Helicopter News January 26, 2016 by Helis.com
Helicopter News January 26, 2016 by Helis.com

Newsletter #275

Drones Driving Force in Future Logistic Operations The Soldier Aerial Mobility Vehicle (SAMV) aims to develop an aircraft capable of manned or unmanned operation and carry up to 800-pound / 360-Kgs payload within a 125-mile / 200-km range.

Second H160 Prototype Takes Off The H160 helicopter second prototype joins the flight test program after first ground run performed on December 18, 2015. PT2 is the first H160 to fly with the Turbomeca Arrano engines.

Bell 429 MAGnificent Receives Russian STC Validation Mecaer Aviation Group (MAG) announced it has successfully validated their luxury interior for the Bell 429 with Russian authorities (IAC-AR).

Graphene Composite May Keep Blades Ice-Free A thin coating of graphene nanoribbons in epoxy developed at Rice University has proven effective at melting ice on a helicopter blade by heating surfaces and simplify ice removal.

HIOWAA Ambulance Begin Night HEMS Training Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA) new H135 / EC135T3 helicopter arrived at the charity’s air base in Thruxton, near Andover, UK

Heli-One Poland Delivers First AW139 Exhaust Duct Repaired Heli-One, part of CHC, completed its first proprietary repair in its Poland facility of an AgustaWestland AW139 first generation duct.

Avinco Totals Over 30 Helicopter Transactions in 2015 Avinco, pre-owned/used aircraft sales company, closed 2015 with a record 31 helicopter transactions worldwide, moving over 38 million Euros worth of assets.

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