Robinson’s Production Picked up Steam in 2017

Torrance, CA — Robinson Helicopter Company produced 305 helicopters in 2017. The R44 led the way with 174, ranking as the world’s best-selling helicopter according to GAMA’s* General Aviation Aircraft Shipment 2017 Year End Report. Seventy-seven R66s came off the line and, according to data supplied by Rolls Royce, the R66 fleet logged approximately 185,000 [...]

Robinson Introduces Two Garmin G500H TXi Displays

Torrance, CA — Robinson has added Garmin’s new G500H TXi displays to its R44 and R66 options. The two TXi displays add touchscreen functionality to Garmin’s popular G500H system, and consolidate PFD/MFD information on to a single screen. The upgraded displays provide increased resolution and interface with Garmin’s GTN 6xx/7xx touchscreen GPS series. The [...]

Robinson Helicopter’s Cargo Hook to Debut at Heli-Expo 2018

Torrance, CA — Robinson’s R66 cargo hook installation will be on display at this year’s Heli-Expo February 27th through March 1st in Las Vegas, NV. The optional cargo hook carries external loads up to 1200 lb and, for external load operations, the R66’s maximum gross weight increases from 2700 lb to 2900 lb. Two [...]

Wire Strike Protection for R66 Helicopters

12 February 2018 - Torrance, CA — Robinson has added wire strike protection provisions to its R66 options list. Available only on R66 helicopters, the provisions are FAA certified and allow for easy, bolt-on installation of Magellan’s WSPS (Wire Strike Protection System) sold separately by Magellan Aerospace, Winnipeg, Canada. Robinson provisions add 7 lb to the [...]

FAA Certifies Robinson R66 Turbine Newscopter

13 July 2017 - Torrance, CA — Robinson Helicopter Company received FAA certification for its R66 Turbine Newscopter. The turnkey ready R66 ENG (Electronic News Gathering) helicopter is the ideal solution for television news outlets wanting a reliable, economical, turbine powered helicopter with a state-of-the-art news broadcasting system. Powered by the Rolls Royce RR300 turbine [...]

Lithium-ion Battery Now Available for Robinson R66

July 17, 2017 - Torrance, CA— Robinson Helicopter Company has now added the TB17 Lithium-ion battery to its R66 options. TB17 by True Blue Power, a division of Mid-Continent Instrument, offers substantial weight savings, improved starter performance and longer life. At 16 lb., the TB17 is significantly lighter than the R66’s standard battery which weighs 42 [...]

FAA Approves New Inlet Barrier Filter for Robinson R66

March 3, 2017 - Torrance, CA— Robinson Helicopter Company announced FAA approval of a new Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) for use in R66 Turbine helicopters. Developed specifically for the R66 by Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, the optional IBF provides added protection for engines operating in dusty environments. A standard air filter uses a foam filter [...]

Robinson Helicopter Company Delivers 12,000th Helicopter

Torrance, CA— On December 23, 2016 R66 S/N 0763 became the 12,000th helicopter to roll off Robinson Helicopter’s production line. “A nice way to end the year,” said Robinson President, Kurt Robinson. S/N 0763 will be delivered to Hover Dynamics, one of three long-time Robinson dealers in South Africa. The helicopter was purchased by a [...]

University of North Dakota Adds Robinson R44 Cadet Trainer

Torrance, CA— On January 13th, Robinson Helicopter Company delivered an R44 Cadet to the University of North Dakota (UND). This is the first Cadet to be used in UND’s prestigious flight training program. UND Aerospace owns the largest civilian flight training operation in the world with three campuses and over 150 aircraft and flight training [...]

Robinson’s R66 Turbine Marine Receives EASA Final Approval

Torrance, CA— On December 20, 2016 EASA issued final approval for the R66 Turbine Marine pop-out float installation. After tests conducted in July demonstrated the pop-out float installation meets Sea State 4 requirements, EASA officially approved the Marine to be used in emergency situations and for commercial operations. Sea State refers to the height, period, and [...]