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Vector Aerospace extends its support of the U.S. armed forces

Posted 9 March 2017 · Add Comment

Vector Aerospace, that has facilities in South African and Kenya, has extended its tradition of serving the United States armed forces by providing support for the Airbus UH-72A Lakota.

Based on Airbus Helicopters’ H145/EC145 platform, the UH-72A is a light utility helicopter used for a variety of missions including training, homeland security, drug interdiction, logistics and medical evacuation.

Vector supports the UH-72A for the U.S. Navy Test Pilot School (USNTPS) at Patuxent River, MD.  Vector also recently completed Lakota support contracts for the U.S. Army at Fort Polk, LA, Fort Rucker, AL, and Huntsville, AL.

“We are well-known for our nose-to-tail MRO support of the H125/AS350, H130/EC130 and the H225/AS332 Super Puma, but perhaps less so for Airbus Helicopters’ light twin platforms such as the H145/EC145 and H135/EC135,” said Rick Pataky, vice president of operations, Andalusia. “I believe that being entrusted to provide support for the UH-72A Lakota in operation with the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy is a testimony to the outstanding level of expertise and customer service that Vector provides for this platform.”

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