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Army September 17, 2009
By Flt-Lt Eamon Hamilton
EXTERNAL cargo hook trials for the
MRH90 have been conducted at RAAF
MRH90 Project Director Col Andrew
Mathewson said the aim of the trials was
"to clear commonly used Army train-
ing loads as well as specific load-lifting
equipment used by the RAN during ver-
tical replenishment operations to ships
whilst at sea".
Personnel from 5 Avn Regt and Air
Movements Training and Development
Unit helped clear a number of loads for
the MRH90's cargo hook. They ranged
from a collapsible fuel bladder through to
a Hamel gun and finally a Land Rover.
"The resulting clearances will allow
the first course of Army and Navy pilots
and aircrewmen, currently under train-
ing in Australia, to begin learning how
to operate the MRH90 in the load lifting
configuration," Col Mathewson said.
Like most utility helicopters, the
MRH90 comes equipped with a hook
beneath the fuselage to lift externally
AMTDU is responsible for testing and
clearance of all new loads on ADF air-
craft. Sqn-Ldr Damien Hare, AMTDU
chief engineer, said flight manuals for the
MRH90's hook limits and experience with
other ADF helicopters proved the starting
point for the trials.
"Some of the crewmen at Townsville
had done small amounts of lift work dur-
ing their training in France, but back-
ground information was limited," Sqn-Ldr
Subtle variables between the MRH90
and Black Hawk mean that performance
differences may not be seen until flight
"Because of this, we ensured our trials
started slow and then worked up to higher
airspeeds, like we would for any complete-
ly new equipment," Sqn-Ldr Hare said.
"Additionally, Eurocopter requires that all
MRH 90 loads incorporate a swivel in their
rigging, which isn't always the case with
Black Hawk. This was easy to incorporate
and potentially helped with load stability
-- so it was a positive difference."
The MRH90 will replace Army's Black
Hawks and Navy's Sea Kings, with 46
being purchased for the ADF.
Hooked on equipment
At work: Air dispatchers from AMTDU at RAAF Base Richmond hook up a
105mm Hamel gun to a MRH90 helicopter.
Photo by Cpl Colin Dadd
Sturdy: Pte Gregory Jones (left) and Cpl James Lambeth,
AMTDU, rig a drum fuel collapsible load for an external-lift trial
at RAAF Base Townsville.
Photo by AC Philip Sharpe
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