Tuesday, September 19, 2017

HC-144A fleet hits milestone

The HC-144 aircraft, manufactured by Airbus and operated by the United States Coast Guard as the Ocean Sentry fleet, has reached a milestone 100,000 hours of flight. In eight years of service with the USCG, the HC-144A fleet has been involved in 3,500 search and rescue missions saving 620 lives, and supported 8,400 law enforcement missions including 890 drug interdiction missions. The fleet played an important role in response to hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The milestone will be commemorated by Airbus and the USCG Friday, Sept. 22, at 10 a.m. during a ceremony at the Airbus Defense & Space facility near Mobile Regional Airport, where Airbus maintains the fleet for the USCG. (Source: Airbus, 09/19/17) Previous Airbus