HOME
Edit Nordic Rotors
Upload a photo
Try our simple photo uploader
Edit/add a helicopter
Edit or add helicopter info
Edit/add a company
Edit a or add company info
PARTNER
Latest helicopter for sale:
10410
Information about 10410
Last update: 25 Aug 2015
click here to edit this page
Aircraft Data
Reg: 10410
S/N: 2304
Year: 1991
 
Type:
 
Last known operator:
 
History:
 
Fate:
This aircraft was originally constructed by Aérospatiale in Marignane, France, but was dismantled right after completion and shipped to Sweden. The company FFV Aerotech in Linköping assembled the helicopter according to the Air Force's specifications and completed the aircraft in 1991. The aircraft, which was given the number "90" and the nickname "Christina", was eighth and last Super Puma to be built in Sweden.

The helicopter type, which was designated HKP 10, served as a military search and rescue aircraft and operated parallel to BO105s and Bell 204s, but outlived them both.

ARMED FORCES HELICOPTER WING
1998 saw the birth of a new joint helicopter force – the Swedish Armed Forces Helicopter Wing. The unit merged the helicopter operations from all the three military branches (Air Force, Army, and Navy) together. The new organisation had no impact on the HKP 10s other than providing them with a slightly wider range of tasks.

H-90 is one of nine remaining Super Pumas in the fleet. Three sister ships (10403, 10406 and 10408) were modified for foreign peacekeeping operations by HeliOne in Norway between 2007 and 2008. These were designated “B” models. Two other helicopters (10402 and 10407) were modified to national medical evacuation trainers (“B-light”) by HeliOne in 2009. These were designated “D” models. The four remaining helicopters (10405, 10410, 10411 and 10412) are designated “A” models.

The scheduled civil search and rescue and military rescue alert of the Swedish Armed Forces was gradually terminated between 2002-2010. The rescue operations were inherited by the Swedish Maritime Administration. The A models were still used for crew training and various utility works.

RETIREMENT
The HKP 10 (A, B and D) is in the process of being decommissioned from its duty in the Swedish Armed Forces, and the nine Super Pumas have been grounded one by one. A total of four helicopters were still operating in mid 2014, and by March 2015 only two remained in service. Both remaining helicopters were HKP 10Ds (10402 and 10407), and the last one of them is expected to operate no longer than December 2015.

The type was operated out of the F21 Kallax Air Base in Luleå the last year. They were primarily used to train some of the new pilots that were intended for the HKP14 (NH90).

The Armed Forces considered to sell six of its Super Pumas, namely 10402 (D), 10405 (A), 10407 (D), 10410 (A), 10411 (A) and 10412 (A). The average flight time accumulated by these airframes were about 6450 hours each. The three B models were not intended to be sold. 10406 (B) was handed over to the Aeroseum Aviation Museum in Gothenburg in February 2015. 10403 (B) was donated to the Armed Forces' technical school in Halmstad in August 2015.
This page was last modified on 25 August 2015 | click here to edit the page
© 1998-2017 Nordic Rotors