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FAA Approves Robinson Empennage Design for R44 Helicopters

Feb. 7, 2024
The symmetrical stabilizer is now standard on all new R44s.
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Robinson Helicopter Company Celebrates 50 years

March 6, 2023
June 2023 marks 50 years in business for Robinson Helicopter Company. Founded by Frank Robinson on June 20, 1973, Robinson’s goal was to design and manufacture simple, reliable...
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Helicopter Pioneer Frank Robinson Passes

Nov. 14, 2022
On November 12, 2022 Robinson Helicopter Company bid a final farewell to its founder, Frank Robinson. Robinson, 92, passed away peacefully at his Rolling Hills, California, home...

Robinson Helicopter Company to Deliver Four Helicopters at Heli-Expo Dallas

March 7, 2022
Robinson Helicopter Company will display an R66 Turbine, R44 Raven II, R44 Cadet, and R66 Newscopter at this year’s Heli Expo in Dallas. All four aircraft are sold and will be...

Philippine National Police Chooses R44s for Training

Aug. 13, 2019
Robinson Helicopter Company delivered two R44 Raven IIs to the Philippine National Police (PNP). The aircraft were purchased through Robinson’s longtime dealer Lionair Inc. (Manilla...
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Robinson Delivers Two More Cadets to the University of North Dakota

May 9, 2019
As with the two previously acquired Cadets, purchased in 2017 and 2018, the new Cadets will be used for training at UND’s helicopter division located at the Grand Forks, ND, campus...
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Robinson’s Production Picked Up Steam in 2017

March 23, 2018
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...
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FAA Certifies Robinson R66 Turbine Newscopter

Aug. 10, 2017
Powered by the Rolls Royce RR300 turbine engine, the four-place R66 Newscopter, includes a five-axis gyro stabilized gimbal that houses an Ikegami HD camera and Canon's 22-to-...
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FAA Approves Inlet Barrier Filter for R66 Turbine Helicopter

March 6, 2017
Developed specifically for the R66 by Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, the optional IBF provides added protection for engines operating in dusty environments.
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University of North Dakota’s Don Dubuque Receives Keys to New R44 Cadet from Robinson’s Monica Campos.

University of North Dakota Adds Robinson R44 Cadet Trainer

Jan. 25, 2017
First Cadet to be used in UND’s flight training program.

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Interview with Kurt Robinson, CEO, Robinson Helicopter

Feb. 21, 2013
AMT: What's your opinion of the overall industry right now? KR: Overall I think the industry is pretty good, there's no question that the 2008 recession, worldwide, that was huge...
Photo by Steven Ells.
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Maintenance Training The Robinson Way

Jan. 23, 2013
A week-long course in helicopter maintenance training

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Robinson R44 Raven II and Cadet Now Available with Garmin G500H

July 11, 2016
The G500H system is a combination Primary Flight Display and Multifunction Display (PFD/MFD) which provides flight instrumentation, moving map navigation, and situational awareness...
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Robinson Helicopter Company Now Accepting Orders for New R44 Cadet Helicopter

Feb. 22, 2016
The R44 Cadet’s airframe, rotor system, and powerplant (Lycoming O-540-F1B5) are the same as the R44 Raven I. Where the Cadet differs is the rear seats have been removed providing...
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Robinson’s R44 and R66 Helicopters Rank Number One in Sales in 2015

Feb. 12, 2016
R44 Raven II ranked as the world’s top-selling helicopter while the R66 became the world’s top-selling civil turbine helicopter according to the General Aviation Manufacturers...
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Robinson to Deliver 700th R66 Helicopter

Dec. 21, 2015
It will be delivered to Robinson Dealer Air Technology Belgium. This will be the first Turbine Marine delivered to Europe since EASA approved the float option in October and one...
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Robinson Introduces the Two-Place R44 Cadet

Nov. 18, 2015
Robinson Helicopter Company plans to debut the R44 Cadet, a two-place R44, in the first quarter of 2016. While suitable for a wide variety of utilitarian applications, Robinson...
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Robinson Introduces New R44 & R66 Autopilot and Aspen Primary Flight Display Package

Aug. 31, 2015
The autopilot is now available as an option on R44 and R66 helicopters equipped with Aspen’s EFD 1000H Primary Flight Display (PFD).
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FAA Certifies Floats for R66 Turbine

Dec. 5, 2014
Primarily used in emergencies, the floats activate by a lever on the pilot’s collective and inflate within 2 to 3 seconds allowing the pilot to make an immediate water landing...
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Royal Jordanian Air Force Purchases Eight Robinson R44s

Oct. 15, 2014
The Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF) chose Robinson Helicopter Company’s R44 Raven II to replace its fleet of Hughes 500D helicopters that have been in service since 1981.
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Robinson R66 Receives EASA Certification

May 2, 2014
Robinson is pleased to add EASA member states to the now over 50 countries (including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Japan, Russia, South Africa, and the U.S.) that have certified...