Del'd: 345 - 2006 to 2013


American Eurocopter UH-72A Lakota

Lakotas built at Golden Triangle Regional Airport.

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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

UH-72A Lakota Delivers On Time and on Budget, 09-Mar-15 : To date, the Department of Defense has placed orders for 411 Lakotas, 400 for the Army. More than 330 completed aircraft have been delivered from its Columbus, Miss. production facility

300th UH-72A Lakota Delivered to the US Army, 14-May-14 : Columbus, Mississippi – Airbus Group today delivered to the Army the service's 300th UH-72A Lakota helicopter. Every Lakota has been delivered – on time and on budget – by an American workforce that is more than 50 percent U.S. military veterans.

250th UH-72A Lakota to US Army, 26-Apr-13 : The U.S. Army has fielded the 250th UH-72A Lakota helicopter delivered to Army and National Guard units by EADS North America since 2006. Every Lakota – including an additional five produced for the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School – has been delivered on time and on budget, by an American workforce that is more than 50 percent U.S. military veterans.

200th UH-72A Lakota Delivered to the US Army, 01-Mar-12 : Herndon, Virginia and Columbus, Mississippi - EADS North America delivered the 200th UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) today to the U.S. Army during a ceremony at the company’s American Eurocopter production facility in Columbus, Miss.

100th UH-72A Lakota Delivered to the US Army, 05-Mar-10 : American Eurocopter delivered the 100th UH-72A Lakota to the U.S. Army

First UH-72A Light Utility Helicopter delivered to the US Army, 11-Dec-06 : Columbus, Mississippi, USA - EADS North America officially delivered the first UH-72A Light Utility Helicopter today to the U.S. Army, marking the beginning of this major defence program. The U.S. Army had selected the UH-145 (renamed UH-72A by the Army) in July 2006 with a requirement for up to 322 helicopters and a potential total life-cycle value of over $2 billion. To date, the Army has ordered a total of 42 UH-72As, along with the associated training services for pilots and maintenance personnel. The UH-72A is based on the commercially successful Eurocopter EC145 which has become the standard rotary aircraft for emergency medical service and high demanding utility missions.

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2006/13Eurocopter Columbus, Miss.Golden Tringle Regional Airport

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