Monday, July 20, 2009

Lakotas bound for Puerto Rico

The first two EADS North America-built UH-72A Lakota helicopters to be based outside of the continental United States have been delivered to the Army for operations in Puerto Rico. The helicopters are made in Columbus, Miss., by American Eurocopter, an EADS North America company. (Source: EADS North America, 07/20/09) Gulf Coast note: EADS also hopes to build a tanker assembly facility in Mobile, Ala. Another EADS company, EADS-CASA, has a maintenance facility in Mobile.