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25 April 2018

Airbus Showcases Innovative Rotorcraft Capabilities at the Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit

UH-72A Lakota helicopters

NASHVILLE, TN. (25 April 2018) – Airbus Helicopters, Inc. will showcase its broad range of  advanced rotorcraft capabilities to include an H145M helicopter and a scale model of the VSR 700 UAS during the 2018 Army Aviation Missions Solutions Summit at the Gaylord Opryland Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn., Apr. 25 to 27.

"We look forward to furthering our partnership with the U.S. Army by providing proven rotorcraft solutions to help our Army customer accomplish their various mission requirements," said Chris Emerson, President, and CEO of Airbus Helicopters, Inc. and Head of the North America Region.

In addition to the twin-engine H145 multi-mission helicopter and VSR 700,   Airbus will display training and customer-support tools that enhance helicopter readiness and operations.

"With new potential mission sets facing the Army, it’s imperative that we assist them using our commercial-off-the-shelf technologies to address future capability gaps they may encounter."

The multi-mission H145 is proven by its low operating costs and high mission reliability.  The full-scale H145 on display at the show is based on the UH-72A Lakota enhanced by the latest Helionix® glass cockpit and Fenestron® tail rotor system for improved torque, performance, and safety.

Potential Missions of the H145 include:

  • Special Operations
  • Light Attack
  • MEDEVAC
  • Command and Control and Intelligence (C3i)
  • Search and Rescue

The Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA) provides industry and the Army Aviation community the opportunity to discuss emerging requirements and advanced technological solutions across all training and operational domains for the Army.  

Airbus Helicopters, Inc. has provided support and sponsorship at AAAA for decades.  Along with the company’s participation in the show, Airbus is also a corporate sponsor with the Wounded Warrior Project®, a veterans service organization that offers programs service and support for wounded service-members following September 11, 2001.    

 As the company with the largest range of rotary wing products, Airbus provides innovative solutions to military, commercial and paramilitary customers around the world.

Airbus Helicopters Inc. is the global leader in rotorcraft technology, offering a full range of modern   and affordable multi-mission helicopters proven in the U.S. and around the world. The company is based in Grand Prairie, Texas, where it helicopter completion, paint and MRO facilities, performs flight test and engineering support and flight and maintenance training. The Columbus, MS, plant produces UH-72A Lakota helicopters for the U.S. Army and the H125 for the civil market


About Airbus

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2017 it generated revenues of € 67 billion and employed a workforce of around 129,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world’s leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

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