EADS Delivers HC-144A Maintenance Training Unit To The U.S. Coast Guard | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne Unlimited-
Monday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI-
Tuesday

Airborne Unlimited-
Wednesday

AMA Drone Report-
Thursday

Airborne Unlimited-
Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 05.14.18

Airborne-UnManned 05.15.18

Airborne 05.16.18

AMA Drone Report 05.17.18

Airborne 05.18.18

Airborne-YouTube

Airborne 05.14.18

Airborne-UnManned 05.15.18

Airborne 05.16.18

AMA Drone Report 05.17.18

Airborne 05.18.18

Wed, May 08, 2013

EADS Delivers HC-144A Maintenance Training Unit To The U.S. Coast Guard

Will Convert Prototype CN235 In Elizabeth City, NC

The U.S. Coast Guard Aviation Logistics Center has purchased the prototype CN235 aircraft and plans to transform it into an HC-144A maintenance training unit. The HC-144A (pictured in file photo) is based on the Airbus Military CN235 tactical airlifter. The transformation will configure the CN235 with systems from the HC-144. The systems will have built-in faults that will allow maintenance personnel the opportunity to learn troubleshooting on actual HC-144 aircraft.


“It is very satisfying to see this airframe being used as an integral part of the HC-144A program,” said Sean O’Keefe, EADS North America Chairman and CEO. “We look forward to its performing many years of service in training the technicians who will keep the fleet safe in the air.”
 
The USCG Aviation Technical Training Center, located in Elizabeth City, NC, currently has similar training aids for other fleet aircraft including the EADS Eurocopter MH-65 Dolphin helicopter. The HC-144 maintenance training unit will be the first of its kind for an Airbus Military aircraft when the transformation is complete.
 
Formally known as P1, the CN235 prototype was christened Infanta Elena after the Spanish royal family member who acted as its godmother on its rollout in 1983. It was initially demonstrated at the Farnborough and Paris airshows and was dedicated to the certification and development of the CN235 aircraft platform. It later served as a company demonstrator for the -100 series, -200 series and maritime patrol version.
 
The United States Coast Guard operates fourteen HC-144A Ocean Sentry Maritime Patrol Aircraft and has four additional planes on order scheduled for delivery in 2013 and 2014.

FMI: www.eads.com, www.uscg.mil

Advertisement

More News

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.20.18)

“We were honored to be selected by several airlines to create this retrofit solution for flight deck power. Our global experience in certification services is helping these a>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.20.18): Execute Missed Approach

Execute Missed Approach Instructions issued to a pilot making an instrument approach which means continue inbound to the missed approach point and execute the missed approach proce>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.20.18)

Aero Linx: Directorate General of Civil Aviation (India) Directorate General of Civil Aviation is the regulatory body governing the safety aspects of civil aviation in India. This >[...]

ANN FAQ: Like Us On Facebook

There's A Lot To Like On ANN's Latest Social Media Site We all know how important Social Media is to a lot of people, particularly those under 30. We also know how important those >[...]

Airborne 05.16.18: OSHStar! Pipistrel, iFlightPlanner, ASTM Ice Detection

Also: BRS Parachute Rescue, Joe Nall Canceled, Mars Helicopter, Top Teen Rocket Scientists A growing presence at each year’s AirVenture Fly-Ins has been the availability of a>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2018 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC