Torrance, CA — Robinson Helicopter Company achieved another milestone when its 8000th helicopter was flight certified. The new, solid green, Robinson R44 Raven II S/N 11984 was ordered by SkySales Aviation (Christchurch, New Zealand) for a private owner.

Owned by Alex Rodgers, Sky Sales started its affiliation with Robinson first as a service center in 1986 before being named a Robinson dealer in the early 1990s. SkySales also performs maintenance and overhauls, flies charters, and conducts pilot training.

Robinson Helicopter Company was founded in 1973. The first R22 was delivered in October 1979. In 1993, the R44 came online and is now the best selling helicopter in the world. The R44 is offered in two models: The Raven I and the more powerful Raven II. The Raven II is available in four specialty configurations: Police Helicopter, Newscopter,
Clipper, and IFR Trainer.

Robinson Helicopter Company is the world’s leading manufacturer of civil helicopters. For additional information about Robinson, visit the website at