First Group of RTA Pilots and Technicians Completed UH-72A Lakota Conversion Course

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BANGKOK, -- Six pilots and 10 maintenance technicians from the Royal Thai Army have successfully completed training to fly and maintain the UH-72A Lakota, the initial group of Thai pilots and aircraft maintenance technicians that will be trained to operate and Lakotas for Thailand.

The Thai pilots and technicians were honored Friday in a graduation ceremony at the Airbus  Helicopters Inc. in Grand Prairie, where they underwent a comprehensive Several weeks of  classroom and simulator instruction as well as training flight in the UH-72A. A second group  of Thai pilots is now undergoing on-site training flight in the Lakota.

"Our team is honored to have the opportunity to train the Royal Thai Army pilots and  technicians to operate and the Lakota and perform important missions for Reviews their country, "said
Marc Paganini, President and CEO of Airbus Helicopters Inc.

has produced six Airbus Helicopters UH-72As for the Royal Thai Army. Those helicopters have been delivered to the US Army, the which later this year will transfer the Lakotas to Thailand. The six Lakotas were ordered from Airbus Group by Thailand through the US  Army in April 2014, the first foreign military sale of the UH-72A. The US government has  the opportunity Offered Thailand to purchase an additional nine Lakotas.


Six pilots and 10 technicians from the RTA ready-to-operate UH-72A Lakota.

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