Eurocopter EC145

UH-72A Lakota


Eurocopter UH-72A Lakota

EADS North America (American Eurocopter) was selected as the winner of the Light Utility Helicopter competition in 2006 for a Commercial-Off-the-Shelf (COTS)/Non-Developmental Item (NDI) aircraft to replace the aging UH-1H/V and OH-58A/C fleet in the Army and Army National Guard Homeland units. Lakotas are built at the American Eurocopter facility in Columbus, Mississippi.

From 2009 the Lakota is also the prime training aircraft at the US Navy Test Pilot School (NTPS) helicopter course

The AAS-72X was the proposed contender for the US Army Armed Aerial Scout (AAS) competition.


Engine: 2 x Safran (Turbomeca) Arriel 1E2 738shp
Capacity: 2 + 8
Length: (m) 13
Height: (m) 3.45
Blades: 4
Rotor diam.: (m) 11
Disc area: (m2) 95
Weight: (kgs) Empty: 1792     Max: 3585
Speed: (km/h) Cruise: 246     Max: 269
Range: (km) 685
Ceiling: (m) 5800
Rate/Climb: (m/min) 487

Latest News

Honeywell HSD-400 Transceiver

Sycamore Historic Visit to Weston-super-Mare

Life Flight Network 40th Anniversary

Universities Order More R44 Cadet

Metro Aviation delivers H145 to Avera Careflight

EC635 PW206 Engines First Overhaul by RUAG

Fifth and Final H135 Trainer to Bundeswehr

300K Flight Hours for Airwork’s LTS101 Customers

facebook     twitter     google     linkedin