Because the MH-65 is no longer in production, Airbus Helicopters works closely with manufacturers to ensure that spare parts are available when they are needed.
“We are committed to doing everything we can to help maintain full operational availability of the USCG’s MH-65 fleet,” said Baker. “We are working closely with our suppliers to speed up deliveries. We remain in very close contact with the USCG as we continue to proudly support the live-saving missions they perform every day.”
A total of eight Airbus Helicopters personnel in the U.S. and France are dedicated to the new support contract, including two employees on-site at the Coast Guard’s facility in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.
Technical Publications and Training for technicians on both Maintenance Repair Operations and Blade Repair will be included in the comprehensive support contract.
“Supporting the Coast Guard is among our very top priorities at Airbus Helicopters,” Baker said. “They’ve committed to being ‘always ready’ to support those in need in sea or on land, and we’re putting in place the necessary steps so we can remain ready to support them when they need us.”