Versatile and compact, the twin-engine NH90 helicopter is well suited for operations in the most demanding conditions – making it an ideal choice for military services worldwide.

Technical description

Metric

Performance

Maximum cruise speed (at 10,000 kg) 300 km/h
Maximum range (internal) 982 km
Ferry range (internal auxiliary fuel tanks) 1,600 km
Max. endurance with standard fuel tanks 5 hours
HOGE at MTOW ISA ** GE engines with Integrated Particle Separator (IPS) 2,600 m
HIGE at MTOW ISA ** GE engines with Integrated Particle Separator (IPS) 3,200 m

Dimensions

External dimensions (rotor turning) Length 19.56 m
Width 16.30 m
Height 5.31 m
Internal dimensions Width 2.00 m
Length 4.80 m
Height 1.58 m
Volume 15.20 m3

Characteristics

Empty weight 6,400 kg
Maximum gross weight 10,600 kg
Alternate gross weight 11,000 kg
Useful load 4,200 kg
Max. seating capacity Crew & pax 23
Sling capacity 4,000 kg
Engine 2 x RTM 322-01/9 - 2 x GE T700/6E1
Max. takeoff power (per engine) 1,781 kW / 2,388 shp - 1,692 kW / 2,269 shp
Max. emergency power (O.E.I) 2,172 kW / 2,913 shp - 2,095 kW / 2,809 shp
Fuel capacity Internal 2,035 kg
Internal aux tanks 400 kg (each)
External aux tanks 292 kg or 500 kg (each)
Imperial

Performance

Maximum cruise speed (at 10,000kg) 162 kts
Maximum range (internal) 530 Nm
Ferry range (internal auxiliary fuel tanks 864 Nm
Max. endurance with standard fuel tanks 5 hours
HOGE at MTOW ISA ** GE engines with Integrated Particle Separator (IPS) 8,530 ft
HIGE at MTOW ISA ** GE engines with Integrated Particle Separator (IPS) 10,500 ft

Dimensions

External dimensions (rotor turning) Length 64.18 ft
Width 53.48 ft
Height 17.42 ft
External dimensions Width 6.56 ft
Length 15.75 ft
Height 5.18 ft
Volume 536,78 cu ft

Characteristics

Empty weight 14,109 Ib
Maximum gross weight 23,369 Ib
Alternate gross weight 24,250 Ib
Useful load 9,260 lb
Max. seating capacity crew & pax 23
Sling capacity 8,818 Ib
Engine 2 x RTM 322-01/9 - 2 x GE T700/6E1
Max. takeoff power (per engine) 1781 kW / 2,388 shp - 1,692 kW / 2,269 shp
Max. emergency power (OEI) 2,172 kW / 2,913 shp - 2,095 kW / 2,809 shp
Fuel capacity Internal 4,486 Ib
Internal aux tanks 882 Ib (each)
External aux tanks 644 Ib or 1,102 Ib (each)

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Total NH90s ordered605
Total NH90s delivered515 at the end of 2023
Total flight hoursMore than 400,000

 


NH90 in focus

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Missions

The multi-mission capabilities of the NH90

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NH90 overview


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