equipment will be used as pilot trainers, to provide crews for the larger, ten
ton, NH90 choppers. The A109 is a 2.8 ton helicopter that can operate with one
or two pilots, and carry up to eight passengers. In addition to its training
duties, the A109s will also be used as a light transport. The A109 is similar
to the U.S. UH-1, but is of more modern (ten years after the UH-1) design.
is buying five A109LUHs (Light Utility Helicopter), and one simulator (