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Air Comm cools down Army’s UH-72

 - February 22, 2009, 4:06 PM

Air Comm (Booth No. 3748) is supplying vapor-cycle air-conditioning systems to Eurocopter for the U.S. Army’s Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) program, which is led by EADS North America. Designated UH-72 by the Army, the LUH is a variant of the Eurocopter EC 145. According to Keith Steiner, Air Comm’s evaporator configuration is important to the Army. “The placement of the two cockpit evaporators forward of the anti-torque pedals provides a large volume of very cold air directly to the pilot and copilot,” he said. “This is critical for effective cooling, especially in extreme environments such as Fort Irwin, California, where the temperature typically tops 100 deg-F in the summer.”