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Airbus Helicopters to make AStars in Golden Triangle

COLUMBUS —Airbus Helicopters Inc. (formerly American Eurocopter) is bringing production of AStar helicopters to Columbus. WCBI reports company officials made the announcement yesterday. “The plant here in Columbus has been in charge of Lakota. Our next step, which has been decided, is the production of the AStar — the very successful helicopter AStar — here in Columbus, Miss. We will ...

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Mississippians rally for American Eurocopter

American Eurocopter today received the inaugural Golden Triangle Development LINK Industry of the Year award. Employees and their families, state and local officials and members of the Golden Triangle community gathered to celebrate the honor and to rally in support of preserving funding for the UH-72A Lakota helicopter built for the U.S. Army and Army National Guard. Speakers included Golden Triangle Development LINK CEO Joe ...

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Looming defense cuts bring return of familiar anxieties

Last Tuesday’s deal to slash defense spending by hundreds of billions as part of the deal to raise the nation’s debt ceiling set off the kind of anxiousness not felt in Columbus since the Base Realignment & Closure commission shut down a half-dozen years ago. Suddenly, the Golden Triangle’s continued economic resurgence is not as sure a thing as it ...

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Walker to lead American Eurocopter-Columbus

American Eurocopter announced today that Earl Walker has been promoted to senior director, site general manager for its Columbus facility. Walker’s responsibilities will include coordination, protection and compliance of all operations conducted by American Eurocopter in the Columbus facility. He will also oversee military and commercial programs, quality, flight operations, finance and human resources performed at the site. Walker has ...

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