Aviation Systems

UH-72A Helicopter

The UH-72A is a derivative of the EC-145, a commercial, twin-engine, multi-role light utility helicopter manufactured in Columbus, Mississippi by American Eurocopter. The UH-72A was purchased by the U.S. Army using an acquisition strategy that requires it to be maintained in compliance with all Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Maintenance Management Regulations throughout its military life cycle.


5-D currently provides defense and aerospace program support to the U.S. Army’s UH-72A Product Management Office (PMO) at Redstone Arsenal (Alabama) that:


  • Monitors and ensures that the logistics support and maintenance management activities directed by the Army’s UH-72A Product Manager (PM) are cost-effectively, safely and efficiently implemented at each of the 79 active and planned UH-72A sites worldwide.
  • Provides the UH-72A PMO with financial management, airworthiness, design, product improvement, quality assurance, sustainment, and systems engineering support. 
  • Provides technical, coordinative and management direction and support to UH-72A Unit Commanders, maintenance managers, and test pilots worldwide.
  • Conducts periodic inspections of all UH-72A sites to verify compliance with the logistics, technical support, documentation, and maintenance management requirements outlined in the FAA approved Continued Airworthiness Maintenance Plan (CAMP).
  • Works closely with FAA representatives from the National Capital Region, the Birmingham Flights Standards Office, and the Atlanta Flight Standards Office to ensure that all training, airworthiness, maintenance and logistics support efforts for the UH-72A are fully compliant with FAA directives and procedures.

Many members of the 5-D team have extensive military and/or civilian aviation backgrounds and possess FAA Airframe and Power Plant (A&P) certifications, Inspection Authorizations (IA) and Commercial Pilot ratings. Our program managers, analysts, engineers, and technicians have supported numerous fixed and rotary wing deployments to both hostile and non-hostile areas worldwide and are highly experienced in all aspects of aviation systems design, training, flight operations, risk mitigation, quality control, safety management, accident investigation, life cycle sustainment, and financial management.



Non-Standard Rotary Wing Aircraft

The mission of the Non-Standard Rotary Wing Aircraft (NSRWA) Project Management Office (PMO) is to procure, field and sustain non-standard rotorcraft for the Department of Defense (DoD), allied countries and as directed by the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) in support of Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO).


5-D currently provides a team to the NSRWA PMO’s Mi-17 Product Management Office (PMO) that supports all Program, Operations, Financial and Business Management efforts to include the interface and support activities associated with Mi-17 Foreign Military Sales (FMS). Our team:


  • Provides General Fund Enterprise Business System (GFEBS) planning, execution and tracking expertise in support of the Business Management section of the Mi-17 Product Office. GFEBS is the Army’s new web-enabled financial, asset and accounting management system that standardizes, streamlines and shares critical data across the Active Army, the ARNG and the USAR. GFEBS uses Systems Applications and Products in Data Processing software, a COTS ERP solution.
  • Delivers DoD 5000.01 and 5000.02 compliant technical, operational, business, and sustainment strategy analysis and recommendations to the Mi-17 PMO senior leadership team.
  • Organizes, schedules, and leads program management reviews (PMR) and in-process reviews (IPR) as directed by the Mi-17 PMO senior leadership team.
  • Represents the decisions and positions of the NSRWA and Mi-17 PMO senior leadership team at meetings, conferences and public events.
  • Participate in strategic planning and program control activities as member of numerous Integrated Product Teams (IPT) as directed by the Mi-17 PMO senior leadership.

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