THE CLAY HILLS 383 AIRBUS HELICOPTERS At the Golden Triangle Regional Airport in Columbus, a state-of-the-art Airbus Helicopters, Inc. facility assembles UH- 72A Lakotas for the United States Army and manufactures H125 helicopters. To date, nearly 400 UH-72As have been delivered to the Army. Each is in use in support of vital missions including training, air medical transport, and search and rescue, with Army National Guard units flying Lakotas in support of Customs and Border Protection operations on the Southwestern border. In 2014, the facility delivered its first H125 – America’s top selling civil helicopter – from a new full assembly line established as part of the company’s “made in the USA” strategy. The H125 model is known for its performance, reliability and multi-mission flexibility. Repairs, upgrades, and customization for various Airbus heli- copters also are performed in Columbus. Airbus Helicopters, Inc., is the United States affiliate of Airbus, a global leader in aeronautics, space, and related services. In 2015, Airbus generated revenues of $75 billion and employed a workforce of around 136,600. Airbus is also a leader providing tanker, combat, transport, and mission aircraft, as well as Europe’s number one space enterprise and the world’s second largest space business. PHOTOS COURTESY OF AIRBUS HELICOPTERS, INC.