Eurocopter Gears Up in Mississippi

 - August 29, 2008, 1:15 PM

American Eurocopter is adding 150 employees at its Golden Triangle plant in Mississippi over the next 18 to 24 months to support an increased production rate of the UH-72A Lakota, its EC 145 variant for the U.S. Army. Currently 176 employees work at the plant, which also assembles AS 350 AStars and provides support for U.S. Coast Guard AS 365 Dolphins. American Eurocopter plans to deliver 35 Lakotas this year and plans eventually to increase production of the helicopter to 50 or 55 annually.