21-Jan-2009 Source: Robinson
Torrance, CAâ€”Robinson Helicopter Company continues to be the worldâ€™s leading manufacture of civilian helicopters. Robinson again breaks its own record producing 893 civil helicopters in 2008 surpassing its prior record of 823 set in 2007.
Without question, the R44 is the reason for Robinsonâ€™s continuing success and record-breaking numbers. Introduced in 2002, the Raven II, a more powerful version of the original R44 now accounts for 60% of the companyâ€™s aircraft sales. The original R44, later designated the Raven I, accounts for roughly 20% of aircraft sales. Finally, the R22 with 164 ships produced in 2008 still maintains its niche in an increasingly competitive market.
Robinsonâ€™s focus for 2009 will continue to be product development and maintaining its record-breaking production.
Robinson Helicopter Company is the worldâ€™s leading manufacturer of civil helicopters. For additional information about Robinson, visit the website at www.robinsonheli.com.