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Aircraft Serial c/n Delivery Registration History
A40-001 1063

TAUA01

F-ZVLF Built at the Eurocopter factory in Marignane in France.
Arrived in Australia on 14 November 2008 and the aircraft was accepted by the Commonwealth on 8 December 2008.
Army markings.

Highlight for Album: MRH-90 A40-001

A40-002 1079

TAUA02

? Built at the Eurocopter factory in Marignane in France.
Arrived in Australia 13/11/07, transported by a leased Antonov transport and unloaded at Brisbane airport.
Delivered in Camo scheme with the word 'Navy' on the boom and large 002 on the rear fuselage.
Accepted by ADF 18/12/07.
2009 in Navy Markings
2011 in Army markings.
Noted in Navy markings in Brisbane 22/09/16.
Noted in Navy marking at Avalon Airshow 2017.

Highlight for Album: MRH-90 A40-002

A40-003 1097

TAUA03

F-ZWTX Built at the Eurocopter factory in Marignane in France.
Arrived in Australia 13/11/07, transported by a leased Antonov transport and unloaded at Brisbane airport.
Delivered in Camo scheme with the word 'Army' on the boom and large 003 on the rear fuselage.
Accepted by ADF 18/12/07.
Army markings at Avalon Airshow 2015.

Highlight for Album: MRH-90 A40-003

A40-004 1107

TAUA04

F-ZWRU Built at the Eurocopter factory in Marignane in France.
Arrived in Australia on Sunday 22 June 2008 aboard a C17 Globemaster (A41-206) from 36 Squadron RAAF.
Arrived in camo scheme with 'Army' on the boom and large 004 on the rear fuselage.
Maiden test flight, 23 September 2008.
The aircraft was subsequently allotted to A Squadron, 5 Aviation Regiment in Townsville however, we do not know when the aircraft was accepted by the Commonwealth (Department of Defence) nor do we know when the aircraft was ferried to Townsville.
Army markings.

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A40-005 1106

TAUA05

  Had its maiden test flight on 23 September 2008.
Photo shows Army markings

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A40-006 1114

TAUA06

  Early photo shows Army markings.
Noted in Navy markings at Canberra 26/01/17 as Poseidon 06 of 808 Sqn RAN.

Highlight for Album: MRH-90 A40-006

A40-007 ?

TAUA07

  At HMAS Albatross, Nowra for 3 month Trial starting 09/2009 and are in the hands of the Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit.
Photo shows Army markings

Highlight for Album: MRH-90 A40-007

A40-008 1159

TAUA08

  At HMAS Albatross, Nowra for 3 month Trial starting 09/2009 and are in the hands of the Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit.
Photo shows Navy markings
2011 To Army.

Highlight for Album: MRH 90 A40-008

A40-009 1190

TAUA09

  A Photograph taken on 16/09/09, shows this aircraft with Navy markings on it.

Highlight for Album: MRH-90 A40-009

A40-010 1191

TAUA10

  Army markings.
A40-011 1196

TAUA11

  Early photo shows Army markings.
Noted in Army markings at Avalon Airshow 2011.

Highlight for Album: MRH-90 A40-011

A40-012 1204

TAUA12

  To Army
A40-013 1214

TAUA13

  On display Avalon 2013.
Navy Markings.

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A40-014 1240

TAUA14

  Manufactured 2008,
Army markings.
A40-015 1243

TAUA15

98+96 Manufactured 2009,
Photos taken at EADS Donauworth.
The test flights weree being performed under German military regulations, hence a mandatory German serial and national markings.
German serial was 98+96;
Photos show Army markings

Highlight for Album: MRH-90 A40-015

A40-016 1259

TAUA16

  On display 2011 Avalon Airshow.
Photo shows Army markings.

Noted at Canberra 25/01/16 in Navy markings.

Highlight for Album: MRH-90 A40-016

A40-017 ?

TAUA17

  To 808 Sqn RAN. Navy Markings
Dec 2013 Embarked on HMAS Tobruk and participated in Operation Phillipines Assist in the Ormoc area.
Noted in Navy markings atAvalon Airshow 2017.
A40-018

1225

TAUA18

? Army markings.
Based at the Army Aviation training Centre, Oakey.
01-02/03/2014
On display at Centenary of Military Aviation Airshow, Point Cook
. Army markings.
On Static Display Avalon 2015 in Army markings.

Highlight for Album: MRH-90 A40-018

A40-019 ?

TAUA19

  Spotted in Both Army and Navy markings.
Based at the Army Aviation training Centre, Oakey.
Took part in the 2013 Royal Australian Navy's International Fleet Review in Navy markings.
01-02/023/2014 On display at Centenary of Military Aviation Airshow, Point Cook
. Navy markings.

Highlight for Album: MRH-90 A40-019

A40-020 ?

TAUA20

  ?
A40-021 1417 or
1247

TAUA21

  27/02/2014 Spotted in Navy markings at Townsville.
A40-022 TAUA22   Navy markings.
A40-023 TAUA23   ?
A40-024 TAUA24   Army Markings
A40-025 TAUA25   ?
A40-026 TAUA26   808 Sqn,
Conducted trials on HMAS Canberra (LH02) in Sydney Early 2015.
On display t Wings over Illawarra 2014, in Navy markings.

Highlight for Album: MRH-90 A40-026

A40-027 TAUA27   ?
A40-028 TAUA28   ?
A40-029 TAUA29   02/12/2013 Spotted Ipswich, QLD in primer.
Noted in Wagga Wagga 01/12/14 in Army markings. Quoted as being from 808 Sqn RAN.
Noted in Canberra 25/01/15 in Navy markings.

Highlight for Album: MRH-90 A40-029

A40-030 1270

TAUA30

  808 Sqn,
On Static Display Avalon 2015,
A40-031 TAUA31   ?
A40-032 TAUA32   ?
A40-033 TAUA33   ?
A40-034 TAUA34   ?
A40-035 TAUA35   ?
A40-036 TAUA36   ?
A40-037 TAUA37   On display at Wings over Illawarra 2017.
A40-038 TAUA38   ?
A40-039 TAUA39   ?
A40-040 TAUA40   ?
A40-041 TAUA41   ?
A40-042 TAUA42   Noted as Poseidon 42 with 808 Sqn RAN in Canberra 27/07/17, still with Army markings.
A40-043 TAUA43   ?
A40-044 TAUA44   ?
A40-045 TAUA45   ?
A40-046 TAUA46   ?
      MRH-90 Deck Handling Training Aid

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The Authors of this page are Len Avery and Brendan Cowan.

Source: RAAF Press Release, www.rotorspot.nl , www.helis.com , http://www.airport-data.com/manuf/NHI.html ,

Emails: Len Avery, Bob Coppinger, Brendan Cowan, Wal Nelowkin, Mick Rafferty, Rod Farquhar, Alan Dunbar, Grahame Higgs, Phil Vabre, Dave White, Michael Power, Rick Ecosse,

Updated 07 April 2015

     

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