Robinson Helicopter Company Delivers 12,000th Helicopter

Robinson R66 photographed at Aero 2016 in Friedrichshafen, picture by The Aviation
Robinson R66 photographed at Aero 2016 in Friedrichshafen, picture by The Aviation

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 new charter and tour operator, Fly Karoo Air Services, operating in the area of Graaff-Reinet. According to Dean Feldman of Hover Dynamics, Fly Karoo chose the R66 because of its powerful turbine engine, quieter cabin, spacious baggage compartment, and low operating costs.

Robinson’s first two-place R22 was produced and delivered in 1979, the first four-place R44 in 1993 and the first five-place R66 in 2010. Robinson also offers a multitude of variants including the recently introduced R44 Cadet, a two-place helicopter specially configured for training.

Founded in 1973, Robinson Helicopter Company is the world’s leading manufacturer of civil helicopters.

 

Press release by Robinson Helicopters, picture by The Aviation