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  • usa Corpus Christi NAS/Truax Field

    Corpus Christi, Texas

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    1941 to present

    27° 41' 39.48'' N - 97° 16' 53.41'' W
    10km SE of Corpus Christi, TX
    ICAO: KNGPIATA: NGP FAA: NGP
    Elevation: 12 feet




    History of this Location


    The Naval Aviator training program is based at NAS Corpus Christ. Hosted unit Training Air Wing Four (TAW-4) produces approximately 400 newly qualified aviators each year for shore-based US Navy, US Marine Corps and US Coast Guard fixed-wing jet and turboprop aircraft as well as a limited number international military pilots for similar aircraft.

    The Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD) is a DoD Center of Industrial and Technical Excellence (CITE) for rotary wing aircraft. It has been a tenant of the Naval Air Station Corpus Christi since 1961.

    The Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi is also here operating HC-144A Ocean Sentry and MH-65 Dolphin.

    US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) based here P-3 Orion and MQ-9 Reaper drones

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    List of units at NAS Corpus Christi / Truax Field

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    YearsRotary Wing Aircraft Unitbold : Current Model
    normal: Unit no longer at this base
    1996/10HM-15MH-53E Sea Dragon 1987/   
    1974/    CCAD
    1950/    Coast Guard Air Station Corpus ChristiHH-65 Dolphin 1986/   
    HH-52A Sea Guard 1980/86



    NAS Corpus Christi / Truax Field News


    UH-60V Black Hawk Enters Service, 10-Oct-20 : #Victor Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD) released the first of up to 760 UH-60L Black Hawk upgraded to the UH-60V configuration with the Northrop Grumman / Curtiss-Wright glass cockpit comparable to the UH-60M

    3D Printed Parts for Army Helicopters, 21-Sep-20 : #parts Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) will create a “digital twin” of an UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter with the goal of develop a 3D-printing parts replacement assembly line

    Corpus Christi Army Depot 10.000 Engine Overhaul, 05-Apr-19 : #engines Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD) in Texas celebrated servicing 10,000 T700 engines since 2001. These T700 are used by Black Hawk and Apache helicopters

    Honeywell Overhauled 1000th T55 Engine, 15-Feb-18 : The Corpus Christi Army Depot completed the overhaul of the 1,000th T55 engine. More than 6,000 T55 have been produced and logged more than 12 million hours of operation on the CH/MH-47 Chinook

    Boeing Extends Corpus Christi Army Depot Partnership, 12-Jun-15 : Boeing received a five-year contract extending partnership with Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD) supporting overhaul of parts for AH-64 Apache and CH-47 Chinook helicopters

    26-Jan-15 - US Coast Guard More Interdicts in Gulf of Mexico
    23-Dec-13 - Corpus Christi Army Depot new helicopter facility
    18-Dec-12 - Corpus Christi Army Depot Black Hawks
    03-Oct-12 - Corpus Christi Army Depot welcomes its first female test pilot
    11-Jun-12 - First OH-58D upgraded under WRA program delivered
    08-May-12 - Corpus Christi Army Depot keep Chinook in production
    28-Nov-11 - Depot completes its 48th Black Hawk






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