U.S. Aviation Training Solutions (USATS) is set to welcome the first of two UH-60A Black Hawk helicopters to KTIX in May. The newly refurbished UH-60A will be the first based at USATS’ Titusville headquarters and training campus in Florida.
The addition of the two Black Hawks will complement the existing fleet of eight European-based USATS Black Hawks, further reinforcing USATS’ commitment to training leaders in the aviation industry. USATS is currently offering a variety of training on types such as the Black Hawk, Huey II, R22, R44, A109, MD902, MD500/530, Bell206 and Schweizer S300.
With a maximum take-off gross weight of over 10,000 kg, the ability to carry a crew of four and 11 additional personnel, the Black Hawk is also able to carry external loads up to 3,600 kg and has a maximum speed of over 350 km/h, giving it the strength and speed to fulfill a range of missions.
“The Black Hawk is a staple in IDAG’s fleet in Europe and deploying it to our U.S. main campus reflects opportunities for training public use, para public, firefighting, and military pilots worldwide. We have had a huge demand from pilots in South America who need a cost effective, proven and readily available training solution. Training is what we do and no one in the world does it better than USATS,” said Bob Caldwell, President and CEO of USATS and International Defence and Aerospace Group (IDAG), the parent company of USATS.