Compromise in the nation’s capital will lead to more Lakotas being assembled in Columbus than previously forecasted.
The fight to sustain production of the UH-72 Lakota, which is manufactured in Columbus, may be helped pending U.S. Congress’ approval of a foreign military sale of six helicopters to the government of Thailand.
American Eurocopter officials announced earlier this week that Arizona-based aviation company Pylon Aviation has placed an order for six new AS350 helicopters.
A contingent of American Eurocopter employees and executives, as well as family members and state leaders, came together Wednesday to call on Congress to reconsider spending cuts that would slash production of the UH-72A Lakota Helicopter.
Earlier this week, Sean O’Keefe, American Eurocopter parent company CEO , said cuts to the Pentagon budget under the “sequester” budget reduction plan could force the company to slash production of the UH-72 Lakota helicopter, which is produced at its Columbus facility.
The head of American Eurocopter’s Lakota helicopter production facility is leaving the company, officials announced Monday.
EADS North America started the new year with a contract to build 12 more UH-72A light utility “Lakota” helicopters for the U.S. Army at Columbus’ American Eurocopter plant.
The U.S. Army has awarded EADS North America a 67 million contract for the supply of Mission Equipment Packages (MEP) on UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopters to be operated by Army National Guard Security and Support Battalions (SS Battalions).
A plane carrying nine people — including former Sen. Ted Stevens and CEO of defense contractor EADS North America Sean O’Keefe — crashed in southwest Alaska, killing five people on board, authorities said Tuesday.
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