The German military has pulled out, because of possibly faulty components, all of the combat helicopter Tiger for the time being, out of the traffic. The flight is operating with all 53 machines had been suspended, reported the press and information centre of the army on Wednesday.

the Background was a manufacturer’s notice that certain built-in bolt may have a defect. Safety is the top priority, it said further. Therefore, the General flight of the army operation given the instruction, the operation of the aircraft to temporarily suspend.

The block relates to the information according to the Tiger in the combat helicopter regiment 36 in the Hessian town of Fritzlar, and in the German-French army aviation training centre at Le Luc in France. No machinery overseas used to be, it just routine flights. The further procedure should be clarified on this Thursday by a panel of experts. In any case, all the fighting would be checked Tiger helicopter before the next flight thoroughly and, if necessary, the bolt replaced.

according to The figures, the bolts were installed the same type in the transport helicopter NH90, as well as in the training helicopter EC135 – but not at safety-relevant Points. Therefore, the flight course of operating in the army with these machines.

Reuters topics in this article, combat helicopters of the Bundeswehr Tiger flight operations component of Berlin’s air traffic

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