American Eurocopter

October 17, 2011 - 8:30am
UH72A Lakota 3

EADS North America said it has started deliveries to U.S. Army National Guard units of the UH-72A Lakota light utility helicopter fitted with special-mission package.

August 28, 2011 - 10:00am

American Eurocopter has developed a course designed to deal with inadvertent flight into IMC to be taught in its AS350 Level B flight and mission training simulator based at Grand Prairie, Texas. The NTSB recently recommended that the Airborne Law Enforcement Association incorporate inadvertent IMC recovery training into its accreditation standards. The course will be non-airframe specific.

April 26, 2011 - 2:10pm

Flight Display Systems has installed its Select cabin management system in a Eurocopter EC145. The system allows passengers of the executive helicopter to control XM radio, Blu-ray video, cabin lighting and the Flight Display moving map from individual seats. The package includes 4.3-inch touchscreen controls and a 10.2-inch wide-screen LCD monitor in a ceiling mount. American Eurocopter installed the system and related components.

March 6, 2011 - 12:30pm

American Eurocopter (AEC) has received FAA Level B and night-vision goggle (NVG) training certification for its AS350 full flight simulator in Grand Prairie, Texas. And yesterday, AEC announced that it signed a simulator training contract with the Texas Department of Public Safety, covering dry lease of the AS350 simulator. This will allow the department’s instructors to train DPS pilots.

January 28, 2011 - 8:00am

The Utah Highway Patrol Aero Bureau is the first customer to use American Eurocopter’s new integrated AS350 Level B crew simulator for structured training. Capt. Steve Rugg called the new simulator “an excellent training tool” that allows the practice of “actual mission scenarios” with pilots and crew.

February 21, 2010 - 10:04am

At Eurocopter’s annual Heli-Expo breakfast press conference yesterday, CEO Lutz Bertling said the company is using the current economic downturn to retool its business for greater performance and efficiency, while actively pursuing the next generation of helicopter technologies including its Blue Edge and Blue Pulse blade and other research and development programs “so that we will be ready for the market once the upturn comes.” He also said t

September 1, 2009 - 10:57am

During the company’s 40th-anniversary celebration in July at its Grand Prairie, Texas headquarters, American Eurocopter cut the ribbon for its new customer service and fleet operations center (CSFC).The FAA has authorized American Eurocopter to operate under the agency’s new organization designation authorization (ODA) program.

May 1, 2009 - 11:09am

American Eurocopter has signed the first long-term commercial customer for the full-motion EC 135/EC 145 training device at its Grand Prairie, Texas campus. Stat MedEvac will use the simulator to train EC 135 and EC 145 air medical service crews operating in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio and the District of Columbia. The U.S. Army began using the simulator last December to train crews for the UH-72A Lakota, an EC 145 variant.

September 24, 2008 - 7:01am

American Eurocopter is adding 150 employees at its Golden Triangle plant in Mississippi over the next 18 to 24 months to support an increased production rate of the UH-72A Lakota, its EC 145 variant for the U.S. Army. Currently 176 employees work at the plant, which also assembles AS 350 AStars and provides support for U.S. Coast Guard AS 365 Dolphins.

August 29, 2008 - 1:15pm

American Eurocopter is adding 150 employees at its Golden Triangle plant in Mississippi over the next 18 to 24 months to support an increased production rate of the UH-72A Lakota, its EC 145 variant for the U.S. Army. Currently 176 employees work at the plant, which also assembles AS 350 AStars and provides support for U.S. Coast Guard AS 365 Dolphins.

 
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