11-Feb-2012 Source: Robinson
On 23 December 2011, R66 serial number 0100 rolled off Robinsonâ€™s production line, one year and two months after the R66 Turbine received FAA certification.
The 5-place R66 is Robinsonâ€™s largest and most powerful helicopter. The idea, conceived more than a decade ago, was to produce a reasonably priced, low maintenance, high performance turbine helicopter that would fill the emerging void in the turbine helicopter market.
Worldwide response to the R66 has been very strong, surpassing Robinsonâ€™s initial expectations.Â R66 S/N 0100 was delivered to National Airways Corp. (NAC), Robinsonâ€™s longtime dealer in South Africa.
As the R66 market expands, Robinson will continue to develop new options, including a police version, a float version and an external cargo hook.
Robinson Helicopter Company is the worldâ€™s leading manufacturer of civil helicopters.Â For additional information about Robinson, visit the website at www.robinsonheli.com.