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"the EC 155 B is the only helicopter in its class to offer the advantage of an optional deicing system" from http://www.helis.com/news/2000/ec155ifr.htm




"Pino reports a planned increase in S-76 production at the Sikorsky plant in Stratford, Conn., and says that future enhancements to the aircraft may include a boost to its Turbomeca Arriel 2S2 engines so as to be able to add an extra passenger, noise reductions both inside and outside the aircraft, and all-weather capability, including deicing."


and yes the Blackhawks are deiced;






"NBAA 2002: TOP STORIES AIRFRAMES AVIONICS E-BIZ FBOs FRACTIONALS INTELLIGENCE MAINTENANCE NEWSMAKERS ... ... a new 19-place civil helicopter." He refers to the ... and all-weather capability, including deicing. Deicing will be standard ... based on Sikorsky's Blackhawk and Seahawk military birds. ..."

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