First Two Years for Thailand Lakotas, 24-Oct-17 : Royal Thai Army six UH-72A Lakota helicopters acquired in 2014 completed first two years in operation smoothly
Airbus delivers 400th UH-72A Lakota to US Army, 09-Oct-17 : The 400th UH-72A Lakota helicopter was delivered to the US Army by the (Eurocopter) Airbus facility in Columbus, Mississippi
Mississippi Guards Joins Forces Against Drugs, 22-Sep-17 : The MSNG Counterdrug Program assisted state agencies in the location and seizure of more than 20,000 marijuana plants with a street value exceeding $23 million in Jefferson Davis County
French Gendarmerie Orders Additional EC145, 21-Jun-17 : Paris Air Show 2017 The French Gendarmerie Nationale orders one EC145 to be delivered in 2018 and in the same configuration as the existing 14 currently in use. First one was delivered in 2002.
New Zealand is Metro Aviation Training Partner, 06-Jun-17 : Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand (CAANZ) approved the new EC145 Level D simulator training provided to HeliOtago based at Taieri Airfield in Mosgiel, Otago
Safran Awarded 5-Years UH-72A Support Contract, 09-May-17 : Safran awarded 5 years contract to provide UH-72A Lakota support to U.S. Army, and Army National Guard bases in 43 states as well as Kwajalein, Guam, Puerto Rico and Germany.
Louisiana Guard’s Lakotas Helping Counterdrug Task Force, 16-Feb-17 : Louisiana Counterdrug Aviation’s Operations supported the Louisiana State Police with their Army National Guard UH-72 Lakota’s enhanced communications and specialized technology
Lakota Five-Year $1B Contract to Airbus, 21-Dec-16 : Airbus Helicopters Inc awarded five-year contract of more than u$s 967 million to support the UH-72A Lakota in US Army and National Guard bases in 43 states as well as in Guam, Puerto Rico and Germany
Three More EC145 for Air Methods, 15-Dec-16 : AMTC 2016 St Louis Children’s Hospital to receive two new EC145 and Virginia Commonwealth University Health System one. Operated by Air Methods, they will replace older aircraft now in service, EC135 and Bk117
Paint Honors Iconic Lakota Warrior Eagle Elk, 07-Dec-16 : An image of the iconic Lakota warrior Eagle Elk portrayed in “The Spirit of the Lakota” a painting commissioned by Airbus Helicopters Inc.
Allegheny Health Received Upgraded EC145, 02-Dec-16 : PAC Intl delivered to Allegheny Health Network’s LifeFlight program a refurbished EC145 with the Metro Aviation EMS interior plus ADS-B and WAAS upgrades
Lakota Simulators at Flight School XXI, 01-Dec-16 : FlightSafety receiving outstanding reviews from US Army personnel using UH-72A Lakota simulators delivered to Flight School XXI
NC Guard Lakota Spot Matthew Victims, 14-Oct-16 : North Carolina National Guard 2-151 AVN UH-72A Lakota helicopters fly over flooded areas during the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew to aide in the rescue of victims in the eastern part of the state
UH-72 Lakota Program Manager Interview, 06-Oct-16 : Former U.S. Army program manager for the Airbus Helicopters UH-72A Lakota helicopter LTC David R. Cheney visits the company s production site in Columbus, Mississippi
Alabama Sends Second Lakota to Mexico's Border, 23-Aug-16 : Alabama Army National Guard sent two of its four UH-72 Lakota to Marana, Arizona to assist U.S. Border Patrol agencies protecting the border with Mexico