first official flight of the NH90 took place at the Airbus Helicopters (former Eurocopter) plant in Marignane, France in the presence of military and governmental representatives from France, Italy, Germany and the Netherlands (the nations participating in the NH90 Programme)

        1996-1998

        The first flight of the fourth prototype of the NH90 (PT4) took place at Eurocopter Deutschland's test facility in Ottobrunn near Munich

        1999-2001

        2002-2004

        2002-2004

        The first HAP Tiger, delivered to the French Army

        2005-2007

        The EC225 granted FAA type certification

        2008-2011

        100,000 flight hours with German Federal Police

        2012-2017

        The H160 flies over the Grand Canyon just before its international airshow debut at the 2018 HAI-Heli-Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada

        2018

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