Corpus Christi Army Depot

Corpus Christi Army Depot was established in 1961.  It is the  largest rotary wing repair facility in the world and is also industry leader of repair and overhaul for helicopters, engines and components in Army Aviation.  The depot is known for delivering high quality products for the best price.

Under the highest level of certification, CCAD has completed world-class maintenance on more than 544 aircraft; 2,986 engines and 111,785 helicopter components since 2003 for the UH-60 Black Hawk, CH-47 Chinook, AH-64 Apache, OH-58 Kiowa and the Air Force HH-60 Pave Hawk.

CCAD is focused on the customer.  We provide global support by conducting accident investigations, troubleshooting and repairing aircraft anytime, anywhere.  Support for the Warfighter ensure maximum sustainability through interactive training programs available at the depot.  Soldiers work alongside CCAD artisans as they learn how to repair deployed aircraft in their unit.

Though CCAD remains the preferred business solution for rotary wing repair and overhaul, it continues to find ways to reduce cost while increasing production and maintaining superior quality of its products.  Cost-consciousness has become a culture at the depot with leaders, office professionals and artisans finding way to lower cost at all levels.

We continue to adapt to a change in military tempo by utilizing the best business practices within the commercial sector to posture itself as an elite organization prepared to handle the needs of the future.  Corpus Christi Army Depot operates as a premier business partner within the Aviation and Missile Command and Army Material Command to support every Soldier, Sailor, Airman and Marine.


11001 D Street #101, Corpus Christi, TX 78418

(361) 961-2811

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In the early 1940s, the area which is now the Corpus Christi Naval Air Station was developed to train Navy aviators to fly seaplanes and carrier-based aircraft. In addition, they operated an aircraft overhaul and repair facility until June 30, 1959.

The facility sat idle for nearly two years until the Army took possession of the large hangars and other buildings located on a 15-acre tract. The Army Aeronautical Depot Maintenance Center (ARADMAC) began operations on April 21, 1961. ARADMAC was tasked with helicopter repair and maintenance for three engines and four airframes. The first Huey UH-1 helicopter was overhauled in 1962 and by 1968, the facility was in full operation, providing repair and overhaul services to approximately 400 helicopters.

During the mid-sixties, a Navy seaplane tender ship was recommissioned by the Army as the Army’s first floating helicopter maintenance facility and named the USNS Corpus Christi Bay. It operated in Southeast Asian waters during the Vietnam War and was manned by ARADMAC personnel. It was deactivated in 1975.

In 1974, the name was changed to Corpus Christi Army Depot, employing more than 3,200 civilian employees and serving the growing Army inventory of helicopters. It currently provides helicopter maintenance, repair, recapitalization, and overhaul capability to all the U.S. military services, as well as several foreign governments.

Today, CCAD occupies facilities valued at over $746 million on approximately 154 acres on the Naval Air Station.
CCAD employees have served in Operation Desert Shield/Storm, Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia, and are currently serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

In June 1993, CCAD assumed work on Navy SH-60B Seahawk, Marine AH-1 Super Cobra, and Air Force MH-60 Pavehawk helicopters. Work is also done on the Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps UH-1N helicopters.

In September 2000, CCAD entered into its first private industry partnership with General Electric Aircraft Engines to provide technical, engineering, logistical and parts support for the T700 engine line. Since then, CCAD has formed three more partnerships with Boeing Company, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation and Honeywell International.

CCAD received its ISO9001:2000 certification in November 2005 and has since upgraded its certification to Aero Space (AS)9110. By doing so, CCAD has secured its future within the Department of Defense.

  • Return Army rotary wing aircraft and components to the fight with uncompromising quality, at the lowest possible cost, in the shortest amount of time possible.
  • Support the Army’s accident investigation processes with subject matter expertise and reliable laboratory analysis anywhere in the world.
  • When required, assess, evaluate and repair forward deployed aircraft and components anywhere in the world to include depot forward capabilities as required.
  • Support Active, Reserve and National Guard maintenance skill development with hands-on experience at the Depot.


  • To be the Warfighter’s preferred best value solution for modification, repair, and overhaul of critical rotary wing and UAS components and platforms.
  • To anticipate and prepare for future MRO requirements with tools, training, and facilities.
  • To utilize LMP and other automation solutions to reduce indirect costs, focus on programs with highest margins, and make informed business decisions on off-loading programs that are not economical.
  • To fully utilize the Aviation Enterprise (AMCOM, IMMC, RDEC, PEO-AV, USAACE, and CCAD) to provide coordinated, effective and efficient support to the Warfighter.