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The army helicopter crashed to the ground in the summer of 2018 – shock correction can swallow millions of euros of taxpayers ' money

When the armed Forces goes to broken equipment, fixing it is not a word, cheap. Equipment breakage can also be a complex and time-consuming process, where the broken equipment to be moved even from one continent to another.

One example of such an event is a helicopter accident, which happened in July 2018 Utti jaeger regiment in Kouvola. At that time, the lightweight construction of the Hughes MD500 helicopter got damage training flight in heavy ground in the bill.

Haaverissa the helicopter's tail and main rotor blades were damaged when the helicopter crashed on its side. Also the helicopter frame and the transmission will damage and the main part of the helicopter's windows broke. However, no one injured in the accident.

the estimated Cost of the chopper, the repair was finally this spring: 890 000 eur. The data shows the government's latest supplementary budget show (you move to another service).

the armed Forces logistics department to comment on the disdain for e-mail.

the logistics department will be told that the repair work to the final bid becomes the focus of the information on the basis of a maximum of one million euros. The price increase is due to the fact that during the repair of the helicopter fuselage structures have to be demolished considerably.

– correction of a total cost estimate of the upper limit in the case that the chopper frame is detected in the already well-known faults in addition to latent damage, which is flight safety and helicopter life cycle to ensure the repair to the context of this work, the logistics department of communication.

"Requires rare specialized knowledge"

the Helicopter's repair costs are high, when they relate one of MD500's trading price, which was the purchase of machinery the year to 1.5 million Us dollars, or worth over 1.3 million euros.

the logistics of the institution according to the aircraft repair work costs usually form the hull and systems damage mapping and analysis, as well as self-repair work.

in Addition to those components and systems that did not have the accident as soon as see of damage, check the airworthiness and safety.

the work of the inconvenience and cost of add to it that the repair and inspection work must only be carried maintenance repairers, where is the aircraft and its components to the manufacturer and the aviation authority authorization.

– MD500:no accident of the helicopter, as well as systems damages were unusually extensive, and their correction requires a relatively uncommon expertise, logistics department points out.

fixation tour takes you by plane from North America to Europe

the Helicopter fuselage damage repaired in Canada MD heli-copters in the authorised repair shop who has the tools necessary to do extensive repair.

Päävaihteisto has already been in Belgium. The helicopter power device has been used in trials in the Uk.

in Addition, the helicopter all of the meter of airworthiness ensure that either the device manufacturers or the domestic aviation industry. The frame after a repair installation and test flights will make the Utti jaeger regiment's helicopter battalion.

the Machine aims to get back in flying condition year 2020 period.

american made MD500 helicopters are used, inter alia, flight training, personnel transport, intelligence and missing persons search service to help. The helicopter can accommodate a pilot and three passengers.

in the early 2000s acquired the chopper cycle is soon coming to an end. The vehicle is intended to fly for about a year until 2025.

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