Helicopter News April 08, 2016 by Helis.com
Helicopter News April 08, 2016 by Helis.com

Newsletter #301

Volocopter VC200 First Manned Flight The electric-powered VTOL e-volo Volocopter VC200 performed first manned flight after receiving a permit-to-fly as an ultralight aircraft in Germany. Sales shall start in 2018.

Airbus Helicopters in Africa About 600 Airbus Helicopters rotorcraft are in service throughout Africa. NHV Ghana and Airbus Helicopters Southern Africa (AHZA) provides services to this fleet

US Army Confirms Order for 117 AH-64E Apaches Boeing awarded contract to deliver 117 re-manufactured AH-64E Apaches by June 2018

Record Breaking CarterCopter Carter Aviation, designer of the CarterCopters aicraft, announced a new configuration that can break the rotorcraft world records for speed, range and altitude

R44/S300 Simulators for China Flying Dragon Aviation China Flying Dragon General Aviation Co ordered two Frasca Flight Training Devices (FTDs) simulators convertible between the Schweizer S300 and the Robinson R44 helicopters

Allies Prepare for Saber Junction 16 5,000 personnel from the U.S. 173rd Airborne Brigade, 10 NATO and six European partner nations in preparation for exercise Saber Junction 16 in Germany

Surrey and Sussex Police Acquired Drones Surrey and Sussex Police have acquired four new Aeryon SkyRangers drones to add to the existing one which has been used to support policing operations at Gatwick since March 2014

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