New major support contract for Airbus in the United States with the US Army’s Lakota fleet

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Airbus has just won a major maintenance contract for the US Army’s Lakota helicopters under a renewal of the Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) agreement. It runs for the next six months, but may be optionally extended for another four and a half years, for a total potential value of more than $1.5 billion.

It covers the entire fleet of 482 UH-72A and UH-72B Lakota, American militarized variants of the Airbus Helicopters H145 multi-purpose twin-turbine helicopter.
Airbus specifies that this CLS contract with the American army is quite simply the largest performance-based support contract for its helicopters worldwide. The European aeronautical group thus provides the US Army with spare parts, material support and technical support. This assistance is deployed at 67 sites in the United States and abroad.

Last year, the UH-72 Lakota helicopter fleet exceeded one million flight hours, some 15 years after the first UH-72A entered service with the US Army.

(Photo US Army)

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