The UH-72A Team
The UH-72A team brings together the leaders in commercial and military rotorcraft technology, manufacturing, production and support, with exceptional program management and proven expertise in systems integration.
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EADS North America is leading the UH-72A Lakota industry team that is producing, delivering and supporting this advanced rotary-wing aircraft for the U.S. Army. The company oversees the North American operation of EADS, the second largest aerospace and defense company in the world.
In addition to the UH-72A, EADS North America and its business units provide the U.S. Coast Guard’s HH-65 Dauphin helicopters and HC-144A Ocean Sentry maritime patrol aircraft, along with a full range of systems, training and support for America’s military and government agencies.
UH-72A manufacturing is the responsibility of American Eurocopter – an EADS North America business unit, and is performed at its Columbus, Mississippi facility.
Lakota production has the capability of reaching five aircraft monthly at American Eurocopter’s rotorcraft center of excellence adjacent to Columbus’ Golden Triangle Regional Airport. This facility has brought high-value jobs into the region, with total program employment surpassing the 300 count.
Other members of the UH-72A industry team include Aerolite of Everett, Washington, BAE SYSTEMS Mobility and Protection Systems, CAE, Goodrich Corporation, Keith Products, The NORDAM Group, Sagem Avionics, Sikorsky, Thales North America, Turbomeca USA and Wulfsberg Electronics.