UH-72B

First two UH-72B Lakotas delivered to Colorado National Guard

First two UH-72B Lakotas delivered to Colorado National Guard

15-Aug-2022Source: Colorado National Guard

  The Colorado National Guard Army Aviation Support Facility, Buckley Space Force Base, Aurora, Colorado, received the first two of 18 UH-72B Lakota helicopters purchased by the Department of Defense exclusively for the U.S. Army National Guard, Aug. 4, 2022. Nine states will receive two each of the B models based on their previous UH-72A... Read more

US Army awards Airbus contract for Continued Logistics Support

US Army awards Airbus contract for Continued Logistics Support

25-May-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

  Airbus has signed a follow-on Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) contract with the U.S. Army to provide spare parts, material, and engineering support for the Army’s entire UH-72A and UH-72 B Lakota fleet of 482 utility and training helicopters. The contract includes a six-month base and 4.5 option years, with a potential total value of... Read more

US Army National Guard to operate first UH-72B in Arizona

US Army National Guard to operate first UH-72B in Arizona

7-Apr-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

After taking delivery of the first UH-72B Lakota helicopter in September last year, the U.S. Army National Guard is finalizing its training and will begin fielding the new helicopter with numerous state Guard units, beginning with Arizona. Subsequent states to operate the new 5-bladed UH-72B include Colorado and New Mexico later this year, followed by... Read more

Safran begins assembly of Arriel 2E in US

Safran begins assembly of Arriel 2E in US

19-Oct-2021Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has opened a second assembly line at their facility in Grand Prairie, Texas for the Arriel 2E engine. The first assembled and tested Arriel 2E engines have been delivered to Airbus. These engines power the UH-72B delivered to the U.S. Army as part of the newest Lakota helicopter. Also installed in the... Read more

Airbus UH-72 Lakota fleet surpasses one million flight hours

Airbus UH-72 Lakota fleet surpasses one million flight hours

12-Oct-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

The Airbus Helicopters UH-72 Lakota fleet has exceeded the one million flight-hour mark, some 15 years after the first Lakota UH-72A entered service for the U.S. Army and following the first delivery of the newest UH-72B to the National Guard, as announced at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) trade show in Washington,... Read more

Airbus delivers first UH-72B Lakota to the US Army National Guard

Airbus delivers first UH-72B Lakota to the US Army National Guard

8-Sep-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters, Inc. has delivered the first UH-72B, the latest variant of its Lakota helicopter, to the U.S. Army National Guard from its production facility in Columbus, Mississippi. This delivery is the first of 18 UH-72B Lakota helicopters currently on order to support the National Guard’s critical missions. “With the addition of the UH-72B Lakota... Read more

Airbus introduces UH-72B based on H145 with fenestron

Airbus introduces UH-72B based on H145 with fenestron

2-Sep-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters, Inc. will introduce the newest series of its Lakota helicopter to the U.S. Army’s fleet, the company announced today at the 2020 National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) virtual tradeshow. Starting with new orders placed this year for 17 additional Lakota helicopters, the U.S. Army will welcome the newest series –... Read more

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